Public Relations Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The Department of Strategic Communication (STRC) in the School of Media and Communication at Temple University is searching for a tenure-track assistant professor in public relations, effective fall semester 2015. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong scholarly promise in public relations research. 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 2015, in communication or a relevant discipline, is required. Professional experience is highly desirable.

The following materials should be included in an application packet: (1) curriculum vitae, (2) personal statement detailing research and teaching interests (please limit to two single-spaced pages), and the names and contact information for three references. Any questions concerning these materials can be directed to Dr. R. Lance Holbert, Professor and Department Chair, at 215-204-3152 or

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.

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 Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access affirmative action employer, committed to achieving a diverse community.

Application packets for this position can be directed to:

R. Lance Holbert, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair
Department of Strategic Communication
216 Weiss Hall (265-65)
Temple University
1701 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122