COFAC-N-2811 - Assistant Professor in Film and Media Studies

Towson, Baltimore County / Baltimore, Baltimore City County
Jul 30, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Qualifications: Ph.D. or ABD (appointment will be at the instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2016) required. Demonstrated success as a classroom teacher. Responsibilities: Teach courses in our undergraduate program with an emphasis on film and media history, theory and criticism. The first year teaching load is nine (9) contact hours per semester (three courses/semester). The teaching load will include advanced courses such as EMF 313: history of film, EMF 368 genre theory and criticism, EMF 475 film and media analysis, and EMF 463 topics in international cinema. Teaching introductory courses may also be required. Undergraduate advising is part of teaching responsibilities. A high-quality program of scholarship/creative activity is required. Service to the department, college and university. A willingness to contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives. Opportunity to develop new courses in film and/or television and/or new media studies a possibility. Provide excellence in teaching, excellent communication skills, inspiring mentorship to undergraduate students, and strong contributions to a collaborative working environment. The Department: The Department ( offers a major in electronic media and film with concentrations in film, video and digital media; radio/audio; and film and media studies. The department enrolls approximately 500 majors served by 12 full-time and 20 part-time faculties. Towson University: Towson University ( 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 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, 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. Application Process: Review of applications begins November 1, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of scholarship and teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation and an unofficial graduate transcript to: Kimberly Merriken, Administrative Assistant, Department of Electronic Media and Film, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252-0001. Application should be submitted via email to Be sure to indicate the position number in subject line of your email. Please be sure to visit 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-2811. 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.