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Position: Tenure-track assistant professor in public relations and communication management.

Responsibilities:  Teach courses in the undergraduate program in Strategic Public Relations and integrated Communication and in the Master of Science program in Communication Management. Undergraduate teaching opportunities include two or more courses among: Principles of PR, PR writing, PR campaigns, and Organizational Communication. Graduate teaching opportunities include one or more core courses and others in the Candidate’s area of scholarship and expertise.  Expected to supervise students working on thesis and directed research projects. Scholarly research productivity and service to the department, college and university is expected.

Appointment: Ten-month appointment with the possibility of additional summer compensation for teaching. Start date: August 2011. This position is contingent on funds being available at the time of hire.

Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in the field of public relations/mass communication or ABD (completion of all doctoral work required by February 1, 2012) demonstrated success or potential as a classroom teacher; two or more years of professional experience in public relations; and potential research productivity. Expertise in teaching interactive public relations in the online environment is a plus. 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 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.

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 780 full-time faculty who work here.

Application: The review of completed applications will begin on October 15, 2010 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 an official graduate transcript 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. Please indicate “COFAC-N-2414” in the subject line.

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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