Assistant Professor in Human Resource Development,
Towson University - Towson, MD

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Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

Human Resource Development

College of Liberal Arts


The Human Resource Development MS degree program in the Psychology Department at Towson University invites qualified individuals to apply for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Human Resource Development, beginning August 2011.

Applicants must possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and show potential for a productive research program in the field of human resource development, management and leadership, and/or organization development and change.

Applicants must hold an earned doctorate degree in human resource development, management, psychology, or a closely related discipline. It is preferred that applicants have experience teaching at the University level as well as a history of professional work experience.

The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching graduate courses in organizational behavior, organizational development and change, applied research, and other specialty courses such as staffing and selection, or management and administrative theory. This position requires a teaching load of 9 contact hours per semester for the first 3 years. This position will also be responsible for student advising as well as participation on departmental or university committees.

Towson University:
Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practica, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 63 undergraduate majors, 39 master’s programs and four doctoral programs. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 780 full-time faculty who work here.

Application Process:
Applicants should assemble an application package that contains the following: a cover letter of application; a statement of philosophy about teaching and research; a curriculum vitae; a sample of manuscripts or draft articles (no more than three); official graduate transcripts; any evidence of teaching effectiveness; and three letters of recommendation. The application package should be sent to:

Dr. Alan Clardy

Human Resource Development Search Chair

Department of Psychology

Towson University

8000 York Rd.

Towson, MD 21252.

The review of applications will begin in the Fall, 2010 and the search will continue until the position is filled. This position is contingent on the availability of funds at the time of hire.

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate your interest in this position, please be sure to visit 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 purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.

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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Towson University, often referred to as TU or simply Towson for short, is a public university located in Towson in Baltimore County,...