Lecturer, Advertising

Towson University


The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a non-tenure track, 10-
month Lecturer position in Advertising in the Department of Mass Communication beginning
August 2020.

Earned M.A., M.S., or M.F.A. in mass communication, advertising, graphic design or related
field, and demonstrated success or potential as a classroom teacher. Professional and teaching
experiences in copywriting, advertising creative, content creation, digital advertising, and/or
integrated marketing communications are highly desirable. Experience in AAF (American
Advertising Federation) advising is a plus.

Teach four three-credit courses per semester in the undergraduate track in Advertising among the
following: Advertising Copywriting, Principles of Advertising, Mass Media Graphics, and
Advertising Campaigns, in the order of priority. Opportunities might exist to teach other 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 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/cofac/departments/mass-communication/) offers an
undergraduate major in Mass Communication with three tracks in Advertising, Strategic Public
Relations and Integrated Communication, and Journalism and New Media. At the graduate
level, the department offers a Master of Science in Communication Management. The
department annually enrolls over 700 majors served by 21 full-time and 20 part-time faculty.

Application Process:
Review of applications begins on October 15th, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.
Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of potential for teaching effectiveness,
contact information for three references, and an unofficial copy of graduate transcripts to:
Chair, Lecturer Search—Advertising
Department of Mass Communication
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

All or part of the application may be submitted via email to adsearch19@towson.edu. Please
indicate “position number” (i.e., COFAC-N-3314L) in the subject line.

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.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may
impact employment.

Please be sure to visit https://www.towson.edu/inclusionequity/employment/data.html 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-3314L.

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.