Description: The Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University in Philadelphia invites applications for a tenured associate or full professor to take a newly created endowed chair called the Steve Charles Chair in Media, Cities and Solutions. The position will begin fall of 2017. The research, teaching and creative activity in this position will focus on the role of media in addressing the most challenging problems in heavily populated urban areas, with a special focus on Philadelphia, and on the emerging discipline of “solutions journalism.”
Qualifications: Candidates will have an advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred) in journalism, communication or a related discipline, and a demonstrated interest in urban issues and solutions-focused journalism. An academic background with a demonstrated record of publishing in academic journals is preferred; however, industry professionals will be considered where there is a demonstrated record of effective teaching and high-quality professional experience directly relevant to the position. Credentials should be commensurate with the rank of a tenured associate or full professor. Paramount will be a demonstrated commitment to applied work that makes a difference in local communities.
About the Chair: The Steve Charles Chair is being created through a gift from a generous alumnus of the school who is interested in these issues. The endowment will fund a portion of the compensation of the position, as well as support for research, travel and creative activity. The terms of employment of the chair professor will be commensurate with experience and standing.
About the School: The Klein College of Media and Communication is one of 17 schools and colleges at Temple University, a Research I university located in the nation’s fourth-largest media market. More than 35,000 students attend Temple, and more than 3,000 attend Klein College. Departments within the School include Journalism, Advertising, Strategic Communication, and Media Studies and Production, as well as a shared bachelor’s degree program in Communication Studies. The School also offers a Ph.D. in Media and Communication, as well as four master’s degrees. For more information about the school and university, please visit http://smc.temple.edu. Temple is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative-action employer, committed to achieving a diverse community.
Application Instructions: To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than October 1, 2016. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter outlining specific interest and experience relevant to this position, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. All materials should be e-mailed to Ms. Debbie Marshall at Klein CollegeChair@temple.edu