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COE-3708, Assistant Professor

Towson University
Towson, Maryland 21252
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Assistant Professor
Department of Learning Technologies, Design & School Library Media (LTDM) College of Education

The College of Education invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Learning Technologies, Design & School Library Media (LTDM) with expertise in current and emerging trends and technologies related to digital and electronic resources and school library media, instructional design, children and young adult school library services, and digital media and technology in youth work or related areas. The LTDM 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 information literacy and learning/instructional design/educational technologies, a commitment to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline and applying information literacy and digital 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 the knowledge of current issues, integrating digital resources, information literacy, collection development, and school library media leadership and administration. They should have demonstrated teaching ability, strong methodological skills, and a desire to develop sponsored research.
Successful candidates will have earned doctorate (degree completed by December 2024) from an accredited university in Library Science, Information Science, School Library Media, Instructional Technology, Curriculum and Instruction, Information Studies, 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 masters 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.

Towson University:
Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866 and is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. It is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland, the 12th-largest public university system in the United States. TU is also a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and offers employment opportunities at all levels. TU enrolls over 19,818 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, 46 master’s, and 6 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 a cover letter, curriculum vitae, candidate’s reflections and descriptions on how they can contribute to Towson University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, graduate transcripts, and three reference letters to the link below.

Dr. David Robinson (derobins@towson.edu)
School Library Media Search Chair
Department of Learning Technologies, Design & School Library Media College of Education
Towson University 8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

Please click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is COE-3708.

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. Therefore, the University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety.

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line form. All data collected are for internal, state, and/or federal reporting and will not be used for other purposes.

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.

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