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Associate Professor in Educational Leadership
Department of Instructional Leadership & Professional Development
College of Education


The Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development (ILPD), nationally recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituents Council, is actively seeking a tenure track associate professor with expertise in instructional leadership, evidence-based planning, and assessment of student learning outcomes. Responsibilities include teaching graduate courses in educational leadership, advising approximately 25-30 students, mentoring junior faculty, and serving on university and college committees. Ongoing projects include participation in department curriculum revision to meet Maryland State reform initiatives and in aligning assessments and improvement efforts to meet local, professional, and national accreditation requirements. ILPD faculty are expected to teach high quality and rigorous courses in a variety of locations (on-site and off-site) and formats (intense, executive style; face-to-face; hybrid; and on-line) in order to respond to the needs of Maryland educators.

Candidates should have a proven and documented research agenda and expertise in theories and practices of educational leadership and professional development. They should expect to play a significant and collaborative leadership role in shaping the future of the department. An Ed.D. or Ph.D. is required and significant PK-12 experience is preferred, particularly experiences in leadership roles.

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:

Dr. Diane Wood
Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development
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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