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Assistant Professor
Department of Special Education
College of Education


The Department of Special Education invites applications for two (2) tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the Department of Special Education. These positions are contingent upon final budget approval for fiscal year 2014. They are located at the main campus and satellite offices, with the possibility of teaching and administrative responsibilities at the regional higher education centers. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate programs in special education, as well as in the related Early Childhood/Special Education dual certification program at the undergraduate level, and Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) programs at the graduate level. These positions may include outreach to the community colleges and local school systems in the area; work within Professional Development Schools supervising interns; recruitment of students and student advising; and/or teaching both undergraduate and graduate classes. Additional responsibilities include engaging in external and internal service activities and scholarly activities.

Minimum Qualifications:
• All candidates must have an earned terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Special Education, Teacher Education, or a closely related field)
• Successful teaching experience in P-12 settings
• Teaching experience at the college/university level
• Excellent communication, human relations, and organizational skills
• Demonstrated literacy in educational technology
• Evidence of scholarly potential

Preferred Qualifications:
• Supervisory experiences with P-12 pre-service teacher candidates
• Work with Professional Development Schools
• Experience in grant writing; early childhood; technology; and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Towson University:
Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report's as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practica, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 21,000 students and offers more than 100 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 830 full-time faculty who work here.

Application Process:
Interested applicants should send a letter of application describing their qualifications, a curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, a statement of scholarly interests and examples of published research, and three letters of reference addressing the qualifications for this position to:

Special Education Search Committee
Special Education Department
College of Education
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Review of credentials will begin 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled.

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate your interest in this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp 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 purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.

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.





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