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Assistant Professor, Media Science, Boston University

Assistant Professor, Media Science, College of Communication

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The Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations at Boston University seeks to hire a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor whose research advances communication theory with a specialization in media science and/or studies. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field, as well as an active program of communication or media focused research. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the potential to develop a national or international reputation as a scholar and bring both intellectual and experiential diversity to our existing faculty. Candidates should have the capacity to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in BU’s media science program including classes in understanding media, research methods, media effects, communication theory, media theory, persuasion theory, and professional presentations. Duties include teaching two classes each semester, advising students, and serving on various committees while producing significant, high-quality scholarship.
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The Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff and students is vital to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. To that end, we are especially eager to hire a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is an inclusive, equitable and diverse place where all constituents can thrive.

Established in 1947, the College of Communication (COM) at Boston University is a large college with three departments: Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations; Journalism, and Film Television. COM’s student population exceeds 2,200 in its B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. programs. COM integrates a strong liberal arts core with a focus on preparing students for careers as communication professionals. The faculty represents a blend of award-winning scholars and award-winning practitioners. BU enjoys an international reputation and is a major R1 institution and AAU member. Located in the “hub of education” and a major media market, Boston University’s College of Communication offers prospective faculty members a wealth of opportunities for collaborative efforts in academic and professional spheres.



Interested applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest and the names, professional titles and email addresses of three references.

Review of applicants will begin October 3, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications may be sent by surface mail or, preferably, by email (as a PDF document) to:

Laura Cafasso


Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations

College of Communication

Boston University

640 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location
Boston, United States
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Based on experience

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