Assistant Professor of English

Tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2020. Ph.D. in English or related field. Applicants with broad-based knowledge of the field and with interests in African American literature preferred. Interests in 19th c. African American writing encouraged. Evidence of teaching and scholarly research/publication in the field required.

An instructional workload of 6 course units per academic year for the first year and 7-8 instructional course units in subsequent years. Major responsibilities include teaching an undergraduate survey course and a major writers course in African American literature. Opportunities exist for teaching in and collaboration with graduate and other undergraduate programs. A sustained record of scholarly research and publication.

Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion, enriches the educational experience of students, supports positive workplace environments, promotes excellence, and cultivates the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community. Baltimore’s largest university and the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System, TU enrolls over 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students, has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs.

Applicants should submit an initial letter of application and CV to by 31 October 2019. Candidates selected for the next stage of review will be contacted to send additional materials.

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.

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