Non-Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice

Department of Journalism

The Department of Journalism at Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University invites applications for a non-tenure-track assistant or associate professor of practice with areas of expertise that include the explication or coverage of any aspect of the Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) experience domestically or globally.  The start date for the position is July 1, 2022.

We seek candidates capable of contributing to the department’s teaching needs at various levels.  Our course offerings include reporting classes across the curriculum in various media—broadcast, writing and audio, as well as our multimedia reporting capstone, PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com, sports, journalism law and ethics, journalism studies and other areas. Professors of practice are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching through classroom instruction and related pedagogical activities, as well as continued engagement and recognition in their professional fields.

Klein College of Media and Communication was the 2018 recipient of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Equity and Diversity Award, honoring the college's commitment to inclusion. Candidates who have experience with diverse populations, particularly Black and Latinx communities, are preferred and should highlight these experiences in their applications.

The Department of Journalism has about 340 undergraduate majors and offers an undergraduate major and minor; it is home to a master of journalism program as well.  Some of the faculty members contribute to the department’s MJ program, Klein’s interdisciplinary MS in communication for development and social change and a PhD program in media and communication.

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 http://Klein.temple.edu.

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 www.temple.edu/coronavirus).

Applicants should submit the following:

  • a cover letter indicating interest and relevant professional and academic background,
  • 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 December 6, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications and inquiries to journ@temple.edu.  You may also direct queries to the head of the search committee, Dr. Brian Creech, at brian.creech@temple.edu