Temple University

Faculty position in the Department of Journalism (non-tenure-track) focused on video journalism

The Department of Journalism within the School of Media and Communication at Temple University seeks candidates for a non-tenure-track faculty position focused on video journalism. Primary teaching responsibilities will include audio/visual newsgathering, video editing, broadcasting, and/or documentary videography. Teaching load is four courses per semester. The ideal candidate will have recent news experience shooting digital video and editing with state-of-the-art audio and video software. This position provides an opportunity for leadership in advancing the curriculum to prepare students for tomorrow’s digital media landscape. The successful candidate must provide evidence of strong teaching experience and professional work. An advanced degree is preferred.

The goal of Temple’s journalism program is to prepare students for a multimedia professional future with solid training in urban journalism and with particular emphasis on underserved communities. We seek a colleague with a similar commitment and philosophy.

The Department of Journalism is more than 80 years old with 15 full-time faculty members who teach more than 500 students pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Journalism.

Temple University’s School of Media and Communication 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 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://www.temple.edu/smc. 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 and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016.

Apply to:
Video Journalism Search Committee Department of Journalism, Temple University 316 Annenberg Hall
2020 N. 13th Street Philadelphia, PA 19122-6080
or email your materials to: journ@temple.edu

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