Professional Writing Faculty

Location
Baltimore, MD 21201
Salary
Competitive with prorated benefits package
Posted
Jan 11, 2019
Specialty
Academic, Writer
Level
Entry Level
Metro Area
Baltimore
Duration
Part Time

Professional Writing Faculty Klein Family School of Communications Design, Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences

University of Baltimore

Vacancy Number 300913

Faculty position with prorated benefits package

Salary: Competitive

Position is open until filled, and applications received by January 31, 2019 will receive priority consideration. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

University of Baltimore (UB) – The Klein Family School of Communications Design seeks a half-time lecturer specializing in digital platform writing and editing including public relations writing and social media writing. Position begins August 15, 2019 (contingent on final budgetary approval).
 
Candidates for this position must have professional experience in the desired areas and a terminal degree in a related area. Some experience with social media theory and research methods is helpful.  

We are searching for a new faculty colleague who can assist in continually evolving our programs in the rapidly changing environment of online writing while assisting students in developing their individual capacities for creativity, problem solving, life-long learning, and flexibility in the face of change. The successful candidate will have a passion for student learning and for developing a 21st century curriculum. We seek a writer with practical expertise and background in several of the following:
•    writing for digital media;
•    social media rhetoric and content generation;
•    public relations writing and implementation strategies;
•    data analytics and visualization;
•    social media theory, design, and functionality.

Duties include:
•    Teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses as required;
•    Participation in professional growth activities and continuous awareness, development, and integration of trends and developments in the field;
•    Serving collegially on committees at the division, college, or university levels;
•    Helping with curriculum and program development;

The UB School of Communications Design is a vibrant core to the university’s applied liberal arts program, as well as the home to several innovative majors including one in Digital Communication. This major has three concentrations: Digital Theory & Culture, Media Design & Production, and Public Relations. We also have an undergraduate English major that offers professional writing courses. Our graduate programs are an MA and MFA in Integrated Design and an MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts. The standard teaching load for half-time faculty is four courses per year.

We invite you to visit our web site for more information about the College of Arts and Sciences and the
School of Communications Design at http://www.ubalt.edu/cas/about-the-college/schools-and-divisions/school-of-communications-design/index.cfm.

The University of Baltimore is an urban campus, with a diverse population of students, including a wide range of ages, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds. Many of our students are working adults. We prepare our alumni for careers in a wide variety of professions. We have a low student-teacher ratio, with students receiving a high level of faculty interaction. UB is a member of the University System of Maryland. We are located in mid-town Baltimore bordering the Mt. Vernon cultural district, Station North Arts District, and the world-class Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. We are convenient to Baltimore public transportation and a block from Baltimore’s Penn station with easy access to commuter rail and Amtrak. It is a short train ride from the nearby Baltimore Penn Station to Washington, DC, and to BWI International Airport.

Qualifications:
Required: Candidates must have recent professional experience in the desired areas and a terminal degree in a relevant area. Candidates should have higher education teaching experience, and the potential to work collaboratively as active members of a faculty, contribute to program and curriculum development, and participate in university service and other areas of faculty responsibility.

Electronic applications are required.  We invite qualified applicants to submit a letter of interest, CV, and names and contact information for at least three references.  Before starting your electronic application, please save the required documents as PDF or Word documents, and then attach them to your application.

The University of Baltimore ("UB" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

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