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Job Offer: Interdisciplinary Studies

Visiting Assistant Professor - Towson University

May 18, 2017 9:00 AM
Towson University, History
Visiting Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a renewable, full-time, non-tenure track, 10-month Visiting Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies position in the Department of History beginning August 2017.

ABDs may apply, but a Ph.D. in American History, American Studies, or related field, is required when the position commences in August 2017. Possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarly engagement, and participation in service to the department and college.

Teach the equivalent of eight 3-credit courses per academic year. Teach lower-level undergraduate sections of American Studies and a writing intensive undergraduate seminar "Maryland Plantations: Then and Now." Area of specialization is open but those candidates with interdisciplinary teaching experience and research backgrounds are preferred.

Towson University:
Towson University ( was founded in 1866, is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is one of Baltimore's largest universities, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduate 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, DC, and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:
Review of applications begins May 15, 2017 and continues until the position is filled.  Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of three professional references. Send all materials electronically to

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.