Open-rank professor position in new journalism business models

The Department of Journalism within the School of Media and Communication at Temple University seeks candidates for an open-rank professor position (tenure-track or non-tenure-track, depending on qualifications) to begin in August 2015. The position will focus on journalism business models and entrepreneurship, including an understanding of audience engagement and measurement, and news organization management. The successful candidate should have significant professional experience in revenue generation, whether within start-ups, within larger businesses or both. This person will be expected to build a professional or academic research agenda in these areas. An advanced degree in a relevant field 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 holding 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 http://www.temple.edu/smc. 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:

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

or email journ@temple.edu.