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COE-3417, Assistant Professor in Literacy Education

Towson University
Towson, Maryland 21252
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Assistant Professor in Literacy Education

Department of Elementary Education
College of Education


The College of Education invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in Literacy Education in the Department of Elementary Education beginning August 2021.


  • An earned doctorate in Literacy, Curriculum and Instruction, or closely related field.
  • Three years PreK-12 teaching experience.
  • Experience as a Reading Specialist or related work.  
  • Ability to teach courses related to: Reading Assessment, Reading Abilities & Disabilities, Reading Instruction, Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Pedagogies, and Professional Development for Literacy Educators.
  • Emerging record of undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated potential for scholarly productivity.
  • Commitment to collaborations with colleagues and schools.
  • Knowledge of and experience with integrating technology in teacher education.
  • Experience in multicultural, diversity, and power and privilege practice. 
  • Commitment to issues of equity, inclusion and global perspectives.
  • Candidates with specialization in literacy assessment, and working with a variety of developing readers are strongly encouraged to apply.


Faculty will be assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year, the workload reverts back to the standard instructional load of seven to eight (7-8) course units per academic year. Scholarly research productivity, program assessment activity, and service to the department, college, and university are expected. Faculty may teach on campus, online, or at external locations. The Department offers coursework in graduate and undergraduate literacy education. The candidate should be prepared to teach in the Graduate Reading Education Program (pre-K through adult emphasis) and in the undergraduate Elementary Education Program (K-6), as well as offer expertise in diverse populations and cultural contexts. Additional duties based upon qualifications and department needs may be assigned.


Towson University:

Towson University (TU) 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 almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 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.


Application Process:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.


Please click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is COE-3417.


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

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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