LecturerDepartment of Family Studies and Community Development
College of Liberal Arts
The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a non-tenure track, 10-month Lecturer position in the Department of Family Studies and Community Development beginning August, 2020.
Master’s degree or higher in Family Studies or a related field.
Lecturers’ duties include teaching, advising, and service. Lecturers are expected to teach four courses each semester. These may include, but are not limited to, Introduction to Family Studies, Family Resources, and Ethics in Human Services. Undergraduate advising is part of regular teaching responsibilities. Faculty may teach on Towson’s main campus, and/or on our secondary campus, Towson University in Northern Maryland (TUNE) in Bel Air, MD.
The Department of Family Studies and Community Development provides undergraduate learning opportunities through majors in family and human services and family science. Family and humans services majors, select from one of four tracks: services for children and youth, human services, nonprofit leadership, or introduction to child life. Each track has a distinct focus on community engagement, which serve to link the academic unit to the broader community. The department offers two graduate programs: Child Life, Administration, and Family Collaboration (M.S.) and Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Services (M.A). It also offers two post baccalaureate certificates: Family-Professional Collaboration, Jewish Communal Services and Jewish Education.
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. TU is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls approximately 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has 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. The TUNE campus is located about 23 miles from main campus in Harford County.
Review of applications begins February 17, 2020 and continues until position is filled. Electronic submissions are welcomed and encouraged. Send a letter of interest stating area of specialization, philosophy of teaching, curriculum vitae, and three signed letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Bethany Willis Hepp, Search Committee Chair Department of Family Studies and Community Development Towson University 8000 York Road Towson, MD 21252 Fax: 410-704-3612 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).