Temple University Seeks Candidates For Verizon Endowed Professorship and Chair

For Immediate Release

Philadelphia, PA

Temple University’s School of Media and Communication invites applications for the Verizon Endowed Professorship and Chair. This one-to-two year position is designed for a prominent media practitioner. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, mentoring students, and planning and directing an annual symposium. This appointment offers the opportunity to share expertise and experience with students through the creation of multi-platform events and high-profile seminars that examine the most interesting and challenging issues in media, past, present and future, through the eyes of recognized experts.

The ideal candidate for this position should have an outstanding record of work in one or more of the following areas: broadcast journalism, or multimedia news, programming, media management, or media entrepreneurship.

The School of Media and Communication 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 B.A. in Communication Studies, an M.S. in Global Communication and Development, and a Ph.D. in Media and Communication.

Temple University is located in Philadelphia, which is the fourth-largest media market in the nation, at the heart of an urban center for media and communication. For additional information on the department, school, and Temple University, visit

To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference by January 12, 2015 to or by mail to:

Chair, Verizon Chair Search Committee

School of Media and Communication

            Temple University

            205 Annenberg Hall

            2020 North 13th Street

            Philadelphia, PA 19122

Temple University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator where diversity is an essential source of vitality and strength. The University is committed to nondiscrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age and disability.