Position: The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a non-tenure track, 10-month Lecturer position in Public Relations in the Department of Mass Communication beginning August 2018.
Qualifications: Earned M.A. or M.S. in public relations, mass communication or related field, and demonstrated success or potential as a classroom teacher. Professional and teaching experiences in public relations and strategic communication or integrated marketing communications in social media environment are highly desirable.
Responsibilities:Teach four 3 credit courses per semester in the undergraduate track in public relations among the following: Social Media and Strategic Communication, Corporate Communication Management, Principles of PR, PR Campaigns, and PR Writing, in the order of priority. Opportunity might exist to teach other courses depending on the applicant’s area of specialty and the need of the department. Undergraduate advising is part of teaching responsibilities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected. The successful candidate must have the ability to work with a diverse student population and be sensitive to the educational needs of these students.
The Department:The department (http://www.towson.edu/cofac/departments/communication/) offers an undergraduate major in Mass Communication with tracks in journalism and new media; strategic public relations and integrated communication; and advertising. At the graduate level, the department offers a Master of Science in Communication Management. The department annually enrolls over 700 majors served by 21 full-time and 20 part-time faculties.
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. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of potential for teaching effectiveness, contact information for three references, and a copy of graduate transcripts to:
Chair, Lecturer Search-Public Relations
Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
All or part of the application may be submitted via email to email@example.com Please indicated “position number” (i.e., COFAC-N-3145L) in the subject line.
For candidates who advance to the next stages of the search process, three letters of recommendation (sent under separate covers) are required. Official transcripts are required prior to hire.
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: COFAC-N-3145L.
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.
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).