Pennsylvania State University

Fixed-term Multi-Year Faculty in Advertising and Public Relations

The College of Communications and the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at Penn State University seek an experienced communications professional to teach a variety of AD/PR classes. We are looking for an individual who enjoys the art of teaching and working with a faculty group that maintains a high degree of collegiality, collaboration, and professionalism. Strong writing and organizational skills will be necessary to teach introductory advertising and PR classes, and experience with buying and selling advertising on a number of platforms (including digital) will be important for teaching media planning. The candidate should demonstrate a firm understanding of advertising and PR functions and responsibilities, strategic campaign design, standards of measurement and required skills.

Experience developing creative material including graphic and web design would be ideal. Experience managing agency talent desired but not required. Successful candidate will be able to locate advertising and PR practices in the context of the broader media and marketing landscape. Minimum 4 years of industry experience required; individuals with classroom teaching experience preferred, online teaching experience a plus.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For full consideration please submit application before March 1, 2015. Application review will begin January 5, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Industry experience is a plus, but not required. Master’s degree required, Ph.D. in a communications discipline preferred.

To apply, candidates must complete an online application and upload a cover letter describing qualifications, current curriculum vitae, and along with three letters of recommendation.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.


Temple University

Three Advertising Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Positions
Department of Advertising

The Department of Advertising in the School of Media and Communication at Temple University is seeking to fill three non-tenure track assistant professor positions in advertising, effective Fall 2015.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to be an outstanding teacher of undergraduate advertising courses. Preference is for applicants who demonstrate strong professional experience in advertising, and significant experience with digital advertising is highly desirable. A Ph.D. or at least a master’s degree in advertising, communication, or relevant discipline is highly preferred.

Advertising has over 500 undergraduate majors in one of four tracks: copywriting, art direction, research and management/media planning. The successful candidate will teach four classes each semester. For more information about our curriculum, please go to

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; in addition to Advertising, departments in SMC include Journalism, Media Studies and Production, and Strategic Communication, along with a shared bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. 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.

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2015, and will continue until the positions are filled. To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a list of courses you have taught or would be qualified to teach, student evaluations of recent courses taught, if applicable, and contact information for at least three references to:

NTT Search Committee
Department of Advertising
School of Media and Communication
Temple University
300 Annenberg Hall
2020 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Professor Dana Saewitz, Interim Department Chair of the Department of Advertising, at

Ursinus College

Science Writer in Residence

Ursinus College invites applications for a one year, part-time position of Science Writer in Residence for the 2015-2016 academic year (8/24/15 to 5/13/16). The College has a long tradition of strengths in science and the humanities and in interdisciplinary connections between the two. This position is part of a series of initiatives created by the recently-established Ursinus College Center for Science and the Common Good, supported by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The Center encourages our undergraduates to reflect upon the impact of scientific research on society and to explore ways to effectively communicate this research to the public.

Applicants should hold a minimum of a Master’s level degree and a demonstrated ability to interpret scientific research into language understandable to non-scientists. The successful candidate will advance the goals of the Center for Science and the Common Good by teaching a course on writing about science for the general audiences in both the fall and spring semesters 2015-16, sponsoring an event with a campus-wide impact, and interacting with undergraduates and faculty involved in the activities of the Center.

Submit a letter of application, CV, transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and samples of published writing to Ask three referees to submit confidential letters of recommendation to the same interfolio address. Letters of application should include: candidate’s background, accomplishments as a science writer, experience teaching science journalism/writing, and why you would like the opportunity to teach science writing at an undergraduate liberal arts college. Also include the names and e-mail addresses of the three referees whom you will ask to submit letters of recommendation. Questions about the position should be sent to Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1700 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. Ursinus College is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. As such, Ursinus College is an AA/OE Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristic in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.

Albright College

Assistant Professor of Communications: Albright College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in communications, design and digital media. Candidates will teach a mix of courses from at least two of the following areas: communications theory, graphic design, website design, media convergence, and digital literacy. The normal teaching load is three courses per semester. Successful candidate should have an earned terminal degree in communications or a related field and be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite. Candidates should be active in scholarship and/or creative work in their field and committed to undergraduate education in a liberal arts institution. The College has recently developed interdisciplinary and innovative programs in digital communications and other fields that intersect with digital media. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to these developing programs.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit letters of application, CV, unofficial transcripts from graduate institution, three letters of reference, and portfolios of representative work to

Albright College is a liberal arts institution with approximately 1750 students, and is located within an hour of Philadelphia and three hours of New York, Baltimore and Washington, DC. Additional information about Albright College is available at We are an AA/EOE/ADA employer and are committed to diversity within our community. In pursuit of this commitment, we actively encourage diversity among applicants for this position.

Temple University

Faculty Position in Public Relations
Department of Strategic Communication

The Department of Strategic Communication (STRC) in the School of Media and Communication at Temple University invites applications for a non-tenure-track assistant professor in public relations, effective Fall 2015.

Applicants should have interest and experience in teaching courses such as industry-related research methods, public relations writing, social media, and public relations campaigns. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of college-level teaching and significant professional experience in public relations. The qualified applicant should preferably have a Ph.D., but at least a master’s degree, in communication or in a relevant discipline.

Non-tenure-track (NTT) hires are full-time faculty members in the School of Media and Communication. The teaching course load for this position is 4-4. The initial contract is for one year, but it may be renewable to a multi-year contract pending an annual review during the first year and assessment of available funding for the position. The salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications (e.g., highest completed degree, teaching experience, professional experience).

The department is one of four in a school of more than 3,000 students. STRC has 12 full-time faculty members and 510 undergraduate majors in one of four tracks: general, organizational leadership, public relations, and rhetoric and public advocacy. STRC offers an M.S. degree in communication management and an online graduate certificate in cross-cultural leadership.

STRC is one of four departments in the School of Media and Communication, which is among the largest and most comprehensive schools of communication in the nation. It enrolls nearly 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and has nearly 60 full-time faculty members. The school houses four departments: Advertising, Journalism, Media Studies and Production, and Strategic Communication. It also offers three programs that are shared across the school: a bachelor’s degree in communication studies, a Master of Science in Global Communication and Development, and a Ph.D. in Media and Communication. For additional information on the department, school, and Temple University, visit

Review of applications will begin January 30, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a summary of student evaluations of recent courses taught, and contact details for at least three references to

Dr. R. Lance Holbert
Professor and Chair
Department of Strategic Communication
216A Weiss Hall (265-65)
Temple University
1701 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: (215) 204-3152

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

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Department of Journalism – Tenure Track Position

The Department of Journalism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2015. The successful applicant will join a five-member faculty to teach and help develop digital, web-based, multimedia courses in information/news and persuasion/public-relations in its undergraduate program. Complete Ad

Clarion University

The Department of Communication at Clarion University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Communication with specialization in Broadcasting/Digital Media to begin in August 2015.

Clarion’s Department of Communication offers a BS degree featuring concentrations in digital media, journalism, and strategic communication. It is home to one of the university’s largest academic programs. The department offers a Baccalaureate degree in Communication and an online Master’s degree in Mass Media Arts and Journalism. The department comprises a vital faculty which embraces diversity.

Minimum qualifications include a terminal degree in Communication/Mass Communication with an emphasis in broadcasting/digital media. ABD considered. Candidates must demonstrate a record of, and continued commitment to a scholarly focus in mass media through teaching, research, and scholarship. Teaching responsibilities will include broadcasting principles and practices; basic and advanced techniques in video and audio production in both studio and field settings; the history, theory, and technology of broadcasting, film, and new mass media; and digital photography. This position requires facilitating experiential learning and supervision of student media activities outside the traditional classroom setting. Other responsibilities will include university service, departmental committee assignments, and continued scholarly growth. Completion of a successful on-campus interview and classroom presentation is required.

Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, letters of reference and complete an on-line application at Applicants will be required to provide an official transcript of the highest degree earned if selected for an on campus interview.

Clarion University is building a diverse academic community and encourages people of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply. AA/EOE.