Multiple Positions

Towson University in Maryland

Date Posted October 15, 2012
Employment Type Full-time

Founded in 1866, Towson University is recognized today as one of the leading public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences and the fine and performing arts. The University places an emphasis on service learning and civic engagement. As the Baltimore region's largest university and Maryland's metropolitan university, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls over 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 62 undergraduate, 38 Master's programs, and four doctoral programs. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the main campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore, 45 miles from Washington, D.C., 90 miles from Philadelphia, and about 170 miles from New York City.

Department of Women's Studies
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor in Philosophy and Women's Studies tenure track beginning Fall 2013. must possess strong commitment to excellence in teaching and show potential for productive scholarly growth. Responsibilities in philosophy include teaching introductory courses and courses in the major. Responsibilities in Women's Studies include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in an interdisciplinary program that offers a major, a minor, and a master's degree. We seek candidates whose teaching takes into consideration the intersection of race, class, and gender. Send letter of application, C.V., official transcripts, a writing sample and three Professional Letters of Recommendation postmarked by November 26, 2012. Qualifications: Ph.D. in philosophy is required. ABD candidates may be considered if the doctorate is completed by June 2013. CLA-N-2615

Department of Early Childhood Education
Graduate Director/Co-Director
Tenure track associate professor to direct or co-direct the graduate program. Responsibilities will include teaching graduate courses, advising approximately 300 graduate students in Early Childhood Education, and performing the administrative duties in cooperation of the chairperson, while engaging in service to the university and the academic/professional community and in continuing scholarship. On-going projects include administration, marketing and growth of the M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education, the M.Ed. Plus Certification and the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS), the Early Childhood M.A.T. program, and off-campus M.Ed. programs at external campuses and in partnerships with area school systems and early childhood education programs. Review of credentials will begin 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled. Qualifications: The Graduate Program

Director/Co-Director must demonstrate leadership in teaching and scholarship to ensure a high level of rigor in advanced course work, requiring a command of critical perspectives in child development and of research methods, and a commitment to current trends and issues relating to young children from birth through age eight and families and to professionals in all settings in early care and education. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated background in a leadership role with evidence of scholarly activities and publications with documentation of excellence in teaching. The doctorate in early childhood education or related field is required for consideration for the Associate Professor position. COE-N-2620

Department of Elementary Education
Assistant Professor
Tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates must be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in elementary education, human development, and educational psychology. Review of credentials will begin 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled. Qualifications:
Applicants must have a doctorate in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or Human Development/Child Development/Educational Psychology. Additional expertise in literacy is also desired. Applicants must also possess a strong commitment to teaching, demonstrating potential for research and scholarship, and a willingness to pursue available external funding. Three years of professional teaching experience in elementary school settings is required. COE-N-2619

Department of Instructional Leadership & Professional Development
Associate Professor in Educational Leadership
Tenure track Associate Professor with expertise in instructional leadership, evidence-based planning, and assessment of student learning outcomes. Responsibilities include teaching graduate courses in educational leadership, advising approximately 25-30 students, mentoring junior faculty, and serving on university and college committees. Ongoing projects include participation in department curriculum revision to meet Maryland State reform initiatives and in aligning assessments and improvement efforts to meet local, professional, and national accreditation requirements. ILPD faculty are expected to teach high quality and rigorous courses in a variety of locations (on-site and off-site) and formats (intense, executive style; face-to-face; hybrid; and on-line) in order to respond to the needs of Maryland educators. Review of credentials will begin 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled. Qualifications: An Ed.D. or Ph.D. is required and significant PK-12 experience is preferred, particularly experiences in leadership roles. COE-N-2618

Department of Special Education
Assistant Professor
The Department of Special Education invites applications for two (2) tenure track Assistant Professor positions in the Department of Special Education. They are located at the main campus and satellite offices, with the possibility of teaching and administrative responsibilities at the regional higher education centers. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate programs in special education, as well as in the related Early Childhood/Special Education dual certification program at the undergraduate level, and Master of Education
(M.Ed.) and Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) programs at the graduate level. Review of credentials will begin 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled. Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:
All candidates must have an earned terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Special Education, Teacher Education, or a closely related field); Successful teaching experience in P-12 settings; Teaching experience at the college/university level; Excellent communication, human relations, and organizational skills; Demonstrated literacy in educational technology; Evidence of scholarly potential. COE-N-2617

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. These positions are contingent on availability of the funds at the time of hire.

For detailed information on any of these positions, please visit: