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Assistant Professor, Public Relations
Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies
College of Fine Arts & Communication

Tenure-track assistant professor in public relations and master’s program in communication.

Teach courses in the undergraduate program in public relations and the graduate program in communication. Teach two or more undergraduate courses among: Principles of PR, PR writing, PR campaigns, and Organizational Communication. Primary teaching responsibility in the graduate program is Qualitative Research Methods. Other undergraduate and graduate teaching opportunities are available in the candidate’s area of scholarship and expertise. Undergraduate advising is part of teaching responsibilities. Also expected to supervise student theses and research projects. Scholarly research productivity and service to the department, college and university are expected.

Ten-month appointment with the possibility of additional summer compensation for teaching. Start date: August 2013. This position is contingent on funds being available at the time of hire.

Earned Ph.D. in the field of public relations /mass communication or ABD (completion of all doctoral work required by February 1, 2014), demonstrated success or potential as a classroom teacher, potential research productivity, two or more years of professional experience in public relations in the U.S. Expertise in teaching public relations in the new media environment is highly desirable. Interdisciplinary experience or interest is a plus. 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 in communication is offered. 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.

Towson University:

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.

Application Process:
The review of completed applications will begin on October 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, evidence of potential for teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation (sent under separate covers), and official graduate transcripts to:

Dr. Cynthia Cooper
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.

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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