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Assistant Professor, Public Relations
Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies
College of Fine Arts and Communication
COFAC-N-2813

Position:
The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in Public Relations in the Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies beginning August 2015.

Qualifications:
Earned Ph.D. in the field of public relations/mass communication or ABD (appointment will be at the instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2016); demonstrated success or potential as a classroom teacher, potential research productivity, two or more years of professional experience in public relations. Expertise in teaching public relations in digital media environment is highly desirable. Interdisciplinary experience or interest is a plus. Evidence or interest in securing external funding is preferred.

Responsibilities:
Teach courses in the undergraduate program in public relations and the graduate program in communication. Teach two or more undergraduate courses among: principles of public relations, public relations campaigns, public relations writing, research methods in mass communication, or other courses as needed. Graduate teaching responsibilities include one or more core courses in communication theory and research methods, and others in the candidate’s area of scholarship and expertise. Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year the workload reverts back to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8) course units. Undergraduate advising is part of teaching responsibilities. Supervise theses and research projects. Scholarly research productivity and service to the department, college and university are expected.

The Department:
The Department (http://towson.edu/mccs) 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 faculties.

Towson University:
Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:
Review of applications begins September 22, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation and an unofficial graduate transcript to:

Dr. Jung-Sook Lee, PR Search Committee
Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies
Towson University – MC 114
Towson, MD 21252-0001

All or part of the application may be submitted via email to prsearch@towson.edu.

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-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: COFAC-N-2813.

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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