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Multiple Department Open Positions

Employer
Towson University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts, Communications, Other Communications, Education, Instructional Technology & Design, Other Education, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 Instructional Leadership & Professional Development Assistant Professor
Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development beginning August 2022. Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Educational Policy, Curriculum Theory & Development, Professional Development, or a related field; substantive, successful teaching experience in a Pk-12 setting; leadership in public school settings; demonstrated commitment to equity and social justice issues; and evidence of or potential for a successful scholarly publication record. (Preferred) Significant leadership experience in public school district(s); experience in teaching at the graduate level. The applicant should have scholarly expertise and interest in school leadership for equity and social justice, including a deep understanding of leadership practices for social justice and a dedication to creating equitable, accessible, and inclusive school environments for students from all communities. Applicants should demonstrate a record of or potential for teaching, scholarship, and service in these areas. Teach graduate courses in educational leadership from an equity perspective to practicing teachers and school personnel; may also teach undergraduate course in related areas of expertise; supervise leadership interns during field-based internships; collaborate with colleagues across the college and region; and be current in educational technology and digital teaching and learning. Carry out a research agenda in educational leadership for social justice. Serve on college and university committees. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. COE-3538

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
Department of Dance
Assistant Professor, Dance (two positions)
Two tenure-track, Assistant Professors in the Department of Dance beginning August 2022. Terminal degree required. A depth of technical practice and pedagogical skills in ballet or modern or contemporary styles of movement and experience teaching advanced, pre-professional dance majors. Experience in choreography and a committed practice to exploring, advancing these processes and practices to support shifting constructs in 21st century dance. Interest in contemporary aesthetics of movement, cross cultural connections, and emerging trends in dance performance, choreography, and education. Demonstrated abilities in teaching in higher education, and a record of creative and/or written scholarship. Position carries a 3/3 course teaching load with responsibilities for required courses in the BFA in dance performance and choreography. We encourage applicants with experience in diverse cultural perspectives. The department is seeking individuals with a specialty in recognized pedagogies or emerging forms. Additionally, experience in dance education, dance history, or dance science as secondary interests, and an interest in global perspectives, innovation, and collaboration. Service to the department and active engagement in creative activity and scholarship expected. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. COFAC-3540

COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Department of Health Sciences
Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, Gerontology Program Tenure track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the Department of Health Sciences beginning August 2022. Candidates pursuing the rank of associate professor should have 6 years’ experience teaching in higher education or comparable qualifications and demonstrate a clear and active line of scholarship with outcomes. Area of specialization is open. Salary is competitive and includes state benefits package. Research doctoral degree in Gerontology or closely related field (successful ABD applicants will be appointed at the instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2023). Strong commitment to excellence in teaching and internship supervision. Demonstrated success or potential to teach gerontology at the undergraduate level. Demonstrated scholarly potential to develop a strong body of aging focused research involving a collaborative interdisciplinary approach to investigating a wide range of issues faced by a diversely aging society. Primary responsibilities for a 9 month academic year include: 1) TEACHING - research active instructors teach 6 courses a year. These may include in introductory gerontology providing core knowledge in the social, psychological and health domains of gerontology, and may include long-term care, geriatric health and healthcare, death and dying, gerontological management and other areas of adult gerontology. Effective student advising and mentoring are essential to a highly diverse student-centered program; 2) SCHOLARSHIP - development/continuation of an independent, focused area of scholarship that includes refereed publications, professional presentations, potential for external funding, and to support collaboration among faculty and students; 3) SERVICE – active service to the Department, College University, Profession and to internship supporting area healthcare organizations. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. CHP-3541

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 this position, 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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