Towson University ( was founded in 1866, is
recognized by U. S. News & World Report as one of the top
public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is
Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public,
comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU
enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students
across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts,
health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has
almost 900 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 Bachelor’s,
45 Master’s, and 5 Doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus
sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore,
45 miles north of Washington, D.C., and 95 miles south of


Department of Biological Sciences – 2

Assistant Professor, Animal Physiology

Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the
Department of Biological Sciences with expertise in animal
physiology, beginning August 2025. Successful applicants are
expected to possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching,
to establish a productive research/scholarly program involving
undergraduate and graduate students, and to actively pursue
extramural funding for that research. Successful candidates are
required to have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related
field and have postdoctoral experience. The candidate’s research
program should be in animal physiology; this may include but is not
limited to taking a comparative, ecological, evolutionary, or
biomedical approach to animal physiology. Teaching responsibilities
may include Animal Physiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, or
other undergraduate and graduate courses in physiology that align
with faculty area(s) of expertise. Review of applications begins
immediately and continues until the positions are filled.


Assistant Professor, Science Education

Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology with
expertise in Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER). This is a
full-time appointment beginning August 2025. Ph.D. or Ed.D. in
biology, biology education, science education, or a relevant field
is required at the time of appointment; demonstrated experience in
biology or science education research; potential for or past
success securing external funding; demonstrated scholarly activity
in the areas of biology or science education; potential or past
experience in mentoring students; experience with student-centered
evidence-based teaching practices; an ability to teach introductory
courses in biology; a demonstrated ability to communicate and
collaborate; and a commitment to access, inclusion, and diversity
in higher education. The successful candidate for this biology
education research position is expected to develop a productive,
externally funded research program in post-secondary biology
education or science education that engages students. The
successful candidate will join a thriving community of more than 50
biologists with broad sub-disciplinary diversity and will be
expected to contribute to teaching lower-level courses for majors
or nonmajors in introductory biology, student intern supervision
for secondary science education majors, and content or methods
courses for preservice teachers. We seek candidates with an
interest in engaging in a collaborative teaching and research
environment in support of the academic program of the unit. The
successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the
department’s continuing efforts and process relating to building
inclusive excellence in science education to promote the success
and retention of all students. The successful candidate will have
teaching experience at the university/college level, and research
experience and/or interests in college science education and
assessment. Review of applications begins immediately and continues
until the position is filled. FCSM-3801.

For detailed information on
these positions, please visit:




A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired
candidates and the results may impact employment.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has
been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions
since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the
University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full
COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for
all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both
a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and

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Towson University is an equal opportunity employer and has a
strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More
Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25). TU is a
national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in
Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority
enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a
variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender
identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color,
religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief




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