The Department of Advertising and Public Relations (ADV-PR) in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University seeks an assistant or associate professor with expertise in public relations. A Ph.D. or equivalent along with research and teaching experience commensurate with the requirements for a Research 1 university are required. Professional experience in public relations is preferred, and emphasis on diversity in public relations is a plus.
The successful candidate will have a strong research and teaching profile that complement departmental strengths. ADV-PR is a dynamic department of approximately 800 undergraduate students, with undergraduate majors both in Advertising and in Public Relations. The department offers a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Advertising and Marketing, in partnership with the Fox School of Business at Temple, and faculty contributes to the Master of Science degree in Communication Management. In addition, the scholar hired in this position will have the opportunity to join the faculty of our Media and Communication doctoral program, which is shared across the four departments within the college: Advertising and Public Relations, Communication and Social Influence, Journalism, and Media Studies and Production.
The Lew Klein College of Media and Communication is one of the largest comprehensive colleges of communication in the nation, enrolling nearly 3,000 undergraduate students and more than 100 graduate students. The university community includes nearly 40,000 students in the region and at several international campuses. Temple University is a diverse, Carnegie Research University (highest research activity) located in Philadelphia, the country’s fourth largest media market. For more information about the department, college, and university, please visit Klein.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 academic and professional background, including experience working with diverse populations; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) statements of research and teaching interests; (4) a sample of recent scholarly work, such as a journal article or book chapter; and (5) the names and contact information of at least three references. For best consideration please apply by January 7, 2018; however, we will review applications until the ideal candidate is found. Electronic submissions are encouraged. Please submit materials at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to
Professor Gregg Feistman
Search Committee Chair
Department of Advertising & Public Relations
300 Annenberg Hall
2020 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122