Towson University — Assistant Professor, Geospatial Technologies

Assistant Professor, Geospatial Technologies
Department of Geography and Environmental Planning
College of Liberal Arts 

The College of Liberal Arts invites application for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Geography beginning August 2020.

PhD or ABD in Geography, strong commitment to excellence in teaching, a strong potential for research and publication, commitment to keep abreast of developments in the field, and demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diversity of TU students, faculty, staff, and community.

We seek a scholar and teacher in geospatial technologies. We welcome applications from researchers working in any area of geographic information science. There are exciting opportunities for working in the thematic areas of urban analysis (Baltimore), coastal ecology (Chesapeake Bay), human-environment dynamics, geomorphology, natural hazards, emergency management, and weather and climate. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in GIS, remote sensing, GIS database design, and introductory human or physical geography as well as contribute to the growth of our GIS minor by developing new complementary courses and recruiting students. Standard teaching load at Towson is seven courses over the fall and spring semesters. We encourage applications from those whose teaching and scholarship advances an understanding of diversity in society.

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 almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 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.

Application Process:
Preliminary interviews via Skype begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, curriculum of vitae, sample publications, evidence of teaching and research excellence, and the names and contacts of three professional references to Dr. Charles Schmitz, Department of Geography and Environmental Planning, Towson University (

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

Please be sure to visit 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. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: CLA-3315. 

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.