Department of Educational Technology and Literacy (EDTL)
College of Education
The College of Education invites applications for chairperson of the Department of Educational Technology and Literacy (EDTL) beginning August 2018. The chairperson position is accompanied with a faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. We seek an enthusiastic, visionary and innovative leader with a sustained commitment to scholarship, a collaborative and empowering leadership style, and the capacity to be an ambassador for the department on campus and within the field. The successful leader will be familiar with and build upon the collaborative culture, a distinguishing characteristic of both the college and the department.
Earned doctorate in instructional technology or related field. Evidence of collaborative and empowering leadership experiences. Strength in communication and administrative skills. Evidence of successful graduate or undergraduate teaching experiences. Evidence of sustained scholarly productivity commensurate with the rank of a tenured associate professor or tenured full professor. Demonstrated commitment to service within the university, the profession and community. Evidence of currency in the field and innovative program development. Capacity to strengthen and grow ties to local schools and school systems.
Experience in PreK-12 settings. Capacity to secure external funding in support of department initiatives and college vision. Experience and knowledge related to assessment and accreditation. Experience with online teaching and learning.
As chair, the candidate will mentor, support and nurture professional growth of faculty and the department. Exercise professional leadership in the department, college and university and with external constituents. Support assessment-driven program development to further advance the department’s program offerings, reputation and visibility. Advocate for mission, shared goals, values, and needed resources for the department, college and university. Oversee outreach and maintain external relationships with public school, commercial, and non-profit sectors.
As a faculty member, the candidate will teach undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses in educational technology or a related field. Maintain a commitment to a continued research agenda. Serve as graduate faculty on dissertation committees. Participate in service activities within university and profession.
The department is interdisciplinary with 23 full-time faculty. At the heart of EDTL is the Instructional Technology program, which offers a range of undergraduate courses and graduate programs in areas such as educational technology, instructional design and school library media. The department has thriving EdD and MS degree programs and a strong history of leadership in the field, both locally and nationally. See https://www.towson.edu/coe/departments/edtech/index.html
College of Education:
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at Towson University has a distinguished history in the preparation of classroom teachers, school leaders and education specialists. The college, in close collaboration with public and private agencies, offers a comprehensive slate of acclaimed, performance-based, professional education programs for the initial and advanced preparation of educators and industry professionals. Our graduates are helping to transform education in Maryland school systems and beyond.
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 immediately and continues until the position is filled. Preferential consideration will be given to applications received by October 31, 2017. Letter of interest, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts and two reference letters should be submitted to:
Dr. Betsy Neville, Search Chair
College of Education
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Or through email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/employment/resources/data.html 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. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: COE-N-3108.
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