Lecturer, CLA-3655L

Department of History
College of Liberal Arts


The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for 9-month full time lecturer in the Department of History with a specialization in Ancient History beginning August 2023. 


PhD in History or related fields required. ABD applicants considered. Demonstrated excellence in teaching in the history of the Ancient World. Proven ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse student body and to support the University’s Diversity Strategic Plan. 


Faculty are assigned an instructional workload of eight (8) course units per academic year. The candidate will be required to teach the first half of the world history survey (to 1300), the history of women in antiquity, and Towson’s first-year seminar. When scheduling permits, lecturers may teach an upper-level course in the area of their research specialty. Some service to the department, college, university, and discipline is expected.

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

Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of references, and a syllabus for the first half of the world history survey (to 1300) to ckoot@towson.edu.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. 

Contact Christian Koot, Chair History Department, (ckoot@towson.edu) with any questions. 

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

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Towson University is an equal opportunity 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.