The Department of Strategic Communication in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University has opened a search for a full time non-tenure track assistant professor of instruction with expertise in public relations to begin January 2017. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong professional experience in public relations. Strong professional connections in the professional public relations community, especially within the Philadelphia metropolitan area, is highly valued. The successful candidate also will demonstrate the ability to be an outstanding teacher of college-level courses across the public relations curriculum at the undergraduate level. Evidence of a willingness to engage students outside the classroom (e.g., mentor student groups) also a plus. A Master’s degree is required, Ph.D. desirable, for application. The selected candidate will teach four classes each semester.

Strategic Communication has nearly 500 undergraduate majors across its four sequences: Public Relations, Rhetoric and Public Advocacy, Organization Leadership, and General. Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication (Klein College) is in Philadelphia, the nation’s fourth-largest media market. Klein College is a comprehensive school of communication whose other departments include Journalism, Media Studies and Production, and Advertising. Nearly 3,000 undergraduates are enrolled in our four departments and a shared bachelor’s degree program, 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 Temple University, please visit smc.temple.edu. Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access affirmative action employer, committed to achieving a diverse community.

To apply, send electronic copies of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a list of courses you would be qualified to teach, student evaluations of recent courses taught, and names of and contact information for at least three references tostrcntt@temple.edu.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact R. Lance Holbert, Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Department of Strategic Communication, r.lance.holbert@temple.edu.