Towson University — Assistant Professor, Advertising

Assistant Professor, Advertising
Department of Mass Communication
College of Fine Arts and Communication
COFAC-3509

Position:
The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a tenure track, 10-month Assistant Professor in Advertising in the Department of Mass Communication, beginning August 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Advertising, Mass Communication, or related fields. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank, and all doctorate degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2023. Demonstrated success or potential to teach advertising courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants with specialties in legal and ethical issues in advertising, and/or media and audience analytics are preferred. Demonstrate the potential to develop a strong body of scholarship. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:
Research active faculty teach 6 classes over a 10-month academic year with undergraduate class size of average 20 students per class. Undergraduate teaching may include: Law and Ethics in Advertising and Public Relations, Advertising Media Audience and Analytics, Media Planning, Advertising Campaigns, or Principles of Advertising. Graduate teaching may include: Strategic Communication Law and Ethics, Social Media and Content Strategy, or Mass Communication Research Methods. Opportunities might exist to teach other courses depending on the applicant’s area of specialty and the need of the department. Expected to advise undergraduate students and supervise graduate student theses or professional projects. Scholarly research productivity and service to the department, college, and university are expected. Experience in AAF (American Advertising Federation) advising is a plus. The successful candidate must have the ability to work with a diverse student population and be sensitive to the educational needs of these students.

The Department:
The department (https://www.towson.edu/mcom) 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 approximately 700 majors served by 21 full-time faculty and over 20 part-time faculty.

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 19,000 undergraduates and more than 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 900 full-time faculty, and offers 65 bachelor’s, 42 master’s, and 4 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 starts immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae with a list of three references, teaching effectiveness statement, and an unofficial copy of graduate transcripts. In your teaching effectiveness statement, please include your teaching philosophy, evidence or potential of teaching effectiveness, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in teaching and service that will support TU and the department’s mission and identity. For candidates who advance to the next stages of the search process, three letters of recommendation (sent under separate covers) are required. Official transcripts are required prior to hire.

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is COFAC-3509.
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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.

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