Assistant Professor, School Psychology
Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts
The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track, 9-month Assistant Professor position in our NASP-approved Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) Program in School Psychology beginning August 2023.
Candidates must hold a doctorate in School Psychology from a NASP-approved or APA-accredited program. ABD candidates must complete all degree requirements prior to completion of the first academic year.
Applicants must possess and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service primarily at the graduate level. The successful applicant will teach foundational and advanced courses for the school psychology program. Most graduate courses are taught late afternoon and evenings. The successful applicant is expected to demonstrate research competency as well as evidence that they will continue to grow their research agenda, leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals. Areas of research interest are open. Applicants must possess and demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusive teaching, research and service. The successful candidate must have the ability to work with a diverse population and be sensitive to the educational needs of these students. The successful applicant will contribute to on-going development and evaluation of the Program. Student advising and participation on Department or University committees are also expected. Evidence of effective teaching experience in a college or university setting as well as applied experience in the field is highly desirable. Interest in leadership opportunities within the program encouraged. Successful candidates should exhibit potential to secure external funding. Please visit our website at http://www.towson.edu/schoolpsychology for further program information.
The Psychology Department has over 1,400 undergraduate psychology majors and 300 graduate students in five master’s degree programs, including school psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, experimental psychology, and human resource development. Towson University prioritizes inclusion and equity. More information can be found here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. The Department of Psychology believes that increasing diversity will enhance our program. We aim to increase diversity in multiple forms including but not limited to identity, culture, background, ability and opinions.
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.
Review of applications begin November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application explaining professional experience related to school psychology, a statement about your teaching philosophy, a statement about your research interests, a statement indicating experience working with diverse students and an expression of your commitment to applying inclusion and equity into your role in the school psychology program; a curriculum vitae; and the contact information (name, address, email, phone number) for at least three professional references. If selected for the short list, three letters of reference must be submitted directly to the search chair or to the link below.
For questions please contact:
Dr. Candice Aston
Department of Psychology
Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is CLA-3603.
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Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.