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Assistant Professor in Secondary Education
Department of Secondary Education
College of Education

The College of Education is seeking candidates with doctorates in a targeted educational discipline or closely allied field and at least three years teaching experience in a Pk-12 setting.

Assistant Professor in Secondary Education to teach courses in reading/literacy for students in grades 6 – 12 and in the assessment and remediation of reading challenges in middle and high-school students. Understanding and expertise in English/Language Arts; Pk-12 literacy, writing and disciplinary literacy is necessary.

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses, work closely with interns, teachers, and students integrating inquiry and practice in the context of professional development schools; collaborate with colleagues across the college and region and demonstrate knowledge of the Common Core Standards and instructional implications of PARCC assessments, and be current in educational technology and digital teaching and learning.

A doctorate in secondary literacy or a closely allied field and at least three years successful teaching experience in a Pk-12 setting, program of research related to understanding facilitators and impediments to effective literacy skills in secondary students, experience with urban schools is desirable, evidence of scholarly expertise in literacy acquisition, methods of teaching reading and writing, and new literacies.

Towson University:
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.

The College of Education:
Towson University’s College of Education (www.towson.edu/coe) is undertaking a major recruitment effort to expand the breadth and depth of expertise in its teacher preparation and instructional leadership areas. This effort reflects major reforms in public Pk-12 education curricula, student assessment measures, and educator evaluation and instructional differentiation to maximize student learning, as well as Towson University’s commitment to serving the teaching and school leadership needs in public Pk-12 education. These searches emphasize substantive expertise areas.

Application Process:
Review of applications will begin in November 2013 and continue until positions are filled. Positions begin August 2014. Women and applicants from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Send a letter of application describing qualifications for Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, two samples of published scholarship, and contact information for four references. Please submit application materials to:

College of Education Faculty Search Committee
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252
Attention: Dr. Montana McCormick, #COE-N-2733

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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