Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor in Public Relations

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in public relations, to begin July 1, 2024. Candidates with a Ph.D. or other related terminal degree are preferred, but we may consider candidates who are ABD at the time of application.

We seek a colleague with an active research agenda that could employ a range of research methods to address issues relevant to public relations. Successful candidates will have a proven track record of publishing in peer-reviewed outlets that fit their research focus. Additionally, evidence of or potential for securing external funding is preferred. We seek a colleague who can teach across our curriculum with a particular strength in at least one of the following areas: public relations research methods, public relations theory, global communication, communicating organizational change, leading groups and team building, law and ethics in public relations, and/or digital analytics.

Overall, successful candidates will have a track record or potential for impactful scholarship, dynamic and inclusive teaching, and openness to collaborate on scholarly and applied initiatives. We seek colleagues who can contribute to teaching, mentoring, and programmatic development at the undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. levels.

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations has more than 400 undergraduate students across two undergraduate majors and four minors. Faculty members may contribute to Klein’s graduate programs including a Communication Management master’s program and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Media and Communication as well as several graduate and undergraduate certificates.

The Lew Klein College of Media and Communication is among the largest comprehensive colleges of communication in the nation. The college enrolls nearly 2,000 undergraduate students and more than 100 graduate students. Temple University is a diverse, Carnegie Research One University (highest research activity) located in Philadelphia, the country’s fourth largest media market. The university at large includes more than 30,000 students in the region and at Temple’s two international campuses. For more information about the department, college, and university, please visit klein.temple.edu.

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 describing the candidate’s research, fit with the department’s mission, and commitment to diversity and inclusion; (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 January 16, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications and inquiries to ,and include your last name in the subject line.