Available Positions

Department of Strategic Communication

The School of Communications and Theater at Temple University invites applications for the position of assistant professor (non-tenure track) for the school’s Department of Strategic Communication.

This position is a one-year, non-tenure track appointment starting August 2012 (with the possibility of reappointment).  The appointee’s area of specialization should be rhetoric and public advocacy with special interest and experience in teaching courses such as persuasion, political communication, campaigns and social movements, analysis of public discourse, speech writing, rhetorical theory, and rhetorical criticism.

The department is one of six in a school of more than 4,000 students. STRC has 11 full-time faculty and 375 undergraduate majors studying in one of three concentrations: organizational leadership, public relations, and public communication (rhetoric and public advocacy). STRC also offers an M.S. degree in Communication Management. For more information about the department, school, and Temple University visit http://www.temple.edu/sct.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. or be an A.B.D. in communication or related field at the time of application with expectation to complete the doctoral degree before August 1. Preference will be given to applicants with a record of outstanding college-level teaching.

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

Review of applications will begin April 1, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.  To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, recent student evaluations, and names and contact information for at least three references to:

Deborah A. Cai
Professor & Chair
Department of Strategic Communication
Temple University
1701 N. 13th Street, 215 Weiss Hall (265-65)
Philadelphia, PA  19122
Phone: (215) 204-1882
Fax: (215) 204-8543
debcai@temple.edu

Department of Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media

Tenure Track position in Emergent Media

The department of Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media (BTMM) at Temple University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in Emergent Media to begin in fall 2012. We seek a scholar whose work addresses the challenges and opportunities in emergent media, particularly social media environments including mobile media and gaming; other possible areas include telepresence and virtual/augmented reality. The ideal candidate would be qualified to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in media theory and analysis including Media Communication Research (social science emphasis); Technology & Culture; Mobile Media; The Video Game Industry and Game Culture; Information Technology Policy; and Information Society. Candidates must hold a PhD, and demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and a promising record of scholarship.

The department has approximately 750 majors who study audio, video and electronic media production; management of media institutions; and social and psychological functions, processes and effects of traditional and emergent media. It offers a master’s degree and contributes to an inter-departmental doctoral program in Mass Media and Communication. BTMM is one of six departments in a large, diverse and dynamic School of Communications and Theater.

Temple University is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the fourth largest media and telecommunications market in the nation. The University community at large includes more than 35,000 students in the region and at several international campuses; the School of Communications and Theater includes 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

For more information about the department, school, and Temple University, please visit http://www.temple.edu/btmm and http://www.temple.edu/mmc.

To apply, please mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to the address below. Review of applications will begin January 23, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Matthew Lombard
Chair, EM Search Committee
Department of Broadcasting,
Telecommunications and Mass Media
Temple University
205 Annenberg Hall
2020 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Temple University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator where diversity is an essential source of vitality and strength. The University is committed to nondiscrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age and disability.

Three Non Tenure Track positions

The Department of Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media (BTMM) at Temple University, as part of one of the largest and most comprehensive schools of communication in the nation, invites applications for three 1 year non-tenure track positions, with the possibility for renewal, to begin in fall 2012.

  1. Video Production – The ideal candidate would hold an MFA or PhD. S/he would be a media-maker professionally and artistically active in video, with real world experience in multi-genre (comedy, drama, documentary) and multi-form (features, short subjects, promos and corporate video) productions. A track record in single camera and multi-camera production is a plus. S/he would have a record of creative inquiry, a strong background in writing and nonlinear editing, and an ability to teach production courses in the “Media Production” track. Courses include: Introduction to Media Production; Advanced Editing; Producing & Directing; Advanced Scriptwriting; and Introduction to Media Technology.
  2. Media Technology  – The ideal candidate would hold an MFA, MA or MS and have a record of teaching excellence, with a professional background in multiplatform media or media education. S/he should be qualified to teach courses in the “Media Production” track. Courses include: Introduction to Media Technology; Multimedia Production for Corporations and Non-Profits; Cybermedia Workshop; Introduction to Internet Studies & Web; Educational Multimedia Production; and Programming for Multiplatform Media.
  3. Media Theory and Analysis -The ideal candidate would hold a PhD (MA or MS considered), have a record of excellence in teaching and be qualified to teach courses within the “Media Analysis” track, as well as introductory core courses, including: Introduction to Media Theory; Media & Society; Media Criticism; Public Media Information Campaigns; Media Popular Culture; Mass Communication Institutions and/or Communication Research Methods.

The department has approximately 750 majors who study audio, video and electronic media production; management of media institutions; and social and psychological functions, processes and effects of media. It offers a master’s degree and contributes to an inter-departmental doctoral program in Mass Media and Communication. BTMM is one of six departments in a large, diverse and dynamic School of Communications and Theater, which is the third largest school in the university.

Temple University is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the fourth largest media and telecommunications market in the nation. The University community at large includes more than 35,000 students in the region and at several international campuses; the School of Communications and Theater includes 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

For more information about the department, school, and Temple University, please visit http://www.temple.edu/btmm.

Review of applications will begin on January 23, 2012 and continue until all positions are filled.  Applicants should clearly identify which position they are applying for in their applications and send materials (letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference) to:

Chair, NTT Search Committee
Dept. of Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media
Temple University
205 Annenberg Hall
2020 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Temple University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator where diversity is an essential source of vitality and strength. The University is committed to  nondiscrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age and disability.

 

Advertising Department

Two faculty openings beginning fall, 2012, in Temple University’s Department of Advertising within The School of Communications and Theater in Philadelphia. One opening is for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with considerable advertising industry management experience and who can teach within one or more of the four departmental tracks of study (art direction, copywriting, account management/media planning, research), with priority given to account management and/or media planning.  Candidate should hold a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree by time of employment and show promise as a productive scholar.

The second opening is for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor to teach within one or more of the four tracks.

The department (www.temple.edu/advertising) is autonomous with over 500 majors within the school (www.temple.edu/sct), which has over 4,000 majors.  Advertising majors choose to concentrate their studies in one of the four tracks and must complete 48 credits of advertising studies, making the program one of the most rigorous as well as one of largest in the northeast U.S.

With over 34,000 students on regional and international campuses, and located in Philadelphia, the 5th largest media market in the nation, Temple is considered a major research institution.

Positions begin the fall, 2012.  Deadline for application is December 15, 2011 or until positions are filled.

To apply, submit hard-copy cover letter, also noting how you learned of the openings, a resume or vitae, and contact information for three references to:

Professor James L. Marra
Department of Advertising
Room 300 Annenberg Hall
Temple University Main Campus
Philadelphia, PA 19122

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

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    Annenberg Hall
    2020 North 13th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19122