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Chairperson - Instructional Leadership and Professional Development

Towson University, Instructional Leadership and Professional Development Department

Job Title: Chairperson - Instructional Leadership and Professional Development
Job Location: Towson , MD
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Education: at Schools/Colleges of Education
Social & behavioral sciences
Business: other
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-07-23
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Towson University

Professor and Chairperson for the Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development beginning August 2019.


Lead the 13 department faculty members and further develop the program as a major partner for advancing the quality of school leaders in the region. 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 or STEM.

Job Requirements

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. Demonstrated success as an educational leader at the college or university level is required and must encompass an exemplary record of teaching, service and scholarship. The ideal candidate should have leadership experience at school or district levels. Candidate must be committed to the university’s goal of inclusiveness and be committed to working with diverse populations.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. To apply, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, sample of scholarly writing and three reference letters.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment. 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-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

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To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Dr. Molly Mee as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Dr. Molly Mee
College of Education
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson , MD 21252-0001

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