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Assistant Professor

Towson MD

The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month assistant professor position to teach courses in The Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies beginning August 2018.

PhD in the field of communication studies. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2019. Demonstrated success or potential as a classroom teacher, and potential research productivity. Strong level of knowledge in multiple research methods and theory as utilized in the field of communication studies. Interest in interdisciplinary collaborations and experience with innovative classroom technology and/or on-line learning is a plus. Evidence or interest in securing external funding is preferred.

Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year the workload reverts back to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8) course units per academic year. We are seeking a faculty member who has a critical/cultural orientation to the field of communication and strong background in organizational communication with an emphasis on engaging issues of difference, with priority given to candidates who focus on race and/or transnationalism. Primary teaching is in organizational communication, leadership communication, communication theory, and research methods with additional expectations to teach honors or seminar courses in the general education core. Candidate may teach courses at the Towson University Northeast (TUNE) campus on a rotating basis, as needed. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop and broaden the existing program focus in organizational communication and leadership. Scholarly research productivity and service, including advising, to the department, college and university is expected.

The Department:
The Communication Studies major focuses on theoretical and practical argument development through a close examination of the ways ideas are discussed, advocated, and circulated in public and private life. The department ( offers a major in Communication Studies and a major in Mass Communication with tracks in Advertising, Strategic Public Relations, Journalism & New Media. A master's degree in communication management is offered. The department annually enrolls approximately 1,200 majors served by 30 full-time and 40 part-time faculties.

Application Process:
The review of completed applications will begin January 31, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation (sent under separate covers), and an official graduate transcript to:

Communication Studies Search Committee
C/O Donna Warrington
Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies
Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252-0001

All or part of the application may be submitted via email to Please indicate COFAC-N-3131 in the subject line.

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


Posted December 4, 2017

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