Lecturer and Director of the Towson University Art Galleries

Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education

College of Fine Arts and Communication

The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a non-tenure track, 10-month faculty appointment with supplemental summer stipends in the Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education beginning August, 2015.


Master’s degree (MA or MFA), PhD or degree terminal to the field and at least three years of experience as a museum or university gallery curator or director/curator. Excellent writing skills. Experience in grant writing and knowledge of exhibition procedures including curating, design, installation and museum best practices. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish a strong rapport with varied community audiences required. Teaching experience at the university level in area of applicant’s discipline.

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 over 18,000 undergraduates and approaching 4,000 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 position is filled. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, 20 digital images of scholarly or professional work, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts will be required if an offer is extended. Send required material by May 8, 2015 to Professor J. Susan Isaacs, Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252.

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

Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp 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: COFAC-N-2859L.

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.

Job Requirements


The Lecturer and Director of the University Art Galleries will teach two courses per year in their area of expertise, a course with MFA students, and provide support for the museum studies program. The Lecturer and Director of the University Art Galleries provides leadership, direction, and oversees two gallery spaces (The University and Holtzman Galleries) in collaboration with faculty and staff. Ongoing responsibilities include: conceptualizing, scheduling, and creating a 2-5 year exhibition schedule; grant writing and development/fundraising efforts; creating partnerships across campus for programmatic initiatives; oversee staff including curator and gallery installer; maintain annual gallery budgets; oversee and direct faculty gallery committee; curate MFA exhibitions; provide best practices for art handling and storage; coordinate lecture series and related programming for the galleries; maintain gallery webpage and oversee social media for the galleries. Oversee the mission of the Community Art Center that functions, in part, as a “teaching lab” for students.


Contact Person: J. Susan Isaacs
Email Address: sisaacs@towson.edu