CLA-N-3116, Assistant Professor

Towson, Maryland
Oct 10, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science

College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in the Department of Political Science beginning August 2018.


PhD in hand at the time of application will receive preference, although ABDs may be considered if the degree will be completed by the Spring of 2018. Strong commitment to excellence in teaching and show a solid potential for a productive scholarly program. Interest in pursing external funding is desired.


Teach general survey courses in international relations and upper-level courses focused on the international relations of developing countries. The ability to teach international political economy and/or comparative politics in the applicant’s region of specialization would be an asset. Faculty 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. While the position is tenured within the Political Science Department, the successful applicant will contribute three courses per year to the university’s International Studies Program.

Towson University:

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 one of Baltimore’s largest universities, 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 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:

Review of applications begins immediately and the position remains open until December 5, 2017. Please send: letter of intent, curriculum vitae, one sample of written work, evidence of teaching effectiveness, official transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate work and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Matthew Hoddie

Department of Political Science

Towson University

8000 York Road

Towson, MD 21252-0001

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

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