Position:The College of Education invites applications for a tenure track, 10-month Assistant Professor in the Department of Early Childhood Education beginning August, 2020.
Qualifications:Doctoral degree in in early childhood education, child development, curriculum and instruction, teacher education, or related fields. [ABD applicants with on-going progress will be considered, if all degree requirements are complete by June 1, 2021.] Strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Strong commitment to working with public schools. Demonstrated success or potential to teach early childhood education courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Demonstrate the potential to develop a strong body of scholarship using an innovative, collaborative, or interdisciplinary research agenda. Applicants are expected to have three or more years experience working in the public schools, a Head Start program, or other childcare setting. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of equity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities:Faculty will be assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year, the workload reverts back to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8) course units per academic year. Undergraduate advising is part of teaching responsibilities. Scholarly research productivity, programmatic assessment activity, and service to the department, college, and university are expected. Faculty may teach on campus or at external locations. Additional duties based upon applicant qualifications and departmental needs may be assigned.
Department of Early Childhood Education:The Department of Early Childhood Education is distinguished nationally and regionally by its breadth, expertise and innovative practices. Towson University has been a leader in teacher preparation for over 150 years and its programs are recognized for their high quality and innovation. The programs in the Department of Early Childhood Education have received Nationally Recognized decisions by National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). ECED offers an undergraduate program, a Master’s of Education in Early Childhood Education, and a Master’s of Education in Gifted and Creative Education (Pre-K-12).
Towson University:Towson University (www.towson.edu), 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 more than 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 900 full-time faculty, and offers 65 bachelor’s, 42 master’s, and 4 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 begins October 1, 2019 and continues until the position is filled. Interested applicants should email letter of application describing qualifications as well as a statement that addresses experience working with diverse students and/or faculty, or that addresses ways in which diversity is addressed in research and/or teaching. Additionally, a complete application packet will include a curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drs. Schroth and Guerrero, Co-Chairs, Search Committee
Department of Early Childhood Education
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252
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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.
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).