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, non-tenure-track assistant professor of instruction in public relations to join the Department of Advertising and Public Relations beginning Fall of 2020.

The department seeks an outstanding public relations professional or scholar to become a fulltime faculty member in the public relations major. The successful candidate will be able to teach public relations theory, strategic planning, and public relations skills courses; will have a technology-driven focus as well as experience in traditional public relations; and will contribute significantly to the public relations major, which embraces multidisciplinary approaches to strategic communication. Expertise in big data and analytics, crisis communication, public relations theory, or public relations law, ethics, and diversity is desirable. Significant professional experience in public relations is strongly preferred, as is an advanced degree in a related discipline.

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 through service, which may include developing curriculum, serving on committees, and advising students and 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 oldest PRSSA chapter in the region, a nationally affiliated student-run public relations firm—PRowl Public Relations—and Temple Ad Club (a division of AAF). The department’s student organizations garner numerous awards each year. The major in public relations is CEPR (Certified Educator in Public Relations) qualified, one of approximately 36 such programs in the nation.

Klein is one of the largest comprehensive colleges of media and communication in the nation. The college is home to four departments: Advertising and Public Relations, Communication and Social Influence, Journalism, and Media Studies and Production. Graduate degrees across the college include an MA in Media Studies and Production, an MA in Journalism, an online MS in Communication Management, an MS in Communication for Development and Social Change, 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). 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 and/or covering urban issues; (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 in mid-March 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submissions are welcome. Please submit materials electronically at or by mail to:      

Gregg Feistman, Search Committee Chair
c/o Department of Advertising & Public Relations
300 Annenberg Hall
Temple University
2020 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-0532