Assistant Professor, Writing and Reporting Specialist

Baltimore, Maryland
May 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

About Notre Dame of Maryland University:

Notre Dame of Maryland University is located on Baltimore's historic college corridor and just fifteen minutes from the downtown Inner Harbor area.  The first Catholic college for women to grant a four-year baccalaureate degree, Notre Dame of Maryland University educates approximately 500 women in the traditional undergraduate program; and 2,500 students in the College of Adult Undergraduate Studies, the College of Graduate Studies and the School of Pharmacy. Graduates excel as leaders in careers, communities and families - and transform the world.

Staff and faculty enjoy a collaborative, fast-paced, and challenging work environment. In recognition of your hard work, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision, as well as retirement and tuition remission for you and your eligible dependents.


Job Description:

The Communication Arts Department is seeking to appoint an assistant professor to a tenure-track position in writing and reporting beginning August 15, 2017. 

This faculty member will join a multi-faceted department whose curriculum covers human communication, mass communication and digital media studies.   The faculty member will have primary responsibility for teaching courses such as Media Writing, News Reporting and Writing for the Web.   The ability to teach from a convergent media perspective will be important.   Candidates who are also able to teach advertising and public relations principles are also invited to apply.  The new faculty member will teach in the Master of Arts program in Contemporary Communication and will be invited to teach advanced courses in media writing and public relations practice.

The Department seeks to welcome a colleague who values working in a liberal arts and sciences environment and has a particular interest in research that could involve undergraduates and/or the scholarship of teaching and learning. The appointee will be involved in advising the student media on campus.   Faculty are expected to be deeply engaged in the life of the University, including advising students and participating in major University events, and also to be open to teaching evenings and to online teaching assignments.  The University has committed to a capital project that includes a new digital media facility for teaching/learning in the Department.



This position requires a Ph.D. in journalism or closely related field, a commitment to excellent teaching, and a previous undergraduate teaching experience at the college level.  Candidates should also present evidence of professional work as a practitioner.


Additional Information:

Non-Discrimination Policy:

Notre Dame of Maryland University does not discriminate in its educational and employment policies on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, or protected veteran's status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy: Vice President for Student Life, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210, 410-532-5308. For all other employment inquiries, please contact Human Resources at 410-532-5898 or

Notre Dame of Maryland University is an EEO/AA employer.


Application Instructions:

All applicants MUST include:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover letter - can be addressed to Pamela O'Brien, Associate Professor & Chair, Communication Arts Department
  3. Brief statement of teaching philosophy and research interest
  4. Sample course syllabus
  5. Name and contact information for three references

Only complete applications submitted through the website will be considered. Applications will be reviewed on receipt, but should be submitted by June 15, 2017, for earliest consideration.    Invitations to finalist candidates for campus visits will be issued no later than late June.




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