The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a non-tenure track, one-year, Lecturer position in the Department of History, beginning August 2017. The Lecturer will teach sections of the lower-division survey of United States history as well as upper division offerings in African American history and/or the introductory course in African and African American Studies, depending on departmental needs. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach both halves of the U.S. survey.

PhD in history is preferred, but ABDs will be given full consideration. Candidates must possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and must be sensitive to the needs of and possess an interest in working with an ethnically and racially diverse student body.

Teach four 3 credit courses per semester.

Towson University was founded in 1866. It is recognized by U.S. News and World Report 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 18,000 undergraduates and approaching 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, and 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 will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, and two sample syllabi for courses you would be prepared to teach (Intro. to U.S. History, to/from the mid-19th Century; African American History, to/from the mid-19th Century; Intro. to African American Studies). Other materials should not be submitted. Please send the application materials electronically to, with “Lecturer Search” entered into the subject line.

Please direct questions about the position to Professor Andrew Diemer, Department of History (