Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Engagement/Service Learning
Department of Family Studies and Community Development
College of Liberal Arts
The Department of Family Studies and Community Development is accepting applications for a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor to assist with program expansion at the Northeastern, Maryland campus of Towson University. This position includes a balance of teaching, service internship supervision and program development.
Academic preparation, community participation, and integration of the two through internship and service learning are core requirements for Family and Human Services majors and central to the mission and vision of the Department of Family Studies and Community Development. Embedded in the internship/service learning program is a distinct focus on community engagement, which serves to link the academic unit to the metropolitan community while enhancing student learning. Applicants must possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and will be responsible for teaching a variety of human services and field-based courses. Responsibilities of the Clinical Assistant Professor will include managing the components of the internship/service learning program, student preparation, community partnerships, and overall program administration, requiring an intensive academic-year team effort with additional summer teaching opportunities available.
This position requires that the individual have certification and/or licensure in a Human Service Profession (i.e. ATR-BC, LCSW-C, LCPC, CCLS). In addition, the individual must have five years of recent and ongoing experience through professional engagement in community agencies. An earned doctorate is preferred but not required. The Graduate degree should be in a human services field.
The Department of Family Studies and Community Development provides academic preparation in family life education through a major in family and human services. Students select one of four tracks to focus their studies: services for children and youth, human services, nonprofit leadership or introduction to child life. All students are eligible for provisional certification in Family Life Education upon completion of the major. In addition, we offer graduate coursework leading to a master's degree in Child Life, Administration, and Family Collaboration and a post baccalaureate certificate in Family-Professional Collaboration, and a Bachelor's degree in Family Science.
Towson University (www.towson.edu ) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.
Review of applicants will begin on January 1, 2013 and will be open until filled. Electronic submissions are welcome and encouraged. Applicants should send a letter of interest stating area of certification/licensure and fields of specialization, philosophy of teaching; curriculum vitae; and three letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Karen Goldrich Eskow
Chairperson, Family Studies Department
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
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.