The Communication Arts Program at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, invites applications for the full-time, tenure-track position of assistant professor of communications to begin in Fall 2019.
Hood College’s Communication Arts program includes a major, as well as minors in Journalism,
Public Relations. The program also hosts an interdisciplinary major in Integrated Marketing Communications administered in partnership with the Delaplaine School of Business. In support of Communication Arts, the college has recently constructed a state-of-the art broadcast studio and will complete construction on an adjacent editing laboratory later this summer. This new space serves as the home for Hood College Broadcasting Network, and is one part of Hood’s exciting new strategic plan targeting academic excellence, strategic partnerships, and opportunities to strengthen the Hood community.
Candidates for the tenure-track Communication Arts position should have a PhD in Mass Communications or a related field, significant teaching experience at the college level, and extensive professional experience in journalism and/or public relations and/or integrated marketing. The candidate will teach courses that align with his/her expertise, and departmental duties will include developing new courses and course content, advising students, supervising academic internships, engaging in academic assessment, and other duties as assigned. Continuing research and ongoing scholarship in the field is also expected, ideally involving undergraduate students.
Hood College is looking for an outstanding teacher and visionary with innovative ideas who can build upon a tradition of excellence in the Communication Arts and Integrative Marketing programs. The successful candidate will be comfortable adapting to the rapidly evolving mass media environment.
Hood College is a coeducational, independent, liberal arts college, which offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and post-baccalaureate certificates, and is known for providing a quality education that challenges students to improve their critical thinking, communication and collaborative skills and prepares them not just for their first jobs, but for their careers. For high achieving students, Hood offers a four-year honors program with a living/learning opportunity emphasizing interdisciplinary education through discussion-based seminars, collaborative projects and experiential learning opportunities. Hood’s core values and traditions, its commitment to continuous improvement, comparative excellence, and exceeding student expectations have made it a treasured institution to 2,400 current students and more than 23,00 graduates living in the United States and around the world. Located in hip and historic Frederick, Maryland (the third-largest city in the state), Hood’s proximity to Washington, D.C., Baltimore and the I-270 biotechnology corridor, students have access to countless internships and research opportunities.
Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter indicating teaching interests and relevant professional and academic experience; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research interests; (4) a sample of recent scholarly work; and (5) the names and contact information of at least three references.
The Hood College Communication Arts Program teaches mass communication across multiple platforms, including print, video, broadcast, and digital communications. The course load is 21 credits per academic year.
Qualified candidates are invited to click here to apply online. Be sure to include (1) a cover letter indicating teaching interests and relevant professional and academic experience; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research interests; (4) a sample of recent scholarly work; and (5) the names and contact information of at least three references.
For full consideration, application materials must be received by Friday, October 5, 2018.
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About Hood College
Hood's picturesque 50-acre campus is ideally situated in the middle of charming, historic Frederick. The Frederick-Washington-Baltimore triangle not only features a vast and diverse array of world-famous social and cultural destinations, but also abounds with internships at government agencies, laboratories, media firms, schools and IT companies, among others. Hood College prepares students to excel in meeting the personal, professional and global challenges of the future. Hood is committed to the integration of the liberal arts, the professions and technology, to the exploration of values, a sense of community and to the preparation of students for lives of responsibility, leadership and service.