The Department of Elementary Education at Towson University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Lecturer in Writing and Writing Instruction. Candidates should be prepared to teach writing courses for undergraduate students in all majors and courses about writing instruction for preservice and in-service teachers.
An earned graduate degree in Literacy, Education, English Composition or closely related field. Ability to teach courses about academic writing to students in multiple disciplines and courses about writing pedagogy to undergraduate teacher candidates and in-service teachers. Three years PreK-12 teaching experience. Commitment to collaborations with colleagues and with public schools
Experience and involvement with a local site of the National Writing Project
Faculty will be assigned the standard instructional workload of eight course units (four courses per semester). Primary teaching responsibilities will be for on-campus undergraduate writing courses and for directing part-time faculty who teach similar courses. Fifteen percent of time will be assigned as Associate Director of Maryland Writing Project. Faculty must also contribute by participating in departmental and college meetings, and must engage in professional development activities to remain current regarding developments in the field.
Towson University 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 over 18,000 undergraduates and approaching 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science and 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.
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Applications Interested applicants should email a letter of application describing their qualifications, a curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference addressing qualifications for this position to email@example.com.
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-3347L.
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).