Tenured Associate Professor of Strategic Communication, 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 Department of Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations at Boston University seeks to hire a Tenured Associate Professor of Strategic Communication whose research advances communication theory with specialization on social media management and social media analytics. This Tenured Associate Professor will play an active role in the Zimmerman Family Social Media Newsroom, which is a high-tech lab and classroom that permits the social scientific study of social media trends, and will be a research fellow in the Communication Research Center, which is the College of Communication’s media research lab. Candidates for this position will have the capacity to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including on social media management and social media analytics, as well as media relations, crisis communication, consumer insights, and advertising and brand strategy.

Established in 1947, the College of Communication (COM) at Boston University is a large college with three departments: Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations; Journalism; and Film & Television. COM’s student population exceeds 2,200 annually in its B.S., M.S., and PhD programs. COM integrates a strong liberal arts core with a focus on preparing students for careers as communication professionals. The faculty is a blend of award-winning scholars and award-winning practitioners.

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.


We request a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest, as well as the names, professional titles, and email addresses of three references.

The review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications may be sent by mail or, preferably, by email (as a PDF document) to:

Sara Amell



Department of Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations

College of Communication

Boston University

640 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

Required Skills

Candidates should have a PhD in communication or a related field, as well as an active program of social science research, a national or international reputation as a scholar, and the demonstration of potential for continued research productivity.

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