[eDebate] Towson Co-Director Position Announcement

Beth Skinner beth.skinner
Wed Apr 2 14:13:41 CDT 2008

Here it is pasted and attached.  Please note that the job can be filled at
either the tenure track professor (PhD) or lecturer (MA/ABD) levels so both
sets of folks are encouraged to apply.  Let me know if you have any
questions.  Beth

*Co-Director of Speech and Debate*
*Assistant Professor*
*Mass Communication and Communication Studies
College of Fine Arts and Communication*


Assistant Professor, Tenure Track in Communication Studies.


Teach undergraduate courses in advanced public speaking, business and
professional communication and other elective areas based on expertise.
Serve as the co-director of a PKD nationally competitive policy debate and
regionally competitive speech program with substantial involvement in urban
debate initiatives.  These responsibilities include budgeting, traveling,
and active coaching.  Scholarly growth and university service are
expected.    Maintain a robust and visible record of scholarship.  Student
advising is required.  Graduate and summer teaching are available.


To be considered for a tenure-track position candidate must have an earned
PhD (completion of all doctoral work required by February 1, 2009).  ABD and
MA will be considered at the lecturer level. Demonstrated success as a
classroom teacher, forensics coach, and potential for research productivity
is required.  Experience with civic engagement is desired.  Salary is
commensurate with experience.

*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 1,000 majors served by 23 full-time and 45 part-time faculty.
The MCCS department is committed to continuing both speech and debate

*Towson** University*

Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by *U.S. News & World
Report's *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 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students
in 62 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 700 full-time faculty who work

*Application Process*

The review of completed application will begin immediately and continue
until the position is filled.  Submit a letter of application, curriculum
vita, teaching evaluations, evidence of administrative forensics experience,
three letters of recommendation, and an official graduate transcript to:

Dr. Charles Flippen, Chair
Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD  21252-0001
E-mail: cflippen at towson.edu

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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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