Towson University — Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities with a specialization in Environmental Humanities

Assistant Professor, History
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities with a specialization in Environmental Humanities of any region or time period in the Department of History beginning August 2022. 


  • PhD required. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the ‘Instructor’ rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2023
  • Specialization in Environmental Humanities, including the study of built, urban, or natural environments
  • Teaching experience (or potential for) in Digital Humanities and Environmental Humanities
  • Experience as creators or co-creators of Digital Humanities products,
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarly potential,
  • Ability to work with and be sensitive to the education needs of a diverse student body
  • Committed to active participation in service to the department, college, and university.
  • Experience in or potential for applying for and winning grants from outside agencies OR in grant-based scholarship.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop upper- and lower-level courses in Digital Humanities and Environmental Humanities as well as in their other areas of specialty. Towson University and the Department of History are moving towards the research-intensive R2 status and candidates will be expected to contribute to this move and to pursue grant-based scholarship. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach outside of the History Department in Towson’s Freshman Seminar Program, the Honors College and the Graduate Program.

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 more than 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has of 900 full-time faculty, and offers 65 bachelor’s 42 master’s, and 4 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 applications begins December 15, 2021 and continues until the position is filled or the search is closed. 

Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement on diversity and inclusion, and the names and contact information for three professional references. The letter of application should contain the following: A description of your research, a description of one upper division course and one lower division course you would be prepared to teach. A writing sample and unofficial graduate transcripts will be requested from those candidates who advance to preliminary interviews.

Contact Christian Koot, Chair History Department, ( with any questions. 

Please click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is CLA-3528.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment. 

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As s prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the University. 

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form 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. 

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.