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Visiting Assistant Professor, Family Science and Human Service
Department of Family Studies and Community Development
College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a non-tenure track, 10-month Visiting Assistant Professor position in Family Science and Human Service in the Family Studies and Community Development Department to begin August 2014.

PhD in Family Science/Family Studies, Social Work or a related field.

Teach a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses. These courses may include: family resource management, research methods, family relationships, theories of family functioning, ethics in human services and family and human services capstone: methods in family life education. Strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Show potential for a productive scholarly program and demonstrate a willingness to engage in service to the department and university.

The Department:
The Department of Family Studies and Community Development is an established department that provides undergraduate academic preparation through two majors; family science and family and human services. In addition, the department offers a five year BS/MS in Family and Human Services/Child Life, Administration and Family Collaboration and a five year BA or BS/MA in Family Science/Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Service. The department offers the following graduate degrees: MS in Child Life, Administration and Family Collaboration, MA in Jewish Education, MA in Jewish Communal Service, PBC programs in Family Professional Collaboration. Jewish Communal Service and Jewish Education. The department emphasizes civic engagement and requires service-learning experiences in several courses. In the past five years the department programs have grown from 258 to 424 undergraduate and graduate students.

Towson University:
Towson University ( 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.

Application Process:
Review of applications will begin May 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submissions are welcome and encouraged. Applicants should send a letter of interest stating area of scholarship, fields of specialization, philosophy of teaching, scholarship and service, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to the Chairs of the Search Committee:

Karen Goldrich Eskow, Ph.D.
Department of Family Studies
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Fax: 410-704-3612

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate your interest in this position, please be sure to visit 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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