Assistant Professor Position in Public Relations (Tenure Track)

The Department of Strategic Communication (STRC) in the School of Media and Communication at Temple University is extending its search for a tenure-track assistant professor in public relations, effective fall semester 2014. Review of applications will begin March 10, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong scholarly promise in public relations research, preferably related to either the role of social media in public relations or international public relations, or both. Preference will be given to applicants with a record of publishing in top-tier academic journals and presenting peer-reviewed research at national or international communication conferences. The successful candidate also will demonstrate the ability to be an outstanding teacher of college-level courses across the public relations curriculum at undergraduate and graduate levels. An earned Ph.D., or dissertation defended by August 2014, in communication or a relevant discipline, is required. Professional experience is highly desirable.

STRC has 12 full-time faculty members and nearly 500 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. Tenure-track and tenured research faculty can also serve on the faculty of the School of Media and Communication’s doctoral program in Media and Communication.

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://smc.temple.edu.

To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, student evaluations of recent courses taught, and names of and contact information for at least three references to:

Dr. Heather LaMarre, Chair
Search Committee
Department of Strategic Communication
216 Weiss Hall (265-65)
Temple University
1701 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA  19122
Phone: (215) 204-8345
Fax: (215) 204-8543

Temple University, an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and educator, is committed to having a diverse community.