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Lecturer in Electronic Media and Film Writing
Department of Electronic Media and Film
College of Fine Arts and Communication

The Department of Electronic Media and Film invites applications for a lecturer position to teach courses in our undergraduate program with an emphasis on story development and script writing. The Department seeks a dynamic individual who can provide professional expertise, teaching excellence, and inspiring mentorship to undergraduate students.

Lecturer in Electronic Media and Film. This is a full time, non tenure track position with limited benefits.

Lecturer positions require a teaching load of 12 contact hours per semester (four courses/semester). The teaching load will be primarily introductory and advanced media writing courses including EMF 120: Concept and Story, and EMF 377: Broadcast/Film Writing. Teaching introductory survey courses may also be required. Service to the department, college, and university is expected as is some scholarship.

This is a Spring 2013 appointment that will be renewed for the AY 2013-14 school year contingent on satisfactory performance. Additional annual reappointments are possible depending upon funding and other factors. Start date: January 2013.

Earned Master’s degree, or Bachelor’s degree with 5 years working professional experience, or 15 years of professional work without a degree in the field of electronic media and film or related field. Demonstrated success as a classroom teacher is preferred. Must have professional experience writing for electronic media and film.

The Department:

The Department offers a major in Electronic Media and Film with concentrations in Film, Video, and Digital Media; Radio/Audio; and Film and Media Studies. The Department enrolls approximately 500 majors served by 12 full-time and 20 part-time faculty. For a more complete description of the department , go to http://www.towson.edu/emf.

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.

The deadline for submission of all materials is November 16, 2012. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation (emailed), and an unofficial graduate transcript to:

Dr. John MacKerron, Chair
Department of Electronic Media and Film
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Application should be submitted via email to jmackerron@towson.edu. Please indicate “lecturer position” 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. This position is contingent on the availability of funds at the time of hire.





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