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Lecturer
Reading and Literacy
Department of Secondary Education

Position:
The Department of Secondary Education invites applications for a Lecturer in the area of secondary level reading and literacy, including the assessment of reading skills, ability, and achievement. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate level and will be expected to observe and analyze the skills of Departmental students in field placements enrolled in the Secondary Education Program Professional Development School partnerships that also include a middle school placement in that program.

Qualifications:
A masters’ degree or greater in Secondary Reading and Literacy is required with extensive experience as a teacher and/or reading specialist in the public schools. Applicants must have excellent human relations and interaction skills with great enthusiasm for working with university students, faculty colleagues, as well as teachers, specialists, and administrators in the schools.

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 vita, copies of graduate transcripts, and two letters of reference to:

Dr. Terry Berkeley, Acting Chair
Department of Secondary Education
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252
email: tberkeley@towson.edu

Review of credentials will begin immediately and 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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