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Multiple Department Positions

Towson University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
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Nov 2, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Communications, Film & Video, Media Studies, Education, Other Education, Special Education, Health & Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Hearing Sciences, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences
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Towson University ( 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.

Data Science Librarian
Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a collaborative and knowledgeable individual to serve as the Data Science Librarian. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 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. Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; a background in tools for storing, analyzing, and visualizing data; and a commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment. Supports data analysis and data visualization efforts by students and faculty across the university using tools such as SPSS, R, Tableau, Google Data Studio, Microsoft Excel or others; designs and implements data literacy services for students and faculty; works closely with graduate students, assigned departments and programs in a collaborative and team-based environment, the Data Science Librarian will provide individual and small-group consultations, workshops, and instruction in information, resource, and software use; develops and conducts training, group instruction, and workshops, both individually and collaboratively, on data science research methods, tools, platforms, and best practices; supports the work of liaison librarians working with classes that are data-intensive; promotes usage of the Data Studio and computers in the Data Studio by offering training in-person and online; in collaboration with the Office of Sponsored Programs and liaison librarians, provides training for librarians and individual consultations with faculty on authoring data management plans; provides input on data curation and preservation, sharing and reuse, citation, policy and governance as it relates to research projects on campus. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. LIB-3532

Department of Elementary Education
Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
Tenure-Track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in the Department of Elementary Education beginning August 2022. The Assistant Professor should be prepared to teach and supervise teacher candidates in the elementary education program, as well as offer expertise in serving diverse populations and cultural contexts. The successful candidate must have the ability to work with a diverse population and be sensitive to the educational needs of all students. The department is especially interested in a candidate with a strong commitment to urban schools and social justice. The candidate should demonstrate: 1) excellence in teaching and supervision, 2) success or potential to teach elementary education courses and supervise teacher candidates at the undergraduate level, and 3) the scholarly potential to develop a strong body of research using an innovative, collaborative, or interdisciplinary research agenda. Applicants are expected to have three or more years of experiences working in public schools. Doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction, elementary education, teacher education, or related fields is required. ABD applicants with on-going progress will be considered if all degree requirements are completed by June 1, 2022. This position is full-time with benefits. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications begins November 30th, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Applicants with global perspectives or from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. COE-3530

Department of Special Education
Assistant Professor
Tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in the Department of Special Education beginning August 2022. It is located at the main campus and satellite offices, with the possibility of teaching at the regional higher education centers. All candidates must have an earned terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Special Education, Teacher Education, or a closely related field). Minimum of three years of successful teaching experiences with K-12 students with ASD and their families. Teaching and/or supervising experience at the college/university level. Excellent communication, human relations, and organizational skills. Demonstrated literacy in educational technology. Evidence of scholarly potential. Responsibilities may include teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs in special education, including the Master of Education (M.Ed.) Teacher as Leader in Autism Spectrum Disorders program and the Autism in the Classroom, post-baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) program. This position may include outreach to the community and local school systems; recruitment of students and student advising; and/or administration in department programs and grants. Additional responsibilities include engaging in external and internal service activities and scholarly activities. The candidate must be committed to the University’s goal of inclusiveness and possess the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse student body. Review of applications begins 30 days after the ad appears and continues until the position is filled. COE-3511

Department of Electronic Media and Film
Assistant Professor, Audio Production
Tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in the Electronic Media and Film (EMF) Department. This new faculty member will primarily teach undergraduate audio production and post-production classes beginning August 2022. Terminal degree (MFA, PhD, or other doctoral degree), ideally related to media or music production or arts, received by Spring 2022. Demonstrated success as a teacher is preferred. Successful candidates will have experience in some or all the following: studio recording, location sound, mixing, sound design, podcasting, live sound. Must be proficient with Pro Tools and in a recording studio environment. A record of creative activity is required. Applicants will include a portfolio of audio production noting their role in each piece. Portfolio examples can include: sound for media, podcasts, music recording, music production, or other creative audio production. Applicants who demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in the field are particularly encouraged to apply. Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year, the workload is the standard instructional workload of seven (7) course units per academic year. Undergraduate teaching responsibilities will include introductory through advanced audio production and post-production courses. There will be opportunities to develop new courses in the candidate’s area of expertise and interest. Undergraduate advising is part of the teaching responsibilities. Creative and/or scholarly work, and service to the department, college, university, and the community/profession are expected. The EMF Department is open to candidates with a wide range of approaches and expertise in teaching and scholarship/creative work in the field of audio production and post-production. We value experience in advanced and newly emerging aspects of audio. Ideally the candidate will have experience teaching in person as well as online and have demonstrated the involvement of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in their pedagogy as well as experience teaching diverse student populations. We value experience in advanced and newly emerging aspects of audio, teaching in person as well as online, and teaching diverse student populations. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. COFAC-3531

Department of Music
Assistant Professor
Tenure-track, Assistant Professor in strings (cello preferred) in the Department of Music beginning August 2022. Earned doctorate in music. A master’s degree in music with significant professional experience will also be considered. A minimum of three years of teaching applied strings (cello preferred). Teach undergraduate and graduate applied strings and a weekly masterclass. Coach chamber music ensembles and develop a strong chamber music program. Demonstrated commitment to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in all aspects of the position. Demonstrated achievement in teaching chamber music and solo repertoire. Teach and perform diverse repertoires to foster an inclusive learning environment. Teach string methods and string pedagogy. Recruit and retain students including recruitment performances both on and off campus. Establish relationships with teaching professionals, public and/or private schools. A sustained and focused record of scholarly/creative activities is required. Develop and teach other courses as assigned. Candidates must possess a diverse profile across multiple Departmental priorities which may include teaching courses in music history/culture, music theory/musicianship, orchestral conducting, or other strengths of the candidate profile. Teach the equivalent of six courses in the first academic year of tenure-track and six-seven courses in subsequent academic years through annual workload negotiation with the Chairperson and Dean. Review of applications begins December 19, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. COFAC-3533

Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science
Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
Three tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor or Associate Professor positions in the Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science beginning August 2022. Earned research doctoral degree by February 28, 2023. Licensed or eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist in the State of Maryland; clinical experience practicing occupational therapy and teaching experience in occupational therapy or occupational science. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated awareness and clear articulation of strategies to foster an inclusive learning environment. Commitment to excellence in teaching, advising, scholarship, and service. Salary is commensurate with experience. Teach graduate students in coursework focused on clinical practice in area of expertise and foundational knowledge as well as direct research in occupational therapy and/or occupational science at the doctoral level. Facilitate teaching and learning experiences, advise a diverse body of professional students, and participate in service to the profession as well as within the department, college and university. Conduct and disseminate research and seek external funding to support research and contribute to the service mission of the department, college and university. Review of application begins immediately and continues until the positions are filled. CHP-3525

Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Speech-Language Pathology
Two tenure-track, 10-month Assistant or Associate Professor positions in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology beginning August, 2022. One position will focus on pediatric speech-language development/disorders; the other position will be open to all specialty areas. Applicants should have a research doctoral degree in speech-language pathology or related field. ABD applications will be considered with initial appointment at the Instructor rank; all degree requirements must be completed by February 28, 2023. ASHA CCC-SLP certification and current (or eligibility for) Maryland licensure are required. Candidates wishing to be considered for the rank of associate professor should have at least 6 years of experience teaching in higher education or comparable qualifications, and demonstrate a clear line of scholarship with outcomes. Candidates should have a commitment to working with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students and to cultivating and strengthening a diverse and inclusive healthcare workforce. Primary responsibilities include: (1) Teaching: Research active instructors teach 6 units over a 10-month academic year in a highly diverse, student-focused program; provide high-quality instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels; advise and mentor students as they matriculate through the program and prepare to enter the profession; clinical supervision may also be included. (2) Scholarship: Development/continuation of a focused area of research that includes peerreviewed publications, professional presentations, grant funding, and involvement in scholarly projects with students; (3) Service: Active service participation at the university, community, and professional levels. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the positions are filled. CHP-3526 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.

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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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