The Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University invites applications for the position of department chair, to begin summer 2018. This position offers the opportunity to play a key role in guiding a dynamic department of approximately 800 undergraduate students. Temple University is a diverse, highest research university, located in Philadelphia, the country’s fourth largest media market.

We seek an established scholar in public relations, advertising, or both, with qualifications suitable for appointment as full professor, whose teaching, research and experience complement departmental offerings and strengths. The successful candidate will possess the dedication, vision and leadership skills to guide the department in its mission to respond to the challenges and opportunities of educating students in advertising and public relations in the digital age, to engage in the community, to collaborate with industry professionals, and to develop innovative research. A PhD is preferred, and extensive experience in the academy is required. Applicants should have an established scholarly research trajectory and a record of teaching commensurate with the qualifications for full professor.   

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, Journalism, Media Studies and Production, and Communication and Social Influence. Graduate degrees across the college include an MA in Media Studies and Production, an MA in Journalism, an online MS in Communication Management, an MS in Globalization and Development, and an MS in Specialization in Strategic Advertising and Marketing, offered in partnership with Temple’s Fox School of Business. The college also offers a PhD in Media and Communication. The college enrolls nearly 3,000 undergraduate students and more than 100 graduate students. The university community at large includes nearly 38,000 students in the region and at several international campuses. Temple is a Carnegie Research University (highest research activity). For more information about the department, school and university, visit 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 professional and academic background, including experience working with diverse populations and/or covering urban issues; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research and teaching interests and philosophy; (4) names and contact information of at least three references. Review of applications has been extended to October 9, 2017, for best consideration and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submissions are welcome. Please submit materials at, or by mail to:

Search Committee Chair
c/o Department of Advertising & Public Relations
300 Annenberg Hall
Temple University
2020 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-4268