Towson University - Fisher College of Science and Mathematics, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 1043-AP [#23607, FCSM-3726]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Towson, Maryland 21252, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics Education
Application Deadline: 2023/12/18 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/23, listed until 2024/04/23)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor – Mathematics Education 
Department of Mathematics 
The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics 

The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics invites applications for a tenure-track, 9-month Assistant Professor position, in the Department of Mathematics beginning August 2024.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Mathematics Education, Mathematics (with significant work experience in Mathematics Education), or a closely related field, before August 15, 2024. Department needs include undergraduate and secondary mathematics education, equity and social justice in mathematics education, and mathematics teacher education.
Outstanding candidates in other mathematics education specialties will be given full consideration.

Faculty are assigned an instructional workload of five or six course units (three credit hours each) per academic year. Faculty members in mathematics education teach a broad spectrum of courses throughout the undergraduate curriculum and in the Master’s degree program in Mathematics Education, and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching is essential. The successful candidate will establish a productive research program with a willingness to pursue external funding opportunities. The department is strongly committed to undergraduate research and teacher preparation.

Towson University:
Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports 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 17,000 undergraduates and over 2,500 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 920 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 Philadelphia.

The Department:
The Department of Mathematics has 51 full-time faculty and over 150 math majors. We offer a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, with concentrations in Secondary Education, Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, and Pure Mathematics, as well as masters degrees in Mathematics Education, Actuarial Science and Predictive Analytics, and Applied and Industrial Mathematics. The Secondary Education concentration is offered in partnership with Towson UTeach, Maryland’s leader in STEM teacher education. Towson University and the Department of Mathematics are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. 

Application Process:
Review of applications begins on December 18, 2023, and continues until the positions are filled. Applications should be submitted electronically through A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae that includes a publication list, all graduate transcripts, a research statement, a teaching statement, and at least three recommendation letters, one of which should address the candidate’s teaching. The application package should address the candidate's potential contributions to departmental efforts in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

NOTE: the application process requires submitting the materials outlined above through AND submitting a CV through Towson University's internal application system, Taleo. Click here to submit your CV to Taleo. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is FCSM-3726.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate 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 safety.

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line form. All data collected are for internal, state, and/or federal reporting and will not be used for other purposes.

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 applications from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expressions, national origins, ages, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientations and belief background. 

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
(410) 704-2893
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252