The Fisher College of Science and Mathematics invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track appointment in Microbiology or Virology within the Cell and Molecular Biology Area of the Department of Biological Sciences beginning August 2023. Successful applicants are expected to possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, to establish a productive research/scholarly program in microbiology or virology involving undergraduate and master’s students, and to actively pursue extramural funding for that research. Successful candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences and will likely have postdoctoral experience. The candidate’s research program should be in microbiology or virology. Teaching responsibilities will include one or more of the following: microbiology or virology, an upper-level course in cell or molecular biology and an upper-level elective or graduate course in the candidate’s area of specialization. Development of a course-based undergraduate research laboratory class (CURE) is also encouraged and supported. The Department of Biological Sciences provides high-quality education to both undergraduate and graduate students, with a focus on the knowledge and skills necessary for success at Towson University and beyond. We are committed to providing students the opportunity to conduct authentic research, both through independent research in faculty labs, and in course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) laboratory classes. In pursuit of this goal, the HHMI-funded Towson University Research Enhancement Program (TU-REP; https://www.towson.edu/fcsm/departments/stem/turep/) integrates research experience directly into the curriculum. TU-REP has been named a "2022 Inspiring Program in STEM" by INSIGHT into Diversity magazine. Towson University has also been named a top institution in the nation for gender equality and received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for three consecutive years. These awards highlight our ongoing commitment to our diverse study body in reaching their education and career goals. Additional information about the Department is available at http://www.towson.edu/biology/. With more than 3,800 undergraduates, 56% of whom are students from groups traditionally under-represented in the sciences, the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics is one of the fastest growing and most diverse colleges at Towson University.
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