Science Complex Manager

Job description

Science Complex Manager 

Job Purpose
Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.

TU invites applications for a Science Complex Manager to oversee the ongoing and evolving needs of TU’s new Science Complex. The Science Complex is the largest academic building on Towson University's campus. Located along York Road just south of historic Stephens Hall, it supports modern scientific research and instruction with:

  • 50 teaching laboratories
  • 30 research laboratories
  • 50 classrooms
  • 10 collaborative student spaces
  • 8 lecture halls 
  • 1 outdoor classroom leading into the Glen Arboretum

To ensure the safe and efficient operation of the Science Complex, TU is seeking a skilled and innovative coordinator to identify new solutions that support modern teaching and research.

The Science Complex Manager will work closely with the Dean, faculty and staff in the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics to ensure an efficient move into the Science Complex. The position will not only effectively manage shared spaces with a unique understanding of the needs of the college, but will also make recommendations for improvement. Coordination and collaboration are key functions of this position. As the liaison to the Office of Technology Services, the Science Complex Manager will coordinate classroom technology, including troubleshooting and problem-solving when applicable. This position will also work closely with the Lab Managers within the college to facilitate improvements and effectiveness. To be successful, this position will regularly collaborate with various TU departments including facilities, work control, access control, environmental health and safety, and ABM janitorial services. The Science Complex Manager will have oversight of building operations, including material requests and replacements, disposal of chemical materials, recycling and disposal of lab material, and key coordinator. The Science Complex manager will also oversee receiving and shipping of items that are large or require special handling (live, frozen, refrigerated) and oversee the chemical inventory for the building.


  • Bachelor degree.
  • Three years of experience in coordination/management of a major department, division, or building.  
  • Coursework or work experience in laboratories or independent research. 
  • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills.
  • Experience with coordinating maintenance issues with appropriate parties.
  • Proficiency in serving as the point-person for an organization or project with an ability to build positive relationships. 
  • Strong understanding of technology and ability to troubleshoot/problem-solve a variety of issues.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with peers to resolve issues and develop solutions. 


  • Graduate degree in the sciences.
  • Experience managing a laboratory or building at a college and/or university.

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

Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.

If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application.

This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.

To view and apply to current job openings please visit

Office of Human Resources
8000 York Road
Towson, Maryland

Towson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: [email protected]

Towson University is a smoke-free campus.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/6/2021
Application Due: 6/5/2021
Work Type:
Salary: Competitive salary and full University benefits.