Tenure-Track Assistant or Tenured Associate Professor

Department of Journalism

The Department of Journalism at Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or tenured associate professor. We seek applicants whose areas of research or creative work include a focus on the Black or Latinx experience in the United States.  The start date for the position is July 1, 2022. 

We seek either a scholar with a PhD, publishing research on these issues in academic venues, or an accomplished professional whose journalistic work focuses on the Black or Latinx experience in the United States. The successful candidate hired at the assistant level will demonstrate potential for sustained record of publication, or at the associate level, will have the profile and publishing record suitable for receiving tenure at Temple, which is an R1 Carnegie Research University: highest research activity.

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. Faculty members may also contribute to Klein’s interdisciplinary MS in communication for development and social change, and researchers with a PhD may participate in the 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 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 scholarly background, including experience working with diverse populations and/or covering urban issues;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of teaching interests and philosophy;
  • 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