Temple University

School of Media and Communication
Search for Endowed Chair Position
Steve Charles Chair in Media, Cities and Solutions

Description: The School of Media and Communication at Temple University in Philadelphia invites applications for a tenured associate or full professor to take a newly created endowed chair called the Steve Charles Chair in Media, Cities and Solutions. The position will begin fall of 2017. The research, teaching and creative activity in this position will focus on the role of media in addressing the most challenging problems in heavily populated urban areas, with a special focus on Philadelphia, and on the emerging discipline of “solutions journalism.”

Qualifications: Candidates will have an advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred) in journalism, communication or a related discipline, and a demonstrated interest in urban issues and solutions-focused journalism. An academic background with a demonstrated record of publishing in academic journals is preferred; however, industry professionals will be considered where there is a demonstrated record of effective teaching and high-quality professional experience directly relevant to the position. Credentials should be commensurate with the rank of a tenured associate or full professor. Paramount will be a demonstrated commitment to applied work that makes a difference in local communities.

About the Chair:  The Steve Charles Chair is being created through a gift from a generous alumnus of the school who is interested in these issues. The endowment will fund a portion of the compensation of the position, as well as support for research, travel and creative activity. The terms of employment of the chair professor will be commensurate with experience and standing.

About the School: The School of Media and Communication is one of 17 schools and colleges at Temple University, a Research I university located in the nation’s fourth-largest media market. More than 35,000 students attend Temple, and more than 3,000 attend SMC. Departments within the School include Journalism, Advertising, Strategic Communication, and Media Studies and Production, as well as a shared bachelor’s degree program in Communication Studies. The School also offers a Ph.D. in Media and Communication, as well as four master’s degrees. For more information about the school and university, please visit http://smc.temple.edu. Temple is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative-action employer, committed to achieving a diverse community.

Application Instructions: To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than October 1, 2016. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter outlining specific interest and experience relevant to this position, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. All materials should be e-mailed to Ms. Debbie Marshall at SMCChair@temple.edu.

Temple University

School of Media and Communication
Chair, Department of Journalism

The Department of Journalism in Temple University’s School of Media and Communication invites applications for the position of department chair, to begin summer 2017. The department is one of the most dynamic in the nation, taking full advantage of its position in a diverse, highest-research university and its location in Philadelphia, the country’s fourth-largest media market. We are focused on preparing students for a multimedia professional future with solid training in urban journalism, and with particular emphasis on underserved communities. We seek a chair who will lead the department in this commitment and philosophy.

The department is more than 80 years old, with 19 full-time faculty members and dozens of working professionals who teach approximately 650 students pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The department offers an M.J. degree, and faculty members in the Department of Journalism contribute to an inter-departmental M.S. program in Globalization and Development Communication and the Ph.D. program in the School of Media and Communication.

We seek an established journalism scholar with qualifications suitable for appointment as full professor, whose teaching, research and experience complement departmental offerings and strengths. The successful candidate will possess the dedication, vision and leadership skills to guide the department in its mission to prepare students to become responsible journalists and communicators as they create, critique and analyze media content designed for audiences in a global society. A Ph.D. is preferred, and extensive experience in the academy is required. Applicants should have an established scholarly research trajectory and a record of teaching commensurate with the qualifications for full professor.

Temple University’s School of Media and Communication 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 38,000 students in the region and at several international campuses. Temple is a Carnegie Research University (highest research activity). For more information about the department, school and university, please visit http://smc.temple.edu. 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) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; (4) names/contact information of at least three references. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2016.

Apply to:
Journalism Chair Search Committee
Office of the Dean
School of Media and Communication
334 Annenberg Hall
2020 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19122-6080

or email your materials to: JRNChair@temple.edu

Gannon University

Visiting Professor, Communication

Gannon University’s School of Communication and The Arts seeks a Visiting Professor of Communication. The appointment for this nine-month temporary position begins August 2016. The School of Communication and the Arts currently offers undergraduate degrees in Communication Arts, Journalism, Advertising, and Theatre and approaches communication from a broadly defined humanities perspective. The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate communication programs as well as the new Master of Arts in Health Communication program.

Requirements include a Ph.D. (completed by fall 2016) in Communication or related discipline. A secondary interest in environmental communication and/or media is a plus. Successful candidates must demonstrate excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Candidates must be able to support and promote the University’s inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its liberal arts and professional education traditions.

Gannon is a comprehensive Masters L institution that is committed to student-centered learning, with an emphasis on professional education integrated with liberal-learning student outcomes. Located near Lake Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania, the University offers ready access to a variety of cultural and exciting seasonal activities and is within a two-hour drive of Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo.

For more information about what Erie has to offer visit www.visiteriepa.com.

Gannon University seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, C.V., evidence of effective teaching methods and productive scholarship in your respective field, and the contact information for three professional references to www.gannon.edu/employment.

Review of applications will begin immediately and this position will remain open until filled.

The finalist will be required to submit an original transcript from the institution awarding his/her terminal degree.

References will not be contacted without prior notification to the applicants.

For more information about Gannon visit www.gannon.edu.

Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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