CLA-N-3119, Assistant Professor

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

Assistant Professor

Department of History

College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor in Urban History/Metropolitan Studies post-1800, in the Department of History beginning August 2018.


ABDs may apply, but PhD is required when position commences in August 2018.Geographical region is open; however, the committee especially welcomes applications from candidates whose work focuses on the comparative study of two or more regions of the world. Demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarly potential. Possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarly productivity, and active participation in service to the department, college and university.


Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year the workload reverts to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8) course units per academic year. Contribute to Towson’s Metropolitan Studies program and teach outside of the History Department in Towson’s Freshman Seminar Program, the Honors College and the Graduate 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 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 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:

Please submit a letter and curriculum vitae, including the names and contact information of three references by December 1, 2017 to The letter should contain a description of your research, as well as four proposed courses in urban history: two at the upper division and two at the lower division level. The committee may request additional materials from selected applicants in the process of the search. Please send questions regarding the position to

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

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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.


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