COE-N-3140L, Lecturer, Professional Development School (PDS) Liaison

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Lecturer, Professional Development School (PDS) liaison

Department of Early Childhood Education          

College of Education

The College of Education invites applications for a non-tenure track, 10-month Lecturer/Professional Development School (PDS) liaison position in the Department of Early Childhood Education beginning August, 2018.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Early Childhood or related field; expertise in curriculum, instruction and supervision, expertise in early literacy development, and a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring of emerging and continuing professionals. Leadership skills to collaborate with the department chairperson, faculty and external partners.  Commitment to collaboration with public schools. Enthusiasm for working with undergraduate and graduate students who are preparing to enter the early childhood teaching profession or who are advancing their skills and knowledge in Early Childhood.

Preferred Qualification:

Professional experience teaching in Early Childhood settings, Head Start, and /or other inclusive early childhood settings; higher education and supervision experience


Teach a 12-credit course load each semester, including a combination of undergraduate or graduate level courses in Early Childhood education at on-campus and off-campus locations.  Serve as Professional Development School liaison to coordinate PDS activities at identified schools.  Arrange internships and supervise interns in schools as needed, and collaborate with Professional Development Schools and agencies in the surrounding communities.

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 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.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Send electronically:  letter of application describing qualifications, curriculum vitae, copies of academic transcripts, and three letters of reference to [email protected].  Application materials will only be accepted in electronic format.

Please direct inquiries to: 

Dr. Sara Hooks, Search Chair

[email protected]

Assistant Professor

Department of Early Childhood Education

College of Education

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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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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Posted: 3/2/2018
Application Due: 5/1/2018
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