Assistant Professor of Practice (non-tenure-track), Department of Journalism

The Department of Journalism in Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position to serve as executive director of Philadelphia Neighborhoods, the department’s flagship publication.

The executive director will be responsible for implementing the department’s vision of Philadelphia Neighborhoods, an award-winning publication that seeks to cover one of America’s most diverse, historically important, and exciting cities. This position reports to the department chair of Journalism. In addition to editing and running the daily operations of Philadelphia Neighborhoods, the executive director will serve as a non-tenure-track assistant professor of practice, a position that typically comes with a four-course-per-semester teaching load. However, the expectation is that two course releases per semester will be offered in exchange for editing, and running the day-to-day operations, respectively.

The successful candidate will have a proven track-record of editing and publishing in a diverse, urban environment, as well as a record of excellent teaching at the university level. Candidates who have experience with diverse populations are strongly preferred and should highlight these experiences in their applications.

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. In addition to journalism’s master of journalism program, graduate degrees across the college include an MA in media studies and production, an MS in communication for development and social change, an online MS in communication management, a new MS in conflict and communication, and an MS in strategic advertising and marketing, which is offered in partnership with Temple’s Fox School of Business. The college also offers a PhD in media and communication. The college enrolls nearly 3,000 undergraduate students and more than 100 graduate students. Temple University’s community at large includes over 40,000 students in the region and at several international campuses. For more information about the department, college and university, please visit http://Klein.temple.edu. 

The ACEJMC-accredited journalism department has 360 undergraduate majors and offers a recently redesigned MJ program. We are committed to journalism excellence and to staying connected to the rich multicultural tapestry that is Philadelphia, a city that is also the birthplace of American democracy. The goal of Temple’s journalism program is to prepare students for a multimedia professional future with solid training in urban journalism and with particular emphasis on underserved communities. 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:

  • a cover letter indicating interest and relevant professional and academic background, including experience working with diverse populations and/or covering urban issues;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and
  • names and contact information for at least three references.

Review of applications will begin on March 21, 2022 and the position will remain open until the right candidate is found. The position will begin July 1, 2022. Please submit applications and inquiries to journ@temple.edu.  You may also direct queries to the head of the search committee,  Dr. Erin Coyle, at erin.coyle0001@temple.edu.