The Department of Strategic Communication (STRC) in the School of Media and Communication at Temple University seeks a senior faculty member, preferably at the full-professor rank, to serve as department chair, beginning fall 2014. This tenured faculty member will play a key role in guiding a rapidly growing department of 12 full-time faculty members and of 510 undergraduate students in four tracks:general, organizational leadership, public relations, and rhetoric and public advocacy. STRC also offers an M.S. program in Communication Management and an online graduate certificate in Strategic Communication and Cross-Cultural Leadership. As a tenured faculty member, the department chair may also serve on the faculty of the School of Media and Communication’s Ph.D. program in Media and Communication. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding record of research, teaching, and service that contributes to strategic communication. A Ph.D. is required along with a scholarly record commensurate with the requirements for tenure and senior rank.
Preference will be given to applicants whose background, dedication, vision, and leadership skills are well suited to guiding the Department of Strategic Communication in its mission to train students, to serve the community, to collaborate with industry professionals, and to develop innovative research. The ideal candidate will be capable of teaching research methods and other courses that contribute to one or more of our primary program areas. STRC is one of four departments in the School of Media and Communication, which is among the largest and most comprehensive schools of communication in the nation. It enrolls nearly 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and has nearly 60 full-time faculty members. The school houses four departments: Advertising, Journalism, Media Studies and Production, and Strategic Communication. It also offers three programs that are shared across the school: a B.A. in Communication Studies, an M.S. in Global Communication and Development, and a Ph.D. in Media and Communication. For additional information on the department, school, and Temple University, visit http://www.temple.edu/smc.
Review of applications begins March 10, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, send a letter of application, CV, and names of and contact information for at least five references to:
Patrick D. Murphy, Search Committee Chair
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
334 Annenberg Hall
School of Media and Communication
2020 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
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