Employment at TU

The Office of Human Resources (OHR) recognizes that everyone’s path to success is different, but it’s those unique experiences that help shape TU’s diverse and inclusive culture.

Here at TU, we consider how candidates contribute value to our overall mission, to include both professional and personal experience. The OHR encourages you to think about all your work or internship experience, volunteer work, experience gained in the armed forces, training, and/or special knowledge and skills when applying to our job opportunities. You never know how your overall experience and qualifications might be leveraged in a particular role and can lead to a successful career at TU. Push what’s possible!

Staff Employment

  • View staff job opportunities for external applicants.
  • View staff job opportunities for internal applicants. 
  • Applicant FAQs (PDF)

Faculty Employment

Student Employment

  • View student job opportunities.

Employment Resources

Benefits Overview 

Eligible faculty and staff enjoy a comprehensive and robust benefits package which includes health care options, income protection, tuition remission, retirement plans and more. Health benefits are available through the State of Maryland Employee Benefits Division. Disability and life insurance benefits are offered through the University System of Maryland. Retirement choices are available from the Maryland State Retirement & Pension System and the University System of Maryland providers.

Benefits Summaries

 Salary Structure

Towson University uses the USM non-exempt salary structure (PDF) and with corresponding job specifications. The rate of pay for non-exempt positions is provided on the job announcement.

University police officer (UPO) positions, also non-exempt, have their own unique salary structure (PDF).

Due to the diversity and complexity of exempt positions, each position is reviewed independently and placed into a wide salary range (PDF). The specific salary is identified through a process of internal equity and market analysis. 

Preparing for the Interview

If you're selected for an interview, be prepared to present documentation that you're authorized to work in the U.S., show confirmation of your education, and complete a background check. Before you apply, you may want to learn more about our nationally-recognized university.

Criminal Background Investigations 

All staff employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation. 

Employees must self-disclose and report certain post-hire criminal convictions, including felony offenses; misdemeanors involving force, threat of force, dishonesty, or theft; alcohol/drug related offenses; and any offense requiring registration as a sex offender. Employees must report convictions (see Employee Self-Disclosure of Criminal Records [PDF]) to their supervisors within five days of the entry of the criminal record. Failure to self-disclose may result in discipline, including termination. 

Reasonable Accommodations for Applicants

Towson University is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all faculty and staff, including those with disabilities. Consistent with its obligations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008, and Section 20-609 of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the university provides reasonable workplace accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities. 

Applicants requesting disability accommodations should complete the Applicant Disability Accommodation Request Form. If you have any questions or need assistance, please email  or call 410-704-2162 during regular business hours.  

As part of the interactive process, Towson University may request medical documentation from the treating healthcare provider.