Assistant Professor of Secondary and Middle School Education
Department of Secondary and Middle School Education
College of Education
Position:The College of Education at Towson University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Secondary and Middle School Education. The department offers undergraduate degree and certification programs in Middle and Secondary Education and an M.Ed. program in Secondary Education.
Qualifications:The candidate should have at least 3 years of classroom experience teaching secondary students. The candidate should have demonstrated ability to effectively teach undergraduate courses on pedagogy at the middle and high school levels. The candidate should have experience with supervision of student teachers. The candidate should possess an earned doctorate with a focus in curriculum and instruction in secondary education, or a related field, and show evidence of scholarly potential. Preferred qualifications include: expertise in English as an Additional Language (EAL) for emergent bilinguals, knowledge of practice-based approaches to teacher education, knowledge of and experience writing teacher education program accreditation reports for CAEP, and the capacity for securing external grants.
Responsibilities:The successful candidate will be expected to make significant contributions to the College of Education’s mission and goals through (1) excellent teaching and advising; (2) developing and reaching milestones toward a program of scholarship and research; and (3) significant service to the department by taking leadership responsibilities for enhancing programmatic offerings as well as serving on college and university committees.
Towson University: Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports 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 almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 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.
Application Process:Review of applications will begin 30 days from the date of announcement and will continue until the position is filled. Towson University is committed to building a diverse community and highly encourages members of underrepresented groups to submit applications. To apply, submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) graduate transcripts, 4) a sample of scholarly writing, and 5) a list of 3 references:
Dr. Todd Kenreich
Search Committee Chair
Department of Secondary & Middle School Education
College of Education
8000 York Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21252.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/inclusionequity/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. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: COE-3326.
Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).