Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts
The Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts invites applications for two full-time Lecturer in Psychology positions to begin August 2022.
Candidates must hold at minimum a master’s degree in Psychology or a related field. Applicants whose teaching approach demonstrates a commitment to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.
Faculty are assigned an instructional workload of 24 credits per academic year. Teaching undergraduate courses such as: Behavioral Statistics, Research Methods, Biological Psychology, Diversity-related courses, and Introduction to Psychology is highly desired. Opportunities might exist to teach other courses depending on the applicant’s area of specialty and the needs of the department. Undergraduate advising is part of teaching responsibilities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected. The successful candidate must have the ability to work with a diverse student population and be sensitive to the educational needs of these students.
The Psychology Department has over 1,400 undergraduate psychology majors and 300 graduate students in five master’s degree programs, including clinical psychology, counseling psychology, experimental psychology, human resource development, and school psychology. Towson University prioritizes inclusion and equity, and more information can be found here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. The Department of Psychology aims to increase diversity in multiple forms including but not limited to identity, culture, background, lived experiences, 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 begins May 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application (cover letter), a statement about your teaching philosophy including evidence of teaching effectiveness, a diversity statement, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information (name, address, email, phone number) for at least two professional references.
To submit materials, and for any questions please contact:
Dr. Jacqueline Leventon, Search Chair
Department of Psychology
Please note that the search number for which you have applied is CLA-3560L.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
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, 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.