Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development
College of Education
Position: The College of Education invites applications for the position of Professor and Chairperson for the Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development beginning August 2020.
Qualifications: The successful candidate must have an earned PhD or EdD in Educational Leadership, Educational Policy, Curriculum Theory & Development, Professional Development, or a related field, and should be eligible for consideration as Full Professor with tenure. The successful candidate will have demonstrated success as an educational leader at the college or university level and must encompass an exemplary record of teaching, service and scholarship. The successful candidate should have leadership experience at school or district levels. The successful candidate must be committed to the University’s goal of inclusivity as a teacher, scholar, and colleague.
Responsibilities:The Chair provides leadership for a department of 13 faculty members and further develops the program as a major partner for advancing the quality of school leaders in the region. Responsibilities include oversight of budget, recruitment and retention of high-quality faculty, evaluation of faculty and staff performance, and management of the administrative affairs of the department. The Chair also contributes to the continued development and success of the department through leadership in management, advocacy and communication, governance and operation, and outreach. Teaching load to be determined upon hiring.
The Department: The Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development (ILPD) is a dynamic department in the College of Education, with primary duties at the graduate level to develop educational leaders. Currently, Towson University is well respected in its role as the leading Maryland public institution in the preparation of Administrator I (Assistant Principal) candidates ready to address the state's identified leadership shortage and workforce need. ILPD programs are delivered on the Towson University main campus, online, and at regional centers throughout the state. The programs take a broad view of leadership, and faculty equally value and support the aims of those who desire to lead from the classroom. Additionally, the department engages local school districts in ongoing partnerships to develop cohorts with specific emphases aligned with district needs, such as creating equitable school cultures, addressing the needs of English Language Learners, effectively integrating technology, and supporting instructional leadership in literacy, social emotional learning and STEM.
Towson University: Towson University (www.towson.edu), 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 one of Baltimore’s largest universities, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System.
Application Process:Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts may be sent), sample of scholarly writing and three reference letters either electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Dr. Janese Daniels, Chair
Instructional Leadership & Professional Development Search Committee
College of Education
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
All required documents must be submitted in order for the review process to begin.
Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/inclusionequity/employment/data.html 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. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: COE-N-3318
Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and military/veterans are encouraged to apply.
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).