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Lecturer, Media Studies and Film Criticism
Department of Electronic Media and Film
College of Fine Arts and Communication

The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a non-tenure track, 10-month Lecturer position in Media Studies and Film Criticism with the Electronic Media and Film Department to begin August 2014.


Master’s degree or Doctorate and demonstrated success as a classroom teacher required.

Teaching load of 12 contact hours per semester (four courses/semester). Teaching load will be primarily EMF 313: History of Film, EMF 368 Genre Theory and Criticism, and EMF 205: Women and Gender in Film and Media. Coordinate EMF 205 adjunct faculty. Teaching introductory survey courses may also be required. Service to the department, college, and university is expected as is some scholarship.

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

Towson University:
Towson University ( 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.

Applications received by April 7, 2014 will receive priority consideration. 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:

Kimberly Merriken
Administrative Assistant
Department of Electronic Media and Film
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Application should be submitted via email to 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 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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