Position: The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, 10-month Lecturer position in Public Relations in the Department of Mass Communication beginning August 2021. The successful candidate must be committed to the university’s goal of inclusiveness and work effectively with persons of all races, genders, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations and religions.
Qualifications: Earned master’s degree in public relations, mass communication, or related field. Demonstrated success or potential as a classroom teacher. Professional and teaching experiences in public relations and strategic communication or integrated marketing communications are highly desirable.
Faculty will be assigned the standard instructional workload of eight course units per academic year (4 course units per semester). Teach undergraduate courses in public relations among the following: Law and Ethics in Advertising and PR, Corporate Communication Management, PR Writing, PR Campaigns, Social Media and Strategic Communication, and Principles of PR. Opportunities might exist to teach other courses, including graduate courses, depending on the applicant’s area of specialty and the need of the department. Undergraduate advising is part of teaching responsibilities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.
The department (https://www.towson.edu/cofac/departments/mass-communication/) offers an undergraduate major in Mass Communication with tracks in advertising, journalism, and strategic public relations. At the graduate level, the department offers a Master of Science in Communication Management. The department annually enrolls over 600 majors served by 21 full-time faculty and over 20 part-time faculty.
Towson University (http://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 19,000 undergraduates and more than 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts and communication, 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.
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references (name, position, email and telephone number), and a copy of graduate transcripts to:
Please indicate the “position number” (COFAC- 3429L) in the subject line. For candidates who advance to the next stages of the search process, evidence of potential for teaching effectiveness may be required. Official transcripts are required prior to hire.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form 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.
Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).