New Faculty Positions

We have multiple tenure-track, lecturer, and adjunct positions available for Fall 2019. See details below.  

The Department offers an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, and an ABET accredited cybersecurity program, a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems, a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science, and a Doctor of Science degree in Information Technology. The Department of Computer and Information Sciences has approximately 42 full-time faculty members, collectively over 1,600 undergraduate majors in the Computer Science, Information Systems, and Information Technology programs, and approximately 400 graduate students. The Department is placed within the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics. With more than 3,600 undergraduates, 34% of whom are minority students, the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics is one of the fastest-growing and most diverse colleges at Towson University. 

Towson University: Founded in 1866, Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report's as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is also nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. As Baltimore area’s largest 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 22,000 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 328 acres, the striking 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 faculty who work here. 

Tenure-track (two positions)

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Towson University (www.towson.edu/cisinvites applications for two full-time, tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level, with an expected start date of August 2019.  

 The positions are in two general areas: 

  1. Cybersecurity (with a strong focus on Systems) – Towson University leads in the nation in cybersecurity education and research. The department is a NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Education since 2002. In 2013, Towson was designated by NSA as a CAE in Cyber Operations, one of only nineteen such institutions in the nation. More about cybersecurity at Towson University can be found at www.towson.edu/cyber. A successful candidate will have expertise in teaching and research in one or more of the following areas: systems administration (Linux and Windows), network administration and security, SCADA systems, forensics, and/or application security.   
     
  2. Software Engineering – The department offers software engineering specializations at both the undergraduate and graduate levels along with active software engineering research groups. A successful candidate will be able to establish strong teaching and research records in one or more of the following areas: mobile, web and cloud engineering, software architecture, software testing, parallel and distributed systems and/or secure software engineering.  

Expectations. The position requires a Ph.D., or comparable terminal degree, in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, or a related field. The selected candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop strong research programs, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, apply for external funding, and participate in department activities.  

Materials. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum-vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, research and teaching statements, a recent research paper, and the name, address, phone and e-mail address of three professional references.All materials must be submitted electronically via email to:  with the word “Tenure-track” in the subject line.

The review of completed applications will begin January 7th, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. 

Lecturer (multiple positions)

The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics invites applications for a non-tenure track, 10-month Lecturer position in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences beginning August 2018.

Qualifications:

Master’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, or equivalent. Demonstrated part-time or full-time teaching experience is required; experience of teaching undergraduate programming (Java) and information technology courses (system administration, scripting) is preferred.

Responsibilities:

Teach twelve credits of course work each semester, teach day and evening undergraduate courses and participate in departmental activities.

Application Process:

Review of applications begins June 15, 2018 and continues until the position is filled. Submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, and the name, address, phone and e-mail address of three professional references. All materials must be submitted electronically via email to: with the word “Lecturer” in the subject line.

Adjunct Professor (multiple positions)

The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics is seeking part-time Adjuct Faculty for the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. While one goal of this posting is to create a pool of interested applicants from which the Department may draw as sections become open during any point of the academic year, there are three specific positions that we would like to fill for the Fall 2018 semester:

  1. Graduate or undergraduate courses in Programming, Database, Data mining and Visual Analytics
  2. Undergraduate courses in cybersecurity/computer security - specifically operating systems security, network security, and application/software security 
  3. Undergraduate courses in System Administration and Networking 

Industry experience for adjunct professors is strongly encouraged.

Contracts are for one semester, renewable upon availability of classes and satisfactory job performance.  This posting may or may not result in the hiring of adjuncts.

Qualifications:
Master’s or higher degree in Computer Science or related field; industry and/or previous teaching experience is a plus. Women and candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop instruction objectives; share industry best practices; develop classroom activities to meet learning goals.

Application Process:
Applications will be reviewed immediately as well as kept on file and reviewed as positions become available. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, and the name, address, phone and email address of three professional references. The letter of application should explicitly mention specific areas of interest/expertise.  All materials must be submitted electronically. 

Applicants should send their items to with subject “Adjunct Professor”

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/inclusionequity/employment/data.html 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-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. 

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.