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Assistant Professor, Family Science and Human Service
Department of Family Studies and Community Development
College of Liberal Arts

The Department of Family Studies and Community Development is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2013. This new position is in response to department growth and the addition of a second major.

The Department of Family Studies and Community Development is a growing department that provides undergraduate academic preparation through two majors; family science and family and human services. In addition, the department offers the following graduate degrees: MS in Child Life, Administration and Family Collaboration, MA in Jewish Education, MA in Jewish Communal Service, PBC programs in Family Professional Collaboration, Jewish Communal Service and Jewish Education. The department emphasizes civic engagement and requires service- learning experiences in several courses. In the past five years the department programs have grown from 258 to 396 undergraduate and graduate students.


Applicants must possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and will be responsible for teaching a variety of courses. These courses include: introduction to family studies, research methods in family studies, family relationships, theories of family functioning, services for children and youth and family and human services capstone: methods in family life education. The successful candidate must show a potential for a productive scholarly program and demonstrate a willingness to engage in service to the department and University. Salary will be competitive at entry level.


Candidates should have earned a doctorate in Family Science/Family Studies, Social Work, or a related field with a focus on services for children and youth.

Towson University
Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report 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 approximately 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 62 undergraduate majors, 39 master’s programs and four doctoral programs. 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 728 full-time faculty who work here.

Application Process:
Review of applicants will begin on February 15, 2013 and will be open until filled. Electronic submissions are welcome and encouraged. Applicants should send a letter of interest stating area of scholarship, fields of specialization, philosophy of teaching, scholarship and service, curriculum vitae; and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Karen Goldrich Eskow
Chairperson, Family Studies Department
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Fax: 410-704-3612

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate you are an applicant for 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. This position is contingent on the availability of funds at the time of hire.





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