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Assistant Professor, Educational Technology and Literacy, COE-3527

Towson University
Towson, Maryland, United States
13 days ago


Assistant Professor

Department of Educational Technology and Literacy

College of Education



The College of Education invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor for the Instructional Design position in the Department of Educational Technology and Literacy.


The College of Education seeks applications from a diverse pool of early career scholars with a strong focus on learning/instructional design/educational technologies, a commitment to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline and applying 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 learning and educational improvement through the study of learning technology. 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 2022) from an accredited university in Instructional Technology, Learning Sciences, Educational Psychology, Cognitive Science, 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 in teaching in online or hybrid learning environments;

a strong interest in advising and mentoring masters and/or doctoral student research;

experience in designing and developing learning materials/courses using emerging and advanced learning technologies;

a desire to seek externally funded grants.

With all hires, The College of Education seeks candidates who are committed to the Colleges imperatives to improve educational practice and diversity, equity, and inclusion of all students.


Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Learning/Instructional Design and Educational Technology, conduct research in the field of Learning/Instructional Design/Learning Sciences, 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

About TU

Towson University 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 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 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.

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, candidates reflection on and describe how they can contribute to Towson Universitys commitment to diversity and inclusion, graduate transcripts, and three reference letters to the link below.

Dr. Qing Li (

Instructional Technology Search Chair

Department of Educational Technology and Literacy

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-3527.

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-19 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 a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Applicant Data Form

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.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60763006
  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland, United States
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor, Educational Technology and Literacy, COE-3527
  • Company Name: Towson University
  • Job Function: Academic Faculty
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