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Associate Professor/Professor
Department of Family Studies and Community Development
College of Liberal Arts

The Department of Family Studies and Community Development at Towson University invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. This is a senior position with responsibilities for undergraduate and graduate teaching, senior level service and sustained scholarship in human service and family science. The position is a ten-month faculty appointment which begins August 21, 2014. The base salary is commensurate with experience.

We are particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and research experience include an emphasis on professional development and work with families who experience complex health conditions. We encourage individuals with a background that includes clinical licensure and practice to apply. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a human service field, a minimum of five years of successful college teaching and evidence of a productive scholarly program. A candidate must also hold the rank of Associate Professor or Professor to be appointed at those ranks. Applicants with prior leadership and collaborative interdisciplinary experience in an academic or clinical setting will be given special consideration. All applicants must possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and show a strong potential for an ongoing productive scholarly program.

The successful candidate primarily will be responsible for teaching courses in professional development, program development, community engagement and family-professional collaboration. There will be opportunities for developing specialty courses in one's area of expertise. The faculty member will participate in leadership related to innovative teaching, mentoring junior faculty, grant supported initiatives, student advising, program development and university service. Area of research interest is open.

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:
Electronic submission of application materials is preferred. Interested applicants should submit
a cover letter, a 3-page statement describing leadership background, skills, knowledge and experiences relevant to this position, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of reference. Address cover letter to Dr. Karen Goldrich Eskow and send via email to Regular mail submissions, if necessary, should be sent to:

Department of Family Studies and Community Development
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

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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