COE-N-3228 Associate/Full Professor in Early Childhood and Gifted and Talented

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Associate/Full Professor in Early Childhood and Gifted and Talented

Department of Early Childhood Education

College of Education

College of Education invites applications for a tenure-track Associate or Full Professor to begin teaching in the Department of Early Childhood Education beginning Fall 2019. The position is for an applicant with expertise in early childhood development, gifted education and talent development.

Qualifications Required:

Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in Early Childhood Education, Gifted Education, or a closely related field. Preferred qualifications include K-5 or 6-12 teaching and/or  administrative experience. Preference will also be given to candidates presenting evidence of a research agenda related to equity issues in gifted education, creativity, curriculum and/or programming, and/or multicultural gifted education.


Contribute to the continued development and success of the department that is developing the gifted talented concentration through research, teaching, and mentoring of students. Instructional roles include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in early childhood and in gifted and talented education, in both traditional and online formats, and potentially at satellite locations. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain an ongoing research agenda in their area of specialization, including regular publications in quality outlets, professional presentations, and submission of external grant proposals. Serve on dissertation committee is expected, as well as representation of the discipline and department via committee participation and other relevant service activities.

Department of Early Childhood Education:

The Department of Early Childhood Education is distinguished nationally and regionally by its breadth, expertise and innovative practices. Towson University has been a leader in teacher preparation for over 150 years and its programs are recognized for their high quality and innovation. The programs in the Department of Early Childhood Education have received Nationally Recognized decisions by National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). There are over 1000 undergraduate and graduate students participating in the Early Childhood programs.

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 over 19,000 undergraduates and more than 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 900 full-time faculty, and offers 65 bachelor’s, 42 master’s, and 4 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 30 days after the ad is posted and continues until the position is filled. To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three reference letters either via email to [email protected] with a copy to [email protected] or an application packet can be mailed to:

Dr. Mubina H. Kirmani, Co-Chair

Dr. Ocie Watson-Thompson, Co-Chair

Early Childhood Education Search Committee

Department of Early Childhood Education

Towson University

8000 York Road

Towson, MD 21252

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: 1/6/2019
Application Due: 3/7/2019
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