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Full-time Lecturer, Women’s and Gender Studies
College of Liberal Arts
Towson University

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Towson University invites applications for a full-time lecturer, with a 4/4 teaching load. The position is a one-year non-renewable position for the 2013-2014 academic year. The candidate will be required to teach multiple sections of the introductory women’s studies course and, if qualified, a section of a graduate level core course on Women and Health for M.S. students in the Women’s and Gender Studies program, with the potential to teach a combined undergraduate/graduate level course on Women and Sexuality.

ABDs may apply, but Ph.D. is required when position commences in August 2013. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and an active scholarly agenda.

Towson University:
Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News and World Report 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 28 acres, the string 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 must submit electronic applications by Friday, April 5, 2013. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, official graduate school transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy and a scholarly writing sample (article or dissertation chapter). Additionally, application portfolios should include sample teaching materials such as syllabi (actual or prospective) and student teaching evaluations. Send all materials electronically to wgstlecturesearch@towson.edu. Further contact information for this position:


Professor Cindy Gissendanner
Interim Chair, Women’s and Gender Studies Department
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
(410) 704-5456


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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