Assistant Professor of Journalism focused on emerging journalism technologies

A tenure-track assistant professor in emerging news media technologies: The Department of Journalism within the School of Media and Communication at Temple University seeks candidates for a tenure- track assistant professor position to begin in August 2015, focused on journalism and emerging media technologies. This could include mobile technologies, social media and convergence culture. The successful candidate needs to provide evidence of teaching experience and a clear research agenda. A Ph.D. is preferred.

The goal of Temple’s journalism program is to prepare students for a multimedia professional future with solid training in urban journalism, with particular emphasis on underserved communities. We seek a colleague with a similar commitment and philosophy.

The Department of Journalism is more than 80 years old with 15 full-time faculty members who teach over 650 undergraduate and graduate students. A Master of Journalism program offers professional training to full- and part-time students. Departmental faculty members who hold the Ph.D. also have the opportunity to participate in the School of Media and Communication doctoral program in Media and Communication.

Temple University’s School of Media and Communication (SMC) is in Philadelphia, the nation’s fourth-largest media market. SMC is a comprehensive school of communication whose other departments include Advertising, Media Studies and Production and Strategic Communication. Nearly 3,000 undergraduates are enrolled in our four departments, and more than 100 graduate students are pursuing our Ph.D., M.A., M.J. and M.S. degrees. The university community at large includes nearly 35,000 students in the region and at several international campuses. Temple is a Carnegie Research University (high research activity). For more information about the department, school, and Temple University, please 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) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching interests/philosophy; (4) statement of research/professional activity philosophy; and (5) names/contact information of at least three references. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014.

Apply to:

Emerging Technologies Search Committee
Department of Journalism, Temple University
316 Annenberg Hall
2020 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6080

or email