Multiple Departments Positions

Employer
Towson University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Education, Other Education, Professional Fields, Journalism, Library & Information Sciences, Other Professional Fields, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Type
Full Time

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.

ALBERT S. COOK LIBRARY
E-Resources & Discovery Librarian
Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the E-Resources & Discovery Librarian. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus’ commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately and beginning no later than January 2022. MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Familiarity with library standards pertaining to e-resources, including serials and continuing resources. Strong, positive interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to work effectively in a team environment. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Commitment to continued growth in areas of responsibility. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment. This position provides leadership and expertise in integrating, organizing and managing the library’s electronic resources and assists the Assistant University Librarian for Content Management with all aspects of the life cycle of e-resources, including purchasing, licensing, access, and maintenance of all electronic materials. The E-Resources & Discovery Librarian works cooperatively with units across the library to ensure that the library’s subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and accessible by patrons. This librarian designs and implements library initiatives to support student success and retention and participates in library assessment initiatives. In addition to librarianship, library faculty are responsible for scholarship and service; expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track; and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. LIB-3520

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Department of Secondary Education – 2 positions
Assistant Professor in Secondary Education
Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Secondary English Education to teach courses to prepare middle and high school teachers in English for grades 6-12 in the Department of Secondary and Middle School Education (SMED) beginning August 2022. A Doctorate in English Education or a related field. A research agenda in English Education with a desire to develop sponsored research. Minimum of three years classroom experience teaching English to middle or secondary students. Is committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline. The candidate will have demonstrated ability to effectively teach undergraduate courses on English pedagogy at the middle and high school levels and show evidence of scholarly potential. The candidate will possess knowledge of practice-based approaches to teacher education, understanding of writing teacher education program accreditation reports for NCTE and CAEP, and the capacity for securing external grants. This position will be assigned to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in English Education in middle and secondary education, work closely with interns, teachers, and students integrating inquiry and practice in the context of professional development schools. Courses may include English and/or literacy courses, general methods in secondary and/or middle school, Ethics in Education, and other courses as needed. The candidate will be responsible for serving on college and departmental committees. The candidate will also have an active research agenda. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. COE-3514

Assistant Professor in Secondary Education
Assistant Professor in Secondary and Middle School Curriculum and Instruction, Pedagogy, and/or Teacher Education to teach courses to prepare middle and high school teachers for grades 6-12 in the Department of Secondary and Middle School Education (SMED) beginning August 2022. A doctorate in Secondary and Middle School Curriculum and Instruction, Pedagogy, and/or Teacher Education or a related field. A research agenda in Secondary and Middle School Curriculum and Instruction, Pedagogy, and or Teacher Education with a desire to develop sponsored research. Minimum of three years of classroom teaching experience in middle or secondary settings (grades 6-12). Is committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline. Knowledge of professional development school (PDS) programs and commitment to collaboration with public schools. Experience in teaching English and/or reading/literacy. The candidate will have demonstrated the ability to effectively teach undergraduate courses on pedagogy at the middle and high school levels and show evidence of scholarly potential. Candidate will have knowledge of and experience in teaching philosophy and purposes of secondary education; nature of secondary education programs; principles of teaching and learning; and basic techniques in instruction. Candidate will possess knowledge of practice-based approaches to teacher education, understanding of writing teacher education program accreditation reports for SPA and CAEP, and the capacity for securing external grants. This position will be assigned to teach courses in principles in education, work closely with interns, teachers, and students integrating inquiry and practice in the context of professional development schools. Courses may include general methods in secondary and/or middle school, internship courses, Ethics in Education, method specific courses, and other courses or supervision as needed. The candidate will be responsible for serving on college and departmental committees. The candidate will also have an active research agenda. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. COE-3515

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
Assistant Professor, Journalism
Department of Mass Communication
Tenure-track 10-month Assistant Professor of Journalism in the Department of Mass Communication, beginning August 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Ph.D. in journalism, mass communication or related field. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all doctorate degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2023. Demonstrated success or potential to teach in the undergraduate journalism program and in the graduate communication management program. Applicants with specialties in digital publishing, interactive web design and development, or digital content creation are preferred. Ability to teach cross-platform editing and producing or social media news gathering and distribution strategies is a plus. Demonstrate the potential to develop a strong body of scholarship. Applicants whose work demonstrates a commitment to issues of diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply. Research-active faculty teach 6 classes over a 10-month academic year with undergraduate class size averaging 20 students per class. Undergraduate teaching may include: Digital Publishing, Multimedia Reporting Capstone, Media Graphics, or Magazine Publishing. Graduate teaching may include: Mass Communication and Culture, Social Media and Content Strategy, or Mass Communication Research Methods. Opportunities might exist to teach other courses depending on the applicant’s area of specialty and the needs of the department. Expected to advise undergraduate students and supervise graduate student theses or professional projects. Scholarly research productivity and service to the department, college, and university is expected. The successful candidate must have the ability to work with a diverse student population and be sensitive to the educational needs of these students. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. COFAC-3522

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
Department of Political Science Assistant Professor
Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Political Science beginning August 2022. Applicants with Ph.D. in hand at the time of application will receive preference, although ABDs may be considered if degree will be completed by the Spring of 2022. Successful applicants will possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, as well as demonstrate a solid potential for a productive scholarly program. The applicant should have a strong methodological background. The position entails teaching the general survey course, The Judicial System, as well as upper-division courses such as The Supreme Court. Additionally, the applicant should be able to develop and teach courses in Courts & Public Policy, and Law & Society. Other responsibilities include advising students in the major and minor, and service to the Department, College and Institution. As the University is striving to achieve Carnegie’s R2 status, grant-funded research is also a priority. Additionally, Towson University is committed to promoting the values 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. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. CLA-3519

Assistant Professor, Journalism Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice
Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Criminal Justice in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice, beginning August 2022. 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, 2023. Research areas in criminal justice are open, but special consideration will be given to applicants with teaching and research experience in the areas of courts, sentencing, or policing. 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 criminal justice depending on the candidate’s area of specialty and needs of the department, including Theories of Crime and/or Research Methods in Criminal 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-3521

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate 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. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the University.

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form, at https://www.towson.edu/inclusionequity/diversity/employment/data.html, 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.

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

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action 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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