Department Chair, Advertising

The Department of Advertising within the School of Media and Communication at Temple University in Philadelphia is seeking a senior faculty member at the rank of associate or full professor to serve as department chair starting fall semester, 2014.

This position is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned advertising scholar or executive to join an expanding school (www.temple.edu/smc) and department (www.temple.edu/advertising).  The chair will lead and build the advertising department, which is responding vigorously to the challenges and opportunities of advertising in the digital age (www.temple.edu/advertising). The department has 9 fulltime faculty members.

The candidate will serve as department chair, should be a productive scholar or professional, and ideally would be able to teach in one or more of the department’s four tracks of study (art direction, copywriting, account management/media planning, and research). The ideal candidate will hold an advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred) and have an academic or professional background to merit rank of associate or full professor, including some experience in administration and management.

With more than 525 undergraduate advertising majors, the advertising department at Temple is one of the largest advertising departments in the northeast United States. The undergraduate requirements make it one of the most rigorous advertising programs in the region.

Temple University is located in Philadelphia, which is the 5th largest media market in the nation. It has more than 35,000 students on regional and international campus, and it is considered a major research institution.

The Search Committee plans to begin reviewing applications on November 4, 2013, and will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled. To apply for the position, please submit a hard-copy cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to:

Professor James L. Marra
Department of Advertising
Temple University
Room 300, Annenberg Hall
2020 N.13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Temple University is an equal opportunity, Affirmative Action employer committed to achieving a diverse community.