Temple University — Assistant Professor of Instruction in Public Relations (Non-Tenure-Track)

Klein College of Media and Communication
Temple University
Assistant Professor of Instruction (Non-Tenure-Track)
in Public Relations
Department of Advertising and Public Relations

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University invites applications for the position of a full-time, non-tenure-track assistant professor of instruction in public relations to join the Department of Advertising and Public Relations beginning August 2023.

The department seeks an outstanding public relations professional or scholar to become a fulltime faculty member. The successful candidate will bring the experience needed to teach public relations theory and research, strategic planning, business acumen, diversity in public relations and foundational public relations skills. Expertise in crisis communication, public relations law and ethics, diversity, business acumen, and technology’s impact on the field is desirable as is the flexibility to teach courses in both the Public Relations and Advertising majors to address shifts in enrollment and course schedules.

A master’s degree, plus significant professional experience in public relations is strongly preferred, as well as experience teaching in higher education.
This non-tenure-track position carries an expectation of excellent teaching. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute significantly to the department and to Klein College through service, which may include developing curriculum, serving on committees, and advising students and student organizations.

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations includes two undergraduate majors—one in public relations and one in advertising. The department supports the oldest PRSSA chapter in the region, a nationally affiliated student-run public relations firm—PRowl Public Relations, and the country’s first chapter of the Black Public Relations Student Society. The department’s student organizations garner numerous awards each year. The major in public relations is CEPR (Certified Educator in Public Relations) qualified, one of approximately 40 such programs internationally.
The Lew Klein College of Media and Communication is one of the largest comprehensive colleges of media and communication in the nation. Klein College is home to four departments: Advertising and Public Relations, Communication and Social Influence, Journalism, and Media Studies and Production. It also offers several related undergraduate certificate programs. Graduate degrees across the college include an MA in Media Studies and Production, an MA in Journalism, an online MS in Communication Management, and an MS in Communication for Development and Social Change. The college also offers a Ph.D. in Media and Communication. The college enrolls nearly 2,500 undergraduate students and more than 100 graduate students. The university community at large includes more than 35,000 students in the region and at several international campuses. Temple is a Carnegie Research One University (highest research activity). For more information about the department, college, and university, please visit http://Klein.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) statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and (4) names and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submissions are welcome. Please submit materials electronically at gregg.feistman@temple.edu or by mail to

Gregg Feistman, Search Committee Chair
c/o Department of Advertising & Public Relations
300 Annenberg Hall
Temple University
2020 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-0532