The Department of Advertising and Public Relations at Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position in art direction for advertising, starting July 2020.
The successful candidate will contribute expertise to the art direction track in the advertising major, which includes the following course: Introduction to Digital Design Tools, Introduction to Art Direction: Visual Communication, Art Direction I: Concept & Layout, Art Direction II: Narrative & Multimedia, Advertising Portfolio, and Typography. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong professional experience as an art director in advertising or related industries and will provide evidence of excellent teaching of college-level courses across the advertising curriculum. An advanced degree is preferred.
A non-tenure-track position carries an expectation of excellent teaching. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the department and to Klein College through service, which will include developing curriculum, serving on committees, and advising student organizations. Although this position’s main role will be teaching, our teaching faculty are supported and celebrated when they produce scholarship, creative, and/or professional work.
The Department of Advertising and Public Relations includes two undergraduate majors—in public relations and in advertising—with minors in both areas. The advertising major has more than 500 undergraduate students across five tracks: Copywriting, Art Direction, Brand Strategy and Research, Account Management, and Media Planning. The department supports the Temple Ad Club (a division of AAF), the oldest PRSSA chapter in the region, a nationally affiliated student-run public relations firm—PRowl Public Relations—and the only student chapter of the Black Public Relations Society. The department’s student organizations garner numerous awards each year. The faculty in the Advertising and Public Relations department contribute to an M.S. in Strategic Advertising and Marketing, which is offered in partnership with Temple’s Fox School of Business, and an online M.S. in Communication Management. Department faculty also contribute to the Doctoral Program in Media and Communication.
The Lew Klein College of Media and Communication is among the largest comprehensive colleges of communication in the nation. The college houses four departments: Advertising and Public Relations, Communication and Social Influence, Journalism, and Media Studies and Production. Other graduate degrees across the college include a Master of Journalism, an M.A. in Media Studies and Production, an M.S. in Globalization and Development, and a Ph.D. in Media and Communication. The college enrolls nearly 3,000 undergraduate students and more than 100 graduate students. The university community at large includes over 40,000 students in the region and at several international campuses. Temple is a Carnegie Research University (highest research activity, or R1). For more information about the department, college, and university, please visit http://klein.temple.edu.
The Lew Klein College of Media and Communication was the 2018 recipient of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Equity & Diversity Award, honoring the college's commitment to inclusion. We are committed to staying connected to the rich multicultural tapestry that is Philadelphia. We seek a colleague with a similar commitment and philosophy.
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, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, (4) a list of courses you are qualified to teach and student evaluations of recent courses taught, (5) samples of creative work, and (6) names and contact information for at least three references.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Professor Tracy Agostarola
Search Committee Chair
Department of Advertising & Public Relations
300 Annenberg Hall
2020 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
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