Department of Special Education
College of Education
The College of Education invites applications for a tenure-track, 9-month position in the Department of Special Education beginning August 2024.
- Earned doctorate or ABD in Special Education, educational psychology or a closely related field Knowledge of evidence-based practices for students with disabilities including one or more of the following: supporting students with Autism; evidence-based literacy practices; socio-emotional well-being; or related area in special education. Evidence of commitment to effective instruction and evidence-based instructional practice for students with disabilities. Evidence of scholarly potential, including but not limited to doctoral research, research presentations, evaluation work, publications, and work in progress. Strong communication, collaboration and organizational skills.
- Birth-21 teaching or comparable experience in special education or closely related field Experience working with students with Autism and families of students with disabilities Strong knowledge and experience base in quantitative research methodology Public-school teaching experience Familiarity with principles for universally designed instruction Experience with supervision or mentorship of teachers or teacher candidates.
Responsibilities: Faculty will be assigned standard instructional tenure-track workload of six course units per academic year (typically 3 course units/semester) with one-course reduction in first year. Teach undergraduate and graduate special education courses and/or supervise early childhood, elementary or secondary internship placements in various instructional settings at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Support graduate-level programming in the Master of Education (MEd) program, the Teacher as Leader in Autism (TALA) program, and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs as well as the newly established Autism Studies PhD program. This position also may involve the recruitment of students and student advising at the graduate and undergraduate level. Establish and pursue scholarly research agenda commensurate with background as well as engaging in service.
The Department: Towson University: 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 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 of 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 immediately and continues until the position is filled. Submit CV, letter of interest, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, 10-20 page writing sample, and three letters of reference.
Please go to www.towson.edu/hr/employment to apply. Scroll down to “Faculty Employment”, then click “View faculty job opportunities”. Then scroll down to “College of Education”, then “Special Education” and then click on “Assistant Professor (COE-3721)” to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is COE-3721.
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 employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in “A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25).” TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage applications from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expressions, national origins, ages, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientations and belief background.
Towson University is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in “A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25).” TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage applications from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expressions, national origins, ages, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientations and belief backgrounds.