Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
College of Liberal Arts
The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Towson University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a
specialization in Women and Health.
Teaching load will be 3-3 for the first year and 3-4 thereafter. The candidate will be required to teach a graduate level
core course on Women and Health in the Department’s Master’s degree program. Teaching responsibilities will also include introductory
level women’s studies courses in the undergraduate program; upper level undergraduate courses in the candidate’s areas of interest and
expertise, and possibly other graduate level courses. We especially welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate the ability
to teach courses on sexualities and/or health policy.
A.B.D.’s may apply but Ph.D. is required by August, 2014. Candidates with a Ph.D. in fields other than Women’s and Gender Studies or
Health/Health Sciences will be considered if their research and teaching demonstrate knowledge and effective use of current theories,
methodologies and substantive findings relevant to the discipline of Women’s and Gender Studies. We seek a scholar/teacher who has an
extensive background in intersectional feminist theories and methodologies as they pertain to women’s health and health care systems at
the national and/or global levels.
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.
Please send a letter of application; curriculum vitae; writing sample (article or dissertation chapter); graduate school transcripts;
teaching evaluations (if available); and three letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1, 2013. Inquiries and
questions can be directed to:
Dr. Cindy Gissendanner, Chair
Women’s and Gender Studies Department
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252
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.