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College of Fine Arts and Communication

Mass Communication & Communication Studies

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies



The Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to teach courses in the undergraduate program in Communication Studies with 350 majors.


Teaching load is 3/3 during the first three years, based on balance of assignments thereafter. Primary teaching is in organizational communication and quantitative research methods with additional expectations to teach honors or seminar courses in the new general education core. Scholarly research productivity and service to the department, college and university is expected. Instructor will serve as assistant director of Lambda Pi Eta.


Ten-month appointment with the possibility of additional summer compensation for teaching. Start date: August 2012. This position is contingent on funds being available at the time of hire.


Earned Ph.D. or ABD in the field of speech/communication studies (completion of all doctoral work required by February 1, 2012); demonstrated potential as a classroom teacher and current research productivity required. Strong level of knowledge in multiple research measures and theory as utilized in organizational communication. Experience with innovative classroom technology and/or on-line learning is a plus as is interest in interdisciplinary collaborations. Previous participation or coaching experience is desired either in speech or debate. 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 28 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's 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 students and offers more than 100 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. 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 830 full-time faculty who work here.


Review of applications will begin November 11, 2011 and continue until position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation (emailed), 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

Application should be submitted via email:  dwarrington@towson.edu.

Please indicate COFAC-N-2523 in the subject line.

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate your interest in 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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