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[Commlist] Assoc. or Full Professor of Journalism, Temple University

Sat Aug 17 12:42:13 GMT 2019

*Klein College of Media and Communication
Temple University
*Associate or Full Professor (tenured)
Department of Journalism

The Department of Journalism in the Klein College of Media and Communication at TempleUniversity invites applications for an associate or full professor starting July 2020. Thisindividual should have qualifications suitable for appointment with tenure at a CarnegieResearch University--highest research activity (R1). A Ph.D. and extensive experience in theacademy are required, as well as a commitment and ability to actively mentor graduate studentsand junior faculty.

We are looking for an established, nationally recognized scholar whose continued productivitywill help contribute to the department’s intellectual leadership in the field of journalism studies.We welcome applications from scholars who complement existing departmental strengths,especially those working in the areas of: visual communication and analysis; journalism andissues of race and ethnicity, particularly in the U.S; or cultural analytics, automated textualanalysis, network analysis, or other big data approaches to journalism.

The successful candidate will also be qualified to teach classes in the undergraduate journalismcurriculum, our relaunched one-year Master of Journalism program, and Klein College’sinterdisciplinary Media and Communication doctoral program. The ideal candidate will mentorstudents, serve on doctoral committees, and maintain an active scholarly agenda, as well asprovide leadership and service on department and college committees.

The Lew Klein College of Media and Communication is among the largest comprehensivecolleges of communication in the nation. The college houses four departments: Advertising andPublic Relations, Communication and Social Influence, Journalism, and Media Studies andProduction. In addition to Journalism’s Master of Journalism program, graduate degrees acrossthe college include an M.A. in Media Studies and Production, an M.S. in Communication forDevelopment and Social Change, an online M.S. in Communication Management, a new MS inConflict and Communication, and an M.S. in Strategic Advertising and Marketing, which isoffered in partnership with Temple’s Fox School of Business. The college also offers a Ph.D. inMedia and Communication. The college enrolls nearly 3,000 undergraduate students and morethan 100 graduate students. The university community at large includes over 40,000 students inthe region and at several international campuses. For more information about the department,
college, and university, please visit

The Lew Klein College of Media and Communication was the 2018 recipient of the Associationfor Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Equity & Diversity Award, honoring thecollege's commitment to inclusion. One area of outreach for the college is our Latinx initiative,and candidates who have experience with diverse populations, particularly Latinx communities,should highlight these experiences in their applications.

The journalism department has 400 undergraduate majors and offers a recently redesigned MJ program. We are committed to journalism excellence and to staying connected to the richmulticultural tapestry that is Philadelphia, a city that is also the birthplace of Americandemocracy. The goal of Temple’s journalism program is to prepare students for a multimediaprofessional future with high quality preparation in urban journalism, with a particular emphasison underserved communities. We seek a colleague with a similar commitment and philosophy.Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access affirmative action employer, committedto achieving a diverse community.  Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letterindicating interest and relevant scholarly background, including experience working with diversepopulations and/or covering urban issues; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teachinginterests and philosophy; (4) names and contact information for at least three references.

Reviewof applications will begin on October 1, 2019.

Senior Scholar Search Committee
Department of Journalism, Temple University
316 Annenberg Hall
2020 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19122-6080
or email materials to (journ /at/ <mailto:(journ /at/>

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