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Assistant Professor in Elementary Education
Educational Psychology/Child Development
College of Education

The Department of Elementary Education at Towson University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants should have an expertise in Educational Psychology or Human Development. Candidates must be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in elementary education, human development, and educational psychology, beginning Fall 2013. Applicants may also supervise practicum and internship experiences, and collaborate with Professional Development Schools and agencies in the surrounding communities.


Applicants must have a doctorate in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or Human Development/Child Development/Educational Psychology. Additional expertise in literacy is also desired. Applicants must also possess a strong commitment to teaching, demonstrating potential for research and scholarship, and a willingness to pursue available external funding. Three years of professional teaching experience in elementary school settings is required. Previous college teaching is desirable. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

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. Heather Haverback
Elementary Education Search Committee
Department of Elementary 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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