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Graduate Director/Co-Director
Department of Early Childhood Education
College of Education

The Department of Early Childhood Education, nationally recognized, is actively seeking a tenure track associate professor to direct or co-direct the graduate program. Responsibilities will include teaching graduate courses, advising approximately 300 graduate students in Early Childhood Education, and performing the administrative duties in cooperation of the chairperson, while engaging in service to the university and the academic/professional community and in continuing scholarship. On-going projects include administration, marketing and growth of the M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education, the M.Ed. Plus Certification and the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS), the Early Childhood M.A.T. program, and off-campus M.Ed. programs at external campuses and in partnerships with area school systems and early childhood education programs. Additional responsibilities include working with the Department Chair to schedule and staff courses and to mentor graduate faculty. Additional work includes program and new course development and on-going program assessment. Teaching leadership includes infusion of on-line learning in all courses, integration of national standards (NAEYC), thesis advising, and graduate professional portfolio assessment for all M.Ed. and MAT students.

The Graduate Program Director/Co-Director must demonstrate leadership in teaching and scholarship to insure a high level of rigor in advanced course work, requiring a command of critical perspectives in child development and of research methods, and a commitment to current trends and issues relating to young children from birth through age eight and families and to professionals in all settings in early care and education. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated background in a leadership role with evidence of scholarly activities and publications with documentation of excellence in teaching. The doctorate in early childhood education or related field is required for consideration for the Associate Professor position.

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 submit a letter describing leadership background, skills, knowledge and experiences specified for this position, curriculum vitae, evidence of earned doctorate, graduate transcripts, examples of scholarly work/ publications and three current letters of reference.

Associate Professor Search Committee
Department of Early Childhood Education
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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