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Last Updated: 5/04/22

Job Description

Assistant Professor

Department of Early Childhood Education

College of Education



The College of Education invites applications for a tenure track, 9-month Assistant Professor in the Department of Early Childhood Education (ECED) beginning August, 2022.


Doctoral degree in in early childhood education, child development, curriculum and instruction, teacher education, or related fields. ABD applicants with on-going progress will be considered, if all degree requirements are complete by June 1, 2023. Commitment to excellence in teaching. Consistent commitment to working with public schools. Demonstrated success or potential to teach early childhood education courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. As we transition to a Research 2 university, the successful candidate will demonstrate the potential to develop a strong body of scholarship using an innovative, collaborative, or interdisciplinary research agenda. Applicants are expected to have three or more years’ experience working in public schools, a Head Start program, or other childcare setting. Applicants whose work incorporates a demonstrated commitment to issues of equity, inclusion, or social justice are particularly encouraged to apply.


Faculty will be assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year Undergraduate advising is part of teaching responsibilities. Scholarly research productivity, programmatic assessment activity, and service to the department, college, and university are expected. Faculty may teach on campus or at external locations. Candidates may be asked to teach in online and/or hybrid formats, and may have additional duties based upon applicant qualifications and departmental needs.

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’s College of Education 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 been Nationally Recognized by National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). ECED offers an undergraduate program, a Master’s of Education in Early Childhood Education, and a Master’s of Education in Gifted and Creative Education (Pre-K-12).

Towson University:

Towson University (, 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 immediately and continues until the position is filled. Interested applicants should use Taleo to submit a letter of application describing qualifications as well as a statement that addresses experience working with diverse students and/or faculty, or that addresses ways in which diversity is addressed in research and/or teaching.

Interested applicants should also submit transcripts and three letters of recommendation.

Dr. Mary Slade

Chair, Search Committee

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is COE-3553.

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.

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

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.

Company Details

Towson, Maryland, United States