Associate Professor of the Practice of Journalism, College of Communication

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

Job Description

Boston University’s College of Communication invites applications for a non-tenure track Associate Professor of the Practice of Journalism. The duties are to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in journalism, with an emphasis on broadcast journalism. This faculty member will lead efforts to prepare journalists at a time of profound change. We are looking for someone with a combination of skills, including a commitment to the highest standards of journalism as well as an interest in the innovations necessary in the digital age. The BU Department of Journalism, the largest in New England, is a comprehensive program that offers instruction in all media platforms.

Established in 1947, the College of Communication (COM) at Boston University is a large college with departments specializing in Film and Television, Journalism, Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations. COM’s student population exceeds 2200 students annually, including undergraduate and Master’s level students. 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.


Applications should include a letter of interest, including a statement of teaching philosophy and a vision of where broadcast journalism is going in the next 10 years and how our program can best prepare future journalists.

A CV and the names of three references are also requested. Applications may be sent by mail or, preferably, by email, with attachments in a Word or PDF file format, to:

Sarah Kess

Department Administrator

Boston University College of Communication,

640 Commonwealth Ave.

Boston, MA 02215


All inquiries will be confidential. Review of materials will begin November 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Required Skills

A successful candidate should have the following:

  • A distinguished career as a journalist, including a record of sustained excellence. Recognition at the regional or national level is desired.
  • The qualifications for an appointment as an associate professor of the practice at Boston University.
  • A master’s degree is preferred; a doctorate is desirable but not required.
  • Ability to teach skills courses as well as courses in ethics, international reporting and / or policy.
  • Experience in mentoring and management is a plus.
  • Experience in an academic community, including teaching, is a plus.

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