Towson University — Climatologist

Assistant Professor of Climatology
Department of Geography & Environmental Planning
College of Liberal Arts

The Department of Geography & Environmental Planning at Towson University invites applications for a tenure track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in Climatology starting in August 2022.

PhD in geography. PhD in cognate field will be considered. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 2023. Candidates should have expertise in climatology, weather, and physical geography; they should have strong quantitative and geospatial capabilities. Specialization in urban climatology is encouraged Candidates should feel comfortable teaching undergraduate classes in physical geography, climate change and society, meteorology, climatology, applied climatology, and quantitative methods.

Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion and candidates must be sensitive to the needs of, and possess an interest in working with, a diverse student body. Experience with innovative teaching or the potential to engage undergraduate and graduate students in critical and dynamic ways are highly desirable.

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate introductory courses and other existing or newly developed undergraduate and/or graduate courses that align with faculty area(s) of expertise. Research responsibilities include maintaining a record of scholarly research and publication. The University is striving to achieve Carnegie’s R2 status and thus prioritizes grant funded research. Other responsibilities include advising students in major and minor programs and service to the Department, College and Institution.

Opportunities exist for contributing to other academic programs, including but not limited to Environmental Science and Studies, Computer and Information Sciences, and Metropolitan Studies.

The Department:
The Department ( offers majors in Geography, Geography and Land Surveying. Minors in Geographic Information Sciences, Climate, Weather, and Society, and Geography are also offered. The Department also offers a graduate MA in Geography and Environmental Planning.

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 18,000 undergraduates and approaching 4,000 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:
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 that includes descriptions of teaching philosophy, practical approaches, and a list of potential course offerings, (3) a research statement that addresses current areas of expertise and future research agenda, and (4) a reflective statement on ways the applicant can contribute to inclusion and diversity. The names and addresses (including email addresses) of three (3) referees should be provided.

Submit all application materials in a single PDF file to:

Please direct questions to:
Dr. Jeremy Tasch

Review of completed applications begins 15 December 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

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.