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Assistant Professor of English
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

Tenure-track appointment starting August 2013.

Creative Non-Fiction Writing specialist. Sub-fields may include lyric essay, free-lance writing, editing, prose style, memoir, and/or rhetoric. Candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to teaching and evidence of an active creative agenda, generally shown by a book or several significant journal publications. Three-course load each semester for initial three-year appointment; teaching load after this three-year period will be seven courses per year, with possible occasional course release for exceptional scholarly productivity, service, or teaching.

MFA or Ph.D. in appropriate discipline must be conferred by time of appointment.

Towson University:
Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Reports 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, practical, 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. For additional information, visit http://www.towson.edu.

Application Process:
Electronic submission of application materials preferred. Address cover letter and curriculum vitae to Professor George Hahn, Chair, and send via email to engl@towson.edu. Regular mail submissions, if necessary, should be sent to:

English Department
Towson University
8000 York Rd.
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Review of applications begins 9 November 2012.

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate you are an applicant for 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. This position is contingent on the availability of funds at the time of hire.





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