CHP-3541, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, Gerontology Program
Towson University

Towson, Maryland

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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, Gerontology Program

Department of Health Sciences

College of Health Professions



The College of Health Professions invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the Department of Health Sciences beginning August 2022. Candidates pursuing the rank of associate professor should have 6 years' experience teaching in higher education or comparable qualifications and demonstrate a clear and active line of scholarship with outcomes.

Area of specialization is open. Salary is competitive and includes state benefits package.


  • Research doctoral degree in Gerontology or closely related field (successful ABD applicants will be appointed at the instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2023).
  • Strong commitment to excellence in teaching and internship supervision
  • Demonstrated success or potential to teach gerontology at the undergraduate level
  • Demonstrated scholarly potential to develop a strong body of aging focused research involving a collaborative interdisciplinary approach to investigating a wide range of issues faced by a diversely aging society.


Primary responsibilities for a 9 month academic year include: 1) TEACHING - research active instructors teach 6 courses a year. These may include in introductory gerontology providing core knowledge in the social, psychological and health domains of gerontology, and may include long-term care, geriatric health and healthcare, death and dying, gerontological management and other areas of adult gerontology. Effective student advising and mentoring are essential to a highly diverse student-centered program; 2) SCHOLARSHIP - development/continuation of an independent, focused area of scholarship that includes refereed publications, professional presentations, potential for external funding, and to support collaboration among faculty and students; 3) SERVICE - active service to the Department, College University, Profession and to internship supporting area healthcare organizations.

Department of Health Science:

The Gerontology undergraduate program is one of nine degree/certificate programs in the interprofessional, team-oriented Department of Health Sciences. The Health Sciences Department is highly diverse in faculty and student body. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates must be sensitive to the needs of, and possess an interest in working with, a diverse student body.

Towson University:

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 more than 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 900 full-time faculty, and offers 65 bachelor's, 42 master's, and 4 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.

Application Process:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application that addresses the posting details and qualifications. Applications must also include: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a teaching statement, (3) a research statement that addresses current areas of expertise and future research agenda, and (4) a statement describing the applicant's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All application materials should be submitted electronically via the application link, preferably in a single PDF file.

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is CHP-3541.

In addition, applicants should submit contact information (name, address, email, phone number) for at least three professional references. Letters of application and other correspondence submitted in the online application process should be addressed to Dr. Allison Kabel the Gerontology Program Coordinator and search chair.

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. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the University.

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action 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 backgrounds.

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