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Frostburg State University
  • Position Number: 1163613
  • Location: Frostburg, MD
  • Position Type: Communications

Lecturer in Mass Communication

Posting Number: 201800362
Department: Communication
Tenure Track: No
Initial Term of Appointment: Fall 2018
Advertised Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Position Type: Faculty
FTE: 1

Short Description:
Frostburg State University, Department of Communication, seeks applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track contractual Lecturer in Mass Communication position to begin Fall 2018. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

With approximately 170 majors and anticipating continued growth and program expansion, the Mass Communication Program and FSU-TV3 reside in the state-of-the-art Gira Center for Communications and Information Technology. The facilities feature a five-camera high-definition television studio which includes an Unreel Virtual Reality set, LED lighting grid, and industry standard audio and video monitoring. The Gira Center also includes a 33-seat audio/video editing lab and 10 individual student editing bays. For specific questions, contact Annie Danzi at

A member institution of the University System of Maryland, Frostburg State University is a public, comprehensive, largely residential regional university offering programs in the sciences, education, business, the arts and humanities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. FSU prides itself on being a dynamic, learning-centered institution that emphasizes teaching with opportunities for professional development and research. More than 5,000 students enroll yearly. FSU is located on a scenic 260-acre campus in the Appalachian Highlands of Western Maryland, a region rich in history and outdoor recreational activities.

Description of Ongoing/New Duties:
Teach four Mass Communication courses per semester. Primary teaching assignments may include introduction to mass communication, research methods, communication theory, current issues and new technologies in mass communication, or other courses (such as introduction to video production) depending on departmental needs and candidate qualifications. Faculty members at FSU are expected to actively participate in the Universitys student-learning-assessment program. The successful candidate will demonstrate professional commitment to the communication discipline, active participation in departmental affairs, commitment to development of innovative teaching strategies, and external engagement with the community.

Minimum Qualifications:
Masters degree from a regionally accredited university in Mass Communication or closely related field. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:
Earned Ph.D. in Mass Communication or closely related field.

Open Date: 01/30/2018
Close Date: 3/1/2018

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EEO Statement:
Frostburg State University welcomes and encourages women, veterans and minorities to apply and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. FSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request. Please notify us in advance. WWW.FROSTBURG.EDU