Temple University — Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Communication and Social Influence

Department of Communication and Social Influence
Klein College of Media and Communication
Temple University
Assistant Professor of Instruction (non-tenure-track)

The Department of Communication and Social Influence in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University invites applications for a non-tenure-track Assistant Professor of Instruction faculty position. The start date for the position is July 1, 2022, with an expectation that the successful candidate will have an earned Ph.D. in Communication or related field by that date.

The successful candidate will contribute to the department primarily through teaching, with the possibility of teaching courses from a social scientific approach to the study of communication, such as social science research methods; social influence inquiry (epistemology); communication, attitudes, and opinion; misperceptions and misinformation; narrative persuasion; conflict and influence; multiparty conflict processes, or intercultural communication. Candidates are not expected to teach in all these areas but should have expertise to teach at least several of these courses.

A non-tenure-track position carries an expectation of excellent teaching. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the department and Klein College through service, which will include developing curricula, serving on committees, and/or advising student organizations. Although this position’s main responsibility is teaching, our teaching faculty are supported and celebrated when they produce scholarship, creative, and/or professional work.

Utilizing Temple’s unique setting as an urban institution, Communication and Social Influence majors learn to be effective communicators in settings defined by their diversity, civic engagement, risk, and conflict. Cities across the globe are challenged by the most fundamental issues of our times—social justice, environmental impact, public health, racial-ethnic and socio-political segregation, and terrorism. The Department of Communication and Social Influence shapes tomorrow’s communication professionals to bring about positive social change.

The Lew Klein College of Media and Communication is among the largest comprehensive colleges of communication in the nation. The college houses four departments: Advertising and Public Relations, Communication and Social Influence, Journalism, and Media Studies and Production. Other graduate degrees across the college include a Master of Journalism, an M.A. in Media Studies and Production, an M.S. in Communication for Development and Social Change, and a Ph.D. in Media and Communication. The college enrolls nearly 3,000 students, including more than 100 graduate students. For more information about the department, college, and university, please visit http://Klein.temple.edu.

The Temple University community at large includes over 40,000 students in the region and at several international campuses. Temple is classified as an R1 Carnegie Research University: highest research activity. Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access affirmative action employer, committed to achieving a diverse community. COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see www.temple.edu/coronavirus).

The Lew Klein College of Media and Communication was the 2018 recipient of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Equity & Diversity Award, honoring the college’s commitment to inclusion. We are committed to staying connected to the rich multicultural tapestry that is Philadelphia. We seek a colleague with a similar commitment and philosophy.

Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter indicating interest and relevant professional and academic background, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, (4) a list of courses you are qualified to teach and student evaluations of recent courses taught, and (5) names and contact information for three references. A review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit their application materials as a single PDF document to KleinCSI@temple.edu.

Any questions concerning this faculty search should be directed to: Professor R. Lance Holbert, Search Committee Chair, r.lance.holbert@temple.edu

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