The Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University invites applications for the position of a full-time assistant professor of instruction (non-tenure-track) in advertising to join the Department of Advertising and Public Relations beginning Summer 2019.

The department seeks an outstanding advertising professional or academic scholar to become a fulltime faculty member in the advertising major. The successful candidate will be a strong writer capable of teaching persuasive and professional writing, who has expertise in areas such as advertising research and strategic thinking, advertising psychology, and moral and ethical issues facing the advertising industry. The successful candidate will be able to teach a combination of the following courses: Persuasive Writing, Advanced Writing for Academic and Professional Communication, Brand Strategy and Research, Media and Society, Advertising and Society, Psychology of Advertising, Legal and Moral Issues in Advertising, and Representation in the Media. Significant professional experience in advertising is strongly preferred.  A master’s degree in a related discipline is required; Ph.D. is preferred. 

This non-tenure-track position carries an expectation of excellent teaching. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute significantly to the department and to Klein College through service, which will include developing curriculum, serving on committees, and advising student organizations.

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations includes two undergraduate majors—one in public relations and one in advertising—and minors in both areas. 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 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. Graduate degrees across the college include an M.A. in Media Studies and Production, an M.A. in Journalism, an online M.S. in Communication Management, an M.S. in Globalization and Development, and an M.S. in Strategic Advertising and Marketing, which is offered in partnership with Temple’s Fox School of Business. The college also offers 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). For more information about the department, college, and university, please visit 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; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and (4) names and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin March 25, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submissions are welcome. Please submit materials electronically at or by mail to    

Dr. Devon Powers
Committee Chair, Advertising Search 
c/o Department of Advertising & Public Relations
300 Annenberg Hall
Temple University
2020 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-4268