Andrew R. Lack Professor in Journalism and the Business of Media, College of Communication

Boston University
Massachusetts, United States
18 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Journalism Department in the College of Communication at Boston University invites applications for the Andrew R. Lack Professor, to explore and shape the process of digital change sweeping through the practices of journalism and the institutions of the news media. This is a non‐tenured track position. We seek a forward‐looking, dynamic thinker with a national and international reputation for scholarship or professional achievement in the field of media economics and the future of journalism. The position presents extensive opportunities for cross‐disciplinary pursuits across the University and in nearby Boston area institutions.

Established in 1947, the College of Communication (COM) at Boston University is a large college with a department specializing in Journalism, as well as a department of Film & Television and a department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations. COM’s student population exceeds 2,000 annually, including undergraduates, graduate and PhD’s. The College integrates a strong liberal arts core with a heavy focus on preparing students for careers as communication professionals. Our faculty is a blend of traditional academicians and widely experienced professionals. 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.


The Professorship is endowed by Andrew Lack, the chairman of NBC News and MSNBC and a Boston University graduate.

We request a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest as well as the names or three references. Applications may be sent by mail or preferable, by email as a PDF document to:

Maureen A. Mahoney

Senior Assistant Dean

College of communication

Boston University

640 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215


Inquiries may be made to or 617‐353‐3488. All will be kept confidential.

Review of Materials will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The estimated start date for the successful candidate is July 1, 2019.

Required Skills

Candidates for this endowed chair should present qualifications suitable for appointment as a full professor at Boston University, based on a record of scholarship and intellectual leadership. The Lack Professor should demonstrate a record as an active contributor to the public discourse on the digital transformation of journalism and the new economics of media.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type