Assistant Professor in Elementary Education
History and Contemporary Issues and Ethics in Education
College of Education
The Department of Elementary Education at Towson University seeks applications for a 10 month tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 20, 2014. The position requires an integrated expertise in both (a) historical and contemporary issues of education, and (b) educational ethics and change and with an emphasis on urban education policy and practices. Candidates must be prepared to teach undergraduate-level courses embedded in Towson University’s CORE Curriculum that span across three departments (early childhood, elementary and secondary). Graduate level teaching may also be required. Applicants may also be expected to supervise practicum and internship experiences, and collaborate with Professional Development Schools and agencies in the surrounding communities.
• Earned doctorate in Education or Curriculum and Instruction or related field
• Three years of classroom professional teaching experience
• Excellent record of undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience
• Scholarly expertise in the historical and contemporary issues in urban education, including national policy and perspectives
• Demonstrated potential of scholarly productivity
• Commitment to collaboration with public schools
Other Desired Qualifications/Expertise
• Knowledge of and experience with urban teacher education programs
• Knowledge of and experience with integrating technology in teacher education
• Knowledge of and experience with national accreditation process
• Knowledge of and experience in Professional Development Schools
• Knowledge of and experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods
• Knowledge of state and national issues in teacher education, especially as these relate to Common Core State Standards and The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
• Content knowledge/experience in one or more areas also helpful: Social Studies methods, Program Assessment, Civic Engagement, and/or Research Design
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.
Review of credentials begins 30 days after the advertisement appears and continues until position is filled.
Interested applicants should send a letter of application describing their qualification, a curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, two samples of published scholarship, and a list of contact information for four references to:
Department of Elementary Education
College of Education
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
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.