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College of Fine Arts and Communication
Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies
Lecturer in Communication Studies

The Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies invites applications for a lecturer position to teach courses in the undergraduate program in Communication Studies and to Coach a competitive speech program.

Position: Lecturer in Communication Studies and Speech Team Coach

Responsibilities: Lecturer positions require a teaching load of 12 contact hours per semester. This position offers teaching reductions for coaching and administration of the speech team. Primary teaching is in argument and advanced public speaking. Position requires administration and coaching of a competitive speech program including recruitment. Service to the department, college and university is expected. Interdisciplinary experience or interest and/or evidence or interest in securing external funding is preferred.

Appointment: 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.

Qualifications: Earned Master’s degree in the field of speech communication, demonstrated potential as a classroom teacher and experience with coaching individual events. Applicant will have a strong and current level of knowledge of AFA/NFA guidelines, an ability to administer and reconcile travel budgets and work with student government. Individual coaching, tournament judging, a clean driving record, and travel expected.

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.

The Team: The speech and debate program is a nationally award winning program celebrating its 50th anniversary. The program houses both a policy debate and an individual events team. The program is open to all students with scholarship support available. The program is affiliated with Pi Kappa Delta and focuses on the art and ethics of persuasion in all of its various forms.

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 830 full-time faculty who work here.

Application: The deadline for submission of all materials is December 9, 2011. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness, coaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation (emailed), and an unofficial 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 "Lecturer Position" 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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