Position:The College of Education invites highly qualified applicants for the position of Director of the Masters of Arts in Teaching Program at Towson University. The Director of the MAT Programs facilitates and coordinates the program with the Departments of Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education and Secondary/Middle Education. The primary role of the director is leadership and management activities to create an effective and efficient learning academic unit.
Qualifications: EdD or PhD and/or comparable experience, significant PK-12 experience required, particularly experienced in leadership roles. Prior experience in higher education; curriculum development; budgeting. Holds teaching license with a minimum of 2 years teaching experience. Expertise in teaching and mentoring emerging teachers for diverse and inclusive classrooms. Commitment to preparing teachers who are advocates for social justice and equity. Demonstrate record of scholarship, grant/contract efforts, and evidence of collaboration with PK-12 schools as well as working with external agencies including the Maryland State Department of Education.
Responsibilities:Ensuring that the needs of the students in the MAT Programs are supported by the programs, departments, and that the general education courses delivered by the applicable departments. Provide support for continual professional and personal growth of departmental colleagues; Foster and facilitate appropriate change and planning; promote scholarship and clinical expertise for advancement of the discipline. Continual communication and collaboration with chairpersons and coordinators of College of Education Programs.
The MAT Director serves as an advocate for the academic mission, values, and needs of the MAT Programs, the College of Education and Towson University and maintains the standards required for highly qualified and effective graduates of the MAT Program.
Towson University:Towson University (www.towson.edu) 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 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 credentials begins 30 days after advertisement appears and continues until the position is filled. Please submit documents electronically, a letter of application highlighting how the applicant’s skills and experiences meet the requirements specified, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, examples of current scholarship and three current letters of reference to:
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/employment/resources/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 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-3053.
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.
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 stu...dy 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).