Chairperson, COE-3318


Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development

College of Education



The College of Education invites applications for the position of Professor and Chairperson for the Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development beginning August 2020.


The successful candidate must have an earned PhD or EdD in Educational Leadership, Educational Policy, Curriculum Theory & Development, Professional Development, or a related field, and should be eligible for consideration as Full Professor with tenure. The successful candidate will have demonstrated success as an educational leader at the college or university level and must encompass an exemplary record of teaching, service and scholarship. The successful candidate should have leadership experience at school or district levels. The successful candidate must be committed to the University’s goal of inclusivity as a teacher, scholar, and colleague.


The Chair provides leadership for a department of 13 faculty members and further develops the program as a major partner for advancing the quality of school leaders in the region. Responsibilities include oversight of budget, recruitment and retention of high-quality faculty, evaluation of faculty and staff performance, and management of the administrative affairs of the department. The Chair also contributes to the continued development and success of the department through leadership in management, advocacy and communication, governance and operation, and outreach. Teaching load to be determined upon hiring. 

The Department:

The Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development (ILPD) is a dynamic department in the College of Education, with primary duties at the graduate level to develop educational leaders. Currently, Towson University is well respected in its role as the leading Maryland public institution in the preparation of Administrator I (Assistant Principal) candidates ready to address the state's identified leadership shortage and workforce need. ILPD programs are delivered on the Towson University main campus, online, and at regional centers throughout the state. The programs take a broad view of leadership, and faculty equally value and support the aims of those who desire to lead from the classroom. Additionally, the department engages local school districts in ongoing partnerships to develop cohorts with specific emphases aligned with district needs, such as creating equitable school cultures, addressing the needs of English Language Learners, effectively integrating technology, and supporting instructional leadership in literacy, social emotional learning and STEM.

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 will begin October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts may be sent), sample of scholarly writing and three reference letters either electronically to :

Dr. Janese Daniels, Chair

Instructional Leadership & Professional Development Search Committee

College of Education

Towson University

8000 York Road

Towson, MD 21252-0001 

All required documents must be submitted in order for the review process to begin.

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-3318.

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.