The Department of Media & Communication Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a Lecturer position beginning August 2024.
We are specifically interested in candidates with a background in Media and Communication Studies (history, media literacy, and theory), with interest and experience in any of the following: media production, digital storytelling, podcasting, video, branding, public relations, and advertising.
Candidates require a terminal degree in a relevant field.
The successful candidate will teach a combination of courses in the Media and Communication Studies core (media literacy, media and communication history, media theory), and electives with integrated production or industry elements. The annual teaching load is eight courses (twenty-four credit hours). Candidates will also be expected to advise undergraduate students, and to contribute to the Department’s service and shared governance commitments.
Candidates need to demonstrate a commitment to high quality undergraduate teaching. Candidates must also describe the ways in which their creative works, research interests, teaching, and/or life experience contribute to “inclusive excellence,” such as their ability to work with underserved and diverse populations and their capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the competence, aspirations and needs of students from diverse backgrounds.
The Media and Communication Studies Department encourages students to refine their media literacy and practice through the study of communication technology, critical and cultural communication, globalization, research methods, media production, and media history and theory. UMBC’s Department of Media and Communication Studies was founded in the belief that everyday life requires critical engagement across a range of media, platforms, and cultural contexts. Responsive to an increasingly digital, interactive, algorithmic, and globalized communication landscape, our curriculum offers an innovative and interdisciplinary education. To learn more about the Media & Communication Studies Department, please visit https://mcs.umbc.edu/.
UMBC is a Carnegie Research 1, community-engaged, minority-serving institution focused on inclusive excellence. UMBC is a dynamic and growing public research university located in the Baltimore-Washington Corridor. The university has a student population of 13,640 graduate and undergraduate students. US News and World Report regularly ranks UMBC in the top 10 of most innovative universities, and the Chronicle of Higher Education recognizes UMBC as one of its “Great Colleges to Work For” in categories including cooperative governance, compensation, teaching environment, and work-life balance. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. Our faculty and campus community have a strong commitment to equity and social justice, as do our students.
Applicants should submit their applications by October 16, 2023 for best consideration. Please provide a cover letter; a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement of commitment to diversity and inclusiveness; CV; and two sample course syllabi by October 16, 2023.
Please address questions to Dr. Donald Snyder, Search Chair, Department of Media & Communication Studies, email@example.com with the subject line “MCS Search”.
Screening of Applications Begins:
Review of application materials will begin October 16, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
UMBC, an honors university serving more than 14,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, is one of two public universities in Maryland to achieve the “doctoral/research university-extensive” Carnegie classification. Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership.
Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We will advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds. The successful candidate will join a department with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, and will be expected to contribute actively to these efforts (https://diversity.umbc.edu/).
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.