Assistant Professor  - Tenure Track

Department of Advertising and Public Relations 

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations at Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University invites applications for the tenure-track position of assistant professor. The start date for the position is July 1, 2022, with an expectation that the successful candidate should have an earned PhD or terminal degree in a field related to advertising or public relations by that date.

We seek an emerging scholar in communication, marketing or related areas who conducts research and can teach courses related to social media, data analytics, privacy, government policy, AD/PR tech, artificial intelligence, health or other emerging areas as the disciplines of advertising and public relations wrestle with their futures. This successful candidate will have qualifications that demonstrate a clear path to tenure at a research one (R1) university.

The successful candidate will have a strong research and teaching profile that complement departmental offerings and strengths. ADV-PR is a dynamic department of approximately 750 undergraduate students, with undergraduate majors in advertising and in public relations. 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, as well as opportunities to teach in the graduate programs within Klein College.  

Klein College of Media and Communication is among the largest comprehensive colleges of communication in the nation. 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

Temple is classified as an R1 Carnegie Research University: highest research activity. Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access affirmative action employer, committed to achieving a diverse community. COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see

Klein College of Media and Communication was the 2018 recipient of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s 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.

Applicants should submit the following:

  • a cover letter indicating interest and relevant professional and academic background, including experience working with diverse populations;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of research;
  • a statement of teaching experience and interests;
  • a sample of recent scholarly work, such as a journal article or book chapter; and
  • the names and contact information of at least three references.  

Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit materials at