Assistant Professor – Rhetoric and Public Advocacy – Department of Strategic Communication

The Department of Strategic Communication (STRC) in the School of Media and Communication at Temple University invites applications for a non-tenure-track assistant professor in its rhetoric and public advocacy track, effective January 1, 2014. This is a one-semester replacement (to teach four courses), with the possibility of renewal.

The courses will include persuasion and the rhetoric of social movements, public speaking, argumentation, rhetorical criticism, speech writing, and rhetoric and political culture. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of college-level teaching and an interest in helping to expand the rhetoric and public advocacy track. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. or be an A.B.D. in communication at the time of application, with expectation to complete the doctoral degree by January 1.

STRC has 11 full-time faculty members and 450 undergraduate majors in one of four tracks: general sequence, organizational leadership, public relations, and rhetoric and public advocacy. STRC offers an M.S. degree in communication management.

The department is one of four in the School of Media and Communication, which is among the largest and most comprehensive schools of communication in the nation. It enrolls more than 3,100 undergraduate and graduate students and has 56 full-time faculty members. The school offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in five cross-disciplinary programs: Advertising, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media Studies and Production, and Strategic Communication. The school also offers three master’s degree programs—Master of Arts in Media Studies and Production, Master of Journalism, and a Master of Science in Communication Management—and a Ph.D. in Mass Media and Communication. For more information about the department, school, and Temple University, visit http://www.temple.edu/smc.

Temple University, an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and educator, is committed to having a diverse community.
Review of applications will begin September 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, send, via postal mail, hard copies of the following: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, student evaluations of recent courses taught and the grades distribution for those courses (required only of finalists), and names of and contact information for at least three references. Send application materials to:

Dr. Scott Gratson
Search Committee Chair
Department of Strategic Communication
216 Weiss Hall (265-65)
Temple University
1701 N. 13th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone: (215) 204-6434
Fax: (215) 204-4811