Assistant Professor Department of Educational Technology and Literacy job with Towson University

Assistant Professor Department of Educational Technology and Literacy job with Towson University

Towson University ( was founded in 1866, is recognized by
U. S. News & World Report 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
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.


Department of Educational Technology and

Assistant Professor

Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of
Educational Technology and Literacy (EDTL) with expertise in
school library media, instructional design, children and young
adult school library services, and digital media and
technology in youth work or related areas. The EDTL
department has an established and successful school library
media program that integrates new approaches to
the educational and research needs of professionals seeking to
understand emerging models for instructional delivery and
youth participation in the new media ecology found in K-12
educational settings. The College of Education seeks applications
from a diverse pool of early career scholars with a strong focus on
school library media and learning/instructional
design/educational technologies, a commitment to engaging in
service with underrepresented populations within the discipline,
and applying information literacy and educational technologies
to achieve more just and equitable educational learning
opportunities and teaching practices. Candidates should have
outstanding potential and a defined research agenda related to
the discipline of school library media, including but not limited
to, integrating digital resources, information literacy,
collection development, school library media leadership and
administration, or the organization of knowledge. They should
have demonstrated teaching ability, strong
methodological skills, and a desire to develop sponsored
research. Successful candidates will have an earned
Doctorate (degree completed by December 2022) from an
accredited university in Instructional Technology,School Library
Media, Curriculum and Instruction, Information Studies, Educational
Leadership or related fields. Demonstrated commitment to
teaching and mentoring underrepresented students.
Active scholarly productivity with strong methodological
training, learning design experience, and
professional development commitment. Experience teaching
undergraduate and/or graduate courses. Experience  teaching in
online or hybrid learning environments. A strong interest in
advising and mentoring Master’s and/or Doctoral student
research. Experience teaching in public/private schools and
knowledge of state and national standards for school libraries
(i.e., AASL). Designing and developing learning materials/courses
using emerging and advanced digital media and technology and a
desire to seek externally funded grants. With all hires, The
College of Education seeks candidates who are committed to
the College’s imperatives to improve educational practice and
diversity, equity, and inclusion of all students. Teach
undergraduate and graduate courses in School Library
Media/Learning/Instructional Design,conduct research in the field
of school librarianship, participate in program, department,
college, and university governance, seek external funding, and
provide service to the field and profession at local, state
and national levels. Review of applications begins immediately and
continues until the position is filled.

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

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been
our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions
since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University
System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that
mandating a COVID vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at
all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary
means of protecting our health and safety. As s
prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19
vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin
employment with the University.

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Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
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 application from a variety
of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender
identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status,
color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and
belief backgrounds.