Assistant Professor, Research Design & Analysis, CLA-3306

Assistant Professor, Research Design and Analysis

Department of Psychology

College of Liberal Arts



The Psychology Department at Towson University invites applicants for two tenure-track, 10-month assistant professor positions in Research Design and Analysis, beginning August 2020. 


Applicants must possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and the development of a productive research program. A doctorate in Psychology is required. ABD applicants will be considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2021.


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 graduate (Masters level) and undergraduate courses in research methods and statistics as well as occasionally in one’s area of expertise. Summer teaching is also available. Possess and demonstrate commitment to teaching, research and service. 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 is open, but applications from candidates with expertise in biological, health, and industrial/organizational psychology are encouraged. Mentoring of student research, advising, and participation on department and university committees are also expected. A successful candidate must have the ability to work with a diverse population and be sensitive to the education needs of all students. 

Department Information:

The Psychology Department ( has 1,200 undergraduate psychology majors and 300 graduate students in five Masters degree programs, including experimental psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology and human resource development. 

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 October 1, 2019 and continues until the positions are filled. Send a cover letter (no more than one page), statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, links to sample publications, and three letters of recommendation electronically to:  

Research Design and Analysis Search Co-Chair 

Department of Psychology 

Towson University

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-3306.

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.