Position: The Department of History at Towson University invites applications for a renewable, non-tenure track, 10-month Lecturer in U.S. history position in the Department of History beginning August 2019.


ABDs may apply, but a PhD in History is required when the position commences in August 2019. Candidates shall demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarly potential and possess a strong commitment to active participation in service to the department, college, and university. Area of specialization is open but those candidates with interests in women, gender and sexuality studies and/or public history are particularly encouraged to apply. Ability to work with and be sensitive to the education needs of a diverse student body is desired.


Faculty are assigned an instructional workload of eight (8) course units per academic year. Teach lower-level sections of both halves of the U.S. survey. When scheduling permits, lecturers may teach an upper-level course in the area of their research specialty.

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 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:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of references, and a syllabus for one half of the U.S. survey. Send all materials electronically to ushistlecturer@towson.edu.

Please direct questions about the position to the Search Committee Chair, Michael Masatsugu mmasatsugu@towson.edu

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/inclusionequity/employment/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-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: CLA-N-3244

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.