Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Department of Media Studies & Production

The Department of Media Studies and Production in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in ethnic popular media and technology. The start date for the position is July 1, 2022, with an expectation that the successful candidate will have an earned PhD in Communication or related field by that date.

We seek candidates working in media studies as it intersects with Black digital culture or Latinx/Latine media and popular culture. Suggested secondary areas include diaspora studies, postcolonial theory, infrastructure/institutional studies, ethnomusicology and critical race studies. Applicants working within qualitative, historical, or anthropological research frameworks or methods are especially encouraged to apply but all methodologies and approaches are welcome. The successful candidate will teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level, contribute to a college-wide PhD program, develop courses within areas of expertise, and participate as a citizen of the department, college and university.

The Department of Media Studies and Production (MSP, http://klein.temple.edu/msp) has about 600 undergraduate majors in three tracks: media production, media business, and media analysis. The department also offers a minor in digital media technologies, a 4+1 program and an MA in media studies and production. The MSP faculty contributes to Klein’s interdisciplinary MS in communication for development and social change and 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).

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,
  • 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 November 1, 2021. Please submit applications and inquiries to msp@temple.edu.