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Assistant Professor Department of Educational Technology and Literacy

Towson University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 14, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Instructional Technology & Design, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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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.


Department of Educational Technology and Literacy

Assistant Professor

Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Educational Technology and Literacy (EDTL) with expertise in school library media, instructional design, children and young adult school library services, and digital media and technology in youth work or related areas. The EDTL department has an established and successful school library media program that integrates new approaches to the educational and research needs of professionals seeking to understand emerging models for instructional delivery and youth participation in the new media ecology found in K-12 educational settings. The College of Education seeks applications from a diverse pool of early career scholars with a strong focus on school library media and learning/instructional design/educational technologies, a commitment to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, and applying information literacy and educational technologies to achieve more just and equitable educational learning opportunities and teaching practices. Candidates should have outstanding potential and a defined research agenda related to the discipline of school library media, including but not limited to, integrating digital resources, information literacy, collection development, school library media leadership and administration, or the organization of knowledge. They should have demonstrated teaching ability, strong methodological skills, and a desire to develop sponsored research. Successful candidates will have an earned Doctorate (degree completed by December 2022) from an accredited university in Instructional Technology,School Library Media, Curriculum and Instruction, Information Studies, Educational Leadership or related fields. Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students. Active scholarly productivity with strong methodological training, learning design experience, and professional development commitment. Experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses. Experience  teaching in online or hybrid learning environments. A strong interest in advising and mentoring Master’s and/or Doctoral student research. Experience teaching in public/private schools and knowledge of state and national standards for school libraries (i.e., AASL). Designing and developing learning materials/courses using emerging and advanced digital media and technology and a desire to seek externally funded grants. With all hires, The College of Education seeks candidates who are committed to the College’s imperatives to improve educational practice and diversity, equity, and inclusion of all students. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in School Library Media/Learning/Instructional Design,conduct research in the field of school librarianship, participate in program, department, college, and university governance, seek external funding, and provide service to the field and profession at local, state and national levels. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. COE-3557

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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 s 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 ( 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.

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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