The Department of Journalism in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University invites applications for an associate or full professor starting July 2020. This individual should have qualifications suitable for appointment with tenure at a Carnegie Research University--highest research activity (R1). A Ph.D. and extensive experience in the academy are required, as well as a commitment and ability to actively mentor graduate students and junior faculty.

We are looking for an established, nationally recognized scholar whose continued productivity will help contribute to the department’s intellectual leadership in the field of journalism studies. We welcome applications from scholars who complement existing departmental strengths, especially those working in the areas of: visual communication and analysis; journalism and issues of race and ethnicity, particularly in the U.S; or cultural analytics, automated textual analysis, network analysis, or other big data approaches to journalism.

The successful candidate will also be qualified to teach classes in the undergraduate journalism curriculum, our relaunched one-year Master of Journalism program, and Klein College’s interdisciplinary Media and Communication doctoral program. The ideal candidate will mentor students, serve on doctoral committees, and maintain an active scholarly agenda, as well as provide leadership and service on department and college committees.

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. In addition to Journalism’s Master of Journalism program, graduate degrees across the college include an M.A. in Media Studies and Production, an M.S. in Communication for Development and Social Change, an online M.S. in Communication Management, a new MS in Conflict and Communication, 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. For more information about the department, college, and university, please visit

The Lew Klein College of Media and Communication was the 2018 recipient of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Equity & Diversity Award, honoring the college's commitment to inclusion. One area of outreach for the college is our Latinx initiative, and candidates who have experience with diverse populations, particularly Latinx communities, should highlight these experiences in their applications.

The journalism department has 400 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 high quality preparation in urban journalism, with a 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: (1) a cover letter indicating interest and relevant scholarly background, including experience working with diverse populations and/or covering urban issues; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; (4) names and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019.

Senior Scholar Search Committee Department of Journalism, Temple University 316 Annenberg Hall
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Philadelphia, PA  19122-6080
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