The Department of Journalism in Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication invites applications for the position of department chair, to begin summer 2017. The department is one of the most dynamic in the nation, taking full advantage of its position in a diverse, highest-research university and its location in Philadelphia, the country’s fourth-largest media market. We are focused on preparing students for a multimedia professional future with solid training in urban journalism, and with particular emphasis on underserved communities. We seek a chair who will lead the department in this commitment and philosophy.
The department is more than 80 years old, with 19 full-time faculty members and dozens of working professionals who teach approximately 650 students pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The department offers an M.J. degree, and faculty members in the Department of Journalism contribute to an inter-departmental M.S. program in Globalization and Development Communication and the Ph.D. program in the Klein College of Media and Communication.
We seek an established journalism scholar with qualifications suitable for appointment as full professor, whose teaching, research and experience complement departmental offerings and strengths. The successful candidate will possess the dedication, vision and leadership skills to guide the department in its mission to prepare students to become responsible journalists and communicators as they create, critique and analyze media content designed for audiences in a global society. A Ph.D. is preferred, and extensive experience in the academy is required. Applicants should have an established scholarly research trajectory and a record of teaching commensurate with the qualifications for full professor.
Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication is a comprehensive school of communication whose other departments include Advertising, Media Studies and Production, and Strategic Communication. Nearly 3,000 undergraduates are enrolled in our four departments, and more than 100 graduate students are pursuing our Ph.D., M.A., M.J., and M.S. degrees. The university community at large includes nearly 38,000 students in the region and at several international campuses. Temple is a Carnegie Research University (highest research activity). For more information about the department, school and university, please visit https://smc.temple.edu. Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access affirmative action employer, committed to achieving a diverse community.
Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter indicating interest and relevant professional and academic background, including experience working with diverse populations and/or covering urban issues; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; (4) names/contact information of at least three references. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2016.
Journalism Chair Search Committee
Office of the Dean
Klein College of Media and Communication
334 Annenberg Hall
2020 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6080
or email your materials to: JRNChair@temple.edu