Assistant Professor - Full Time - Department of Family Studies & Community Development

Towson University
Posting Date

The College of Liberal Arts invites applicants for a full-time, nine-month tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Studies and Community Development beginning August 2023.

The Department:
The Department of Family Studies and Community Development provides multidisciplinary undergraduate learning opportunities through the family and human services major. The internship/service-learning program has a distinct focus on community engagement, which serves to link the academic unit to the metropolitan community while enhancing student learning. The department also offers two graduate programs, one leading to a master’s degree in Child Life, Administration, and Family Collaboration and the other leading to a master’s in Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Services. In addition, we offer post baccalaureate certificates in Family-Professional Collaboration, Jewish Communal Services and Jewish Education.


Doctoral degree in Family Science or related field. Individuals with MFT/CFT licensure or working toward MFT/CFT licensure are especially encouraged to apply. [ABD applicants with on-going progress will be considered, if all degree requirements are complete by February 1, 2024.] Strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Demonstrated success or potential to teach Family Science courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Demonstrated potential to develop a research agenda, including the potential to secure external funding. Demonstrated service to community, university, and/or field.

Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates must be sensitive to the needs of, and possess an interest in working with, a diverse student body. Experience with innovative teaching or the potential to engage undergraduate and graduate students in critical and dynamic ways are highly desirable.

Organization Summary

Towson University:
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 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 almost 900 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.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time

8000 York Rd
Suite LA 2210
Liberal Arts, MD 21252
United States

How to Apply

Review of applications begins Friday January 6, 2023 and continues until the position is filled.

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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.