Assistant Professor, CLA-3312

Assistant Professor

Department of English

College of Liberal Arts



The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in the Department of English beginning August 2020.


PhD in English or related field. Applicants with broad-based knowledge of the field and with interests in African American literature preferred. Interests in 19th c African American writing encouraged. Evidence of teaching and scholarly research/publication in the field required. 


An instructional workload of 6 course units per academic year for the first year and 7-8 instructional course units in subsequent years. Major responsibilities include teaching an undergraduate survey course and a major writers course in African American literature. Opportunities exist for teaching in and collaboration with graduate and other undergraduate programs. A sustained record of scholarly research and publication.

Towson University

About TU

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 over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 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

Applicants should submit an initial letter of application and curriculum vitae to by October 31, 2019. Candidates selected for the next stage of review will be contacted to send additional materials. 

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is CLA-3312.

Applicant Data Form

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form 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.