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Assistant Professor in Autism and Research
Office of Collaborative Programs
College of Health Professions

The Office of Collaborative Programs invites applications for a full-time tenure-track 10-month Assistant Professor position in autism and research to begin August 2014. Applicants who are ABD will be considered but appointment will be at the instructor rank and all doctoral degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2015. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Towson University offers excellent fringe benefits including leave, health and life insurance options, pension plan, and tuition-waived education for employees and immediate family.

Position Qualifications:
A research doctoral degree in an allied health or related discipline required. The candidate must have a commitment to excellence in teaching/advising, research and service. The candidate should have expertise required to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in autism studies and in research methods, and to support undergraduate and graduate student research activities. Experience in program administration, curriculum development, especially relating to multicultural issues, and online teaching are highly preferred. Candidates are expected to have considerable professional work experience in a health-related setting and experience in academic teaching, specifically with a variety of teaching methods or curricular perspectives.

Primary Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include: high-quality teaching related to autism, program evaluation, and research methods at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; student recruitment and advising; and university and community/professional service. The successful candidate will support interdisciplinary activities, contribute to collaborative relationship-building with related academic programs and other institutions, assist with curriculum development and evaluation, and engage in a productive research/scholarship program and seek external funding.

The Office of Collaborative Programs is located within the College of Health Professions and has 15 full-time faculty and more than 400 undergraduate majors in Gerontology, Health Care Management and Allied Health. In addition, approximately 250 graduate students are enrolled in programs in Autism Studies, Gerontology, Physician Assistant Studies, Integrated Homeland Security Management and Clinician-Administrator-Transition. Collaborative Programs also has responsibility for university core curriculum courses, and has academic initiatives representing collaborative programs with the Community College of Baltimore County.

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 in January 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please send a letter of application; curriculum vitae; graduate degree transcripts (prior to interview); and the names and contact information (including telephone numbers and email addresses) of five current professional references, and other relevant supporting materials to:

Dr. Patricia Alt, Chair, Search Committee College of Health Professions – Office of Collaborative Programs Towson University 8000 York Road Towson, Maryland 21252-0001 410-704-4221

Upon submitting your curriculum vitae to indicate that you are an applicant for 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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