Department of Family Studies and Community Development
College of Liberal Arts
The College of Liberal Arts invites applicants for a full-time, ten-month tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Studies and Community Development beginning August 2022. This position is intended to address Towson University moving toward an R2 status that emphasizes increased scholarship and grant activity.
Doctoral degree in Family Science or related field. [ABD applicants with on-going progress will be considered, if all degree requirements are complete by February 1, 2023.] Strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Demonstrated success or potential to teach Family Science courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Demonstrated potential to develop a strong body of scholarship including the potential to secure external funding. Demonstrated service to community, university, and/or field.
Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates must be sensitive to the needs of, and possess an interest in working with, a diverse student body. Experience with innovative teaching or the potential to engage undergraduate and graduate students in critical and dynamic ways are highly desirable.
Faculty will be assigned an instructional workload that includes a range of undergraduate courses. Undergraduate advising is part of teaching responsibilities. Scholarly research productivity, including the securing of external grants, and service to the department, college, and university are expected. Additional duties may be assigned based upon applicant qualifications and departmental needs.
The Department of Family Studies and Community Development provides multidisciplinary undergraduate learning opportunities through majors in family and human services and family science. In the human services major, students select one of four tracks to focus their studies; services for children and youth, human services, nonprofit leadership, or introduction to child life. The internship/service-learning program has a distinct focus on community engagement, which serve to link the academic unit to the metropolitan community while enhancing student learning. The department also offers two graduate programs, one leading to a master’s degree in Child Life, Administration, and Family Collaboration and the other leading to a master’s in Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Services. In addition, we offer post baccalaureate certificates in Family-Professional Collaboration, Jewish Communal Services and Jewish Education.
Towson University (www.towson.edu) 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 almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has almost 900 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 Friday January 7, 2022 and continues until the position is filled.
Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is CLA-3508.
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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.
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).