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Towson University (www.towson.edu) 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 over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has almost 900 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.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Department of Special Education

Assistant Professor

Tenure-track, 9-month position in the Department of Special Education beginning August 2024. Earned Doctorate or ABD in Special Education, educational psychology or a closely related field. Required Qualifications: Knowledge of evidence-based practices for students with disabilities including one or more of the following: supporting students with Autism; evidence-based literacy practices; socio-emotional well-being; or related area in special education. Evidence of commitment to effective instruction and evidence-based instructional practice for students with disabilities. Evidence of scholarly potential, including but not limited to doctoral research, research presentations, evaluation work, publications, and work in progress and strong communication, collaboration and organizational skills. Preferred Birth-21 teaching or comparable experience in special education or closely related field. Experience working with students with Autism and families of students with disabilities. Strong knowledge and experience base in quantitative research methodology. Public-school teaching experience. Familiarity with principles for universally designed instruction and Experience with supervision or mentorship of teachers or teacher candidates. Faculty will be assigned standard instructional tenure-track workload of six course units per academic year (typically 3 course units/semester) with one-course reduction in first year. Teach undergraduate and graduate special education courses and/or supervise early childhood, elementary or secondary internship placements in various instructional settings at the undergraduate and graduate level. Support graduate-level programming in the Master of Education (MEd) program, the Teacher as Leader in Autism (TALA) program, and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs as well as the newly established Autism Studies PhD program. This position also may involve the recruitment of students and student advising at the graduate and undergraduate level. Establish and pursue scholarly research agenda commensurate with background as well as engaging in service. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. COE-3721

COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Department of Health Sciences

Health Care Management and Public Health Programs

Assistant Professor, 2 positions

Two 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty to support Department of Health Sciences programs in health care management and public health. (The health care management program is a priority; at most, one position may be filled by public health faculty.) Full-time appointment will begin in August 2024. Successful applicants will have a core focus in one of these fields but show evidence of interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and scholarship in one of these or closely related areas. Faculty may teach at the undergraduate or graduate level based on expertise and the needs of the department. Salary is competitive and includes the State of Maryland benefits package. Rank will be determined based on qualifications at the time of appointment. Research doctoral degree in a health sciences or related discipline. Education and expertise to teach courses across the department; subject areas in health care management, including information technology, data analytics, quality improvement, strategic planning, law and ethics, and finance; and/or public health, including health promotion and behavior, public health policy, environmental health, epidemiology, and research methods. Evidence of a scholarship agenda focused in an area of specialty in health care/public health or closely related area. ABD applicants will be considered, but appointment will be at the instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2025. Faculty are assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units (three credit hours each) per academic year. Primary responsibilities include: 1) TEACHING – provide i) high quality instruction in a variety of health care management and/or public health courses to a diverse population of students, and ii) effective advising and mentorship to students as they matriculate through their program and prepare to enter the workforce; 2) SCHOLARSHIP – development, or continuation, of an independent, focused area of scholarship that includes refereed publications, professional presentations, and external funding, with mentoring of student researchers also valued; and 3) SERVICE – active service participation at the Department, College, University, professional and community levels. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the positions are filled. CHP-3722

Department of Nursing

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor-4 positions

The Department of Nursing invites established nurse scholars and clinicians, and promising faculty applicants for tenure-track appointment beginning August 2024. The Department seeks to fill four faculty positions at either the assistant or associate professor rank. A research doctorate with expertise in a respective specialty area is required. Evidence of an active research agenda is also required. Candidates should have experience working with a diverse population. ABD applicants considered, with appointment at the instructor rank; all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2025. All candidates are expected to possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and advising. Licensure or eligibility for licensure in Maryland is required. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Candidates wishing to be considered for the rank of Associate Professor should have 6 years of experience teaching in higher education or comparable qualifications and demonstrate a clear line of research with outcomes. 1) Teaching - provide high quality instruction in a variety of undergraduate and/or graduate nursing courses, advise and mentor a diverse population of students as they matriculate through the program and prepare to enter the profession; 2) Scholarship - development/continuation of a focused area of research that includes refereed publications, professional presentations, external funding, and involvement in scholarly projects with faculty and students; 3) Service – active service participation at the Department, College, University, profession and community levels. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until all positions are filled. CHP-3720

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

Assistant Professor of the Hebrew Bible

Departments of Philosophy & Religious Studies and History

Tenure-track, 9-month Assistant Professor of the Hebrew Bible position as a joint appointment in the Departments of Philosophy & Religious Studies and History, beginning August 2024. Ph.D. in Religious Studies, History, Biblical Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or a closely related field. Scholars of the Hebrew Bible with research and/or teaching experience at the intersections of religious studies and history are especially encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates with expertise in the Hebrew Bible and other interdisciplinary interests will be considered. The successful candidate will complement and enhance the university’s existing offerings about the Jewish tradition. Applicants must also demonstrate a strong commitment to working with a diverse student population and a willingness to collaborate with colleagues across academic programs. Faculty are assigned an instructional workload of 18 credits (3-3) per academic year and are expected to maintain a productive research agenda to align with the University’s transition to R2 (high research activity) status. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory level courses such as RLST 201: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible; RLST 206: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; HIST 275: History of Ancient Israel; ENGL 341: History and Literature of the Old Testament. They will also have the opportunity to develop and teach lower and upper-level courses in their areas of expertise. We particularly welcome applicants who work with digital humanities, public history, issues of intersectionality, biblical reception/reception history, and/or histories of the ancient Near East. The successful candidate will also be invited to teach in the university’s graduate program in Jewish Studies. Undergraduate advising and service to the department and university will be expected. Review of applications will begin November 13, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. CLA-3724

 

Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice

Assistant Professor

Tenure-track, 9 month Assistant Professor position in the Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice beginning August, 2024. A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Sociology, or a related field is required. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2025. Research areas in criminology and/or criminal justice are open, but special consideration will be given to applicants with teaching and research experience on social inequalities (e.g., race, class, gender, sexuality, immigration status, disability, etc.) in the context of crime and justice. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and to working with a diverse student population on our main campus and at our Towson University Northeast campus in Harford County, MD. The candidate will be required to teach a variety of undergraduate courses in criminology and/or criminal justice depending on the candidate’s area of specialty and the needs of the department (e.g., Critical Criminology; Race, Crime & Justice); to maintain an active research agenda with consistent and demonstrated scholarship activity and potential for grant-funded research; to advise undergraduate students; and to participate actively in shared governance. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. CLA-3725

 

FISHER COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

Department of Biological Sciences

Assistant Professor, Microbiology or Virology

9-month tenure-track appointment in Microbiology or Virology or related field within the Cell and Molecular Biology Area of the Department of Biological Sciences beginning August 2024. Successful applicants are expected to possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, to establish a productive research/scholarly program in microbiology or virology involving undergraduate and master’s students, and to actively pursue extramural funding for that research. Successful candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences and will have postdoctoral experience. The candidate’s research program should be in microbiology or virology. Teaching responsibilities will include the following: microbiology or virology, an upper-level course in cell or molecular biology, and an upper-level elective or graduate course in the candidate’s area of specialization. Development of a course-based undergraduate research laboratory class (CURE) is also encouraged and supported. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. FCSM-3723

 

For detailed information on these positions, please visit: http://www.towson.edu/provost/prospective/openpositions.html

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidates 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. Therefore, the University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety.

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form (https://www.towson.edu/inclusionequity/diversity/employment/data.html) to complete a voluntary online form. All data collected are for internal, state, and/ or federal reporting and will not be used for other purposes. Towson University is an equal opportunity 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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