Assistant Professor, Human Resource Development/Industrial-Organizational Psychology, CLA-3305

Assistant Professor, Human Resource Development / Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Department of Psychology

College of Liberal Arts



College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Human Resource Development / Industrial-Organizational Psychology in the Department of Psychology beginning August 2020.


Doctorate in Human Resource Development, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development, or a related discipline. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2021. Practical experience in a relevant field is a plus.


Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year, the workload will be the standard instructional workload of seven (7) course units per academic year. Teach a combination of graduate courses in the Human Resource Development (HRD) MS program and undergraduate psychology courses. Teach core HRD graduate courses, such as Training & Development, Introduction to Human Resources, as well as undergraduate courses such as Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and/or electives in one’s area of expertise. Demonstrate research competency as well as evidence of continued growth of one’s research agenda, leading to publications in peer-reviewed journals. Area of research interest is open. The successful candidate must have the ability to work with a diverse population and be sensitive to the educational needs of these students. The candidate is expected to contribute to the maintenance and development of the HRD MS program through involvement in student admissions, advising, course development, etc., as well as participation on department or university committees. 

Department Information:

The psychology department ( has 1,200 undergraduate psychology majors and 300 graduate students in five Master’s degree programs, including human resource development, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, experimental psychology, and school psychology.

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 on October 1, 2019 and continues until the position is filled. Send cover letter, separate statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to: 

   (electronic submissions are preferred) 


Kerri Goodwin, Ph.D.

Human Resource Development Search Co-Chair

Department of Psychology

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 CLA-3305.

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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.