Towson University — Visiting Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Interdisciplinary Studies Program at Towson University invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor with a 4/4 teaching load. The position is renewable annually for up to three years. The candidate will be required to teach (2) lower-level undergraduate sections of American Studies and (2) writing/research intensive undergraduate seminars in the university’s core curriculum. Area of specialization is open but those candidates with interdisciplinary teaching experience and research backgrounds are preferred as are applicants with interests in global aspects of American Studies

ABDs may apply, but a Ph.D. is required when the position commences in August 2020. A PhD in History, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or a related field is preferred. Applicants must possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, demonstrate evidence of scholarly engagement, and participation in service to the program and the college.

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 over 19,000 undergraduates 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 D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:
Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of three professional references. The letter should contain the following: a discussion of your research and teaching including a description of a writing intensive undergraduate seminar that you would be prepared to teach. The letter could also include a brief description of diversity-related skills, experiences or course content. The committee may request additional materials from selected applicants. Send all materials electronically to

Please direct questions about the position to Michael Masatsugu

Review of applications will begin Immediately

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.