Assistant Professor, COE-3316

Assistant Professor

Department of Educational Technology and Literacy

College of Education COE-3316


The College of Education invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in the Department of Educational Technology and Literacy (EDTL) with expertise in school library media, instructional design, children and young adult school library services, and digital media and technology in youth work or related areas, beginning August 2020. The EDTL department has an established and successful school library media program with new approaches to educational and research needs of professionals seeking to understand emerging models for instructional delivery and youth participation in the new media ecology in K-12 educational settings.


Doctorate in Instructional Technology, School Library Media, or related field. ABD applicants considered, but the appointment will be contingent upon the completion of all degree requirements. Evidence of successful teaching, at the university level, in school library media and instructional design/technology areas including integrating digital resources, information literacy, collection development, school library media leadership and administration and the organization of knowledge. Strong consideration will be given to candidates who have significant interest or experience in online teaching, advising, publishing, and building an effective library and information science community of users. The successful candidate should show a record of, or strong demonstrated potential for sustained scholarly productivity, experience teaching in public/private schools, a demonstrated commitment to serving diverse and urban student needs, and knowledge of state and national standards for school library media (i.e., AASL). Proficiency in emerging digital media and technology is desired.


Teach courses in school library media, instructional technology, and education courses leading to a degree and certification in school library media; and collaborate with library media colleagues and advise and mentor graduate students in the program.

The Department:

The Educational Technology and Literacy (EDTL) department is an interdisciplinary department that offers a range of opportunities for a new faculty member. At the heart of EDTL is the Instructional Technology EdD and M.S. degree programs in instructional design and development, educational technology and school library media. EDTL also offers undergraduate courses in the integration of technology in teaching and learning. The department graduate programs continue to grow and implement outreach with educators throughout the state.

Towson University’s College of Education (COE) is Maryland’s largest and preeminent teacher education institution and is ranked as one of the Top 100 Best Graduate Schools in Education for 2017 by US News & World Report. Recognized nationally as a model for professional development and preparation with its network of more than 110 professional development schools, the COE has a distinguished history in the preparation of classroom teachers, school leaders as well as educational technologists, and educational specialists and its programs are recognized for their innovative instructional approaches.

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

Review of applications begins 30 days after the ad appears and continues until the position is filled. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and two reference letters to:

Dr. Jeffrey M. Kenton, Search Chair ()

Department of Educational Technology and Literacy

College of Education

Towson University

8000 York Road

Towson, MD 21252

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 COE-3316.

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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.