The Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University invites applications for the position of a full-time, non-tenure-track assistant professor of instruction in public relations to join the Department of Advertising and Public Relations beginning Summer 2018.
The department seeks an outstanding public relations professional or professor to become a fulltime faculty member in the public relations major. The successful candidate will be able to teach strategic planning and skills-based courses, will have a technology-driven focus as well as experience in traditional public relations, and will contribute significantly to the public relations major, which embraces multidisciplinary approaches to strategic communication. Significant professional experience in public relations is strongly preferred. Expertise in big data and analytics, crisis communication, public relations theory, or public relations law, ethics, and diversity is desirable. A master’s degree in a related discipline is required; Ph.D. is preferred.
This non-tenure-track position carries an expectation of excellent teaching. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute significantly to the department and to Klein College through service, which will include developing curriculum, serving on committees, and advising student organizations.
The Department of Advertising and Public Relations includes two undergraduate majors—one in public relations and one in advertising—and minors in both areas. The department supports the oldest PRSSA chapter in the region, a nationally affiliated student-run public relations firm—PRowl Public Relations—and Ad Club (a division of AAF). The department’s student organizations garner numerous awards each year. The major in public relations is CEPR (Certified Educator in Public Relations) qualified, one of approximately 30 such programs in the nation.
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, Communication and Social Influence, Journalism, and Media Studies and Production. Graduate degrees across the college include an M.A. in Media Studies and Production, an M.A. in Journalism, an online M.S. in Communication Management, an M.S. in Globalization and Development, and an M.S. Specialization in Strategic Advertising and Marketing, which is offered in partnership with Temple’s Fox School of Business. The college also offers a Ph.D. in Media and Communication. The college enrolls nearly 3,000 undergraduate students and more than 100 graduate students. The university community at large includes over 40,000 students in the region and at several international campuses. Temple is a Carnegie Research University (highest research activity). For more information about the department, 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.
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) statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and (4) names and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin in mid-November 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submissions are welcome. Please submit materials electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to
Gregg Feistman, Search Committee Chair
c/o Department of Advertising & Public Relations
300 Annenberg Hall
2020 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122