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Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies

Assistant Professor, Communication


The Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Communication Studies.

Position: Tenure-track assistant professor in Communication Studies

Responsibilities:  Primary teaching is Communication Research with an emphasis on quantitative methodologies. Additional desired areas of expertise include interpersonal communication, organizational communication, and communication theory.  Candidate will be expected to contribute to the university’s honors and/or freshmen seminar courses in the new general education core. Potential to teach in the department’s master’s program and expected to supervise graduate student theses and/or directed research projects.  Scholarly research productivity and service to the department, college and university is expected.

Appointment: Ten-month appointment with the possibility of additional summer and minimester compensation for teaching. Start date: August 2011. This position is contingent on funds being available at the time of hire.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate or ABD in the field of communication studies (completion of all doctoral work required by February 1, 2012); demonstrated success as a classroom teacher and current research productivity required.  Strong level of knowledge in multiple research measures and theory as utilized in the field of communication.  Experience with innovative classroom technology and/or on-line learning is a plus as is interest in interdisciplinary collaborations.
 Evidence or interest in securing external funding is preferred.

The Department: The Department offers a major in Communication Studies and a major in Mass Communication with tracks in Journalism and New Media, Advertising, and Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communication. A master’s degree is offered in Communications Management. The department annually enrolls approximately 1,300 majors served by 30 full-time and 50 part-time faculty. For a more complete description of the department and graduate program, go to http://www.towson.edu/mccs.

Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practica, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 63 undergraduate majors, 38 master’s programs and four doctoral programs. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 780 full-time faculty who work here.

Application: The review of completed applications will February 18  and continue until the position is filled. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation (sent under separate covers), and an official graduate transcript to:

Dr. Cynthia Cooper, Chair
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 dwarrington@towson.edu. Please indicate “position number” in the subject line.

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate you are an applicant for this position, 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 purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone. 

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.





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