Lecturer, CLA-3324L


Department of English

College of Liberal Arts




The Towson University English Department seeks one full-time lecturer to teach first-year writing beginning in January 2020. Lecturers teach four courses per semester under contracts that are annual and renewable.



Candidates should possess a master’s degree or higher in Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Studies, English, or a closely-related field and have experience teaching first-year writing. ABD candidates, especially those in Rhetoric and Composition or Writing Studies, are invited to apply. Graduate coursework in composition theory and pedagogy and/or participation in professional development related to pedagogy is desirable, as instructors will be expected to participate in curricular and pedagogical initiatives focused around ENGL 102.



Teach 4 sections of first-year writing each semester (with occasional variation as needs dictate). Participation in service and scholarly activities. 

First-Year Writing at Towson University:
The English Department, under the leadership of the Director of First-Year Writing, offers approximately 120 sections of first-year writing (ENGL 102) each academic year. These courses are staffed by tenured and tenure-track faculty, lecturers, and adjunct faculty. More than two-thirds of these sections are taught by lecturers. The advertised positions reflect an ongoing commitment to increasing the number of sections staffed by full-time instructors.


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

To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a teaching statement to engl@towson.edu (with the subject line “Lecturer search”) no later than  October 31, 2019. The vitae should include contact information for three references who can speak to the candidate’s teaching experience and qualifications.

Letters should be addressed to:

Matt Dowell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

Director of First-Year Writing

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-3324L.

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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.