Sandra Frazier Professorship of Public Relations

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
09 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
07 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Tracking Code 9848/I0717

Job Description

Boston University’s College of Communication (COM) invites applications for the Sandra Frazier Professorship of Public Relations.

We seek a professional with a high public profile, including in public service and/or in the corporate or agency world. We seek a forward-looking, dynamic thinker with an international reputation for professional achievement in the field of Public Relations. Candidates for this endowed professorship should present qualifications suitable for appointment as a non-tenured Professor of Practice at Boston University, based on professional achievements and intellectual and industry leadership.

Candidates for this position should be prepared to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations, such as Corporate Public Relations, Media Relations, Financial & Strategic Management for Communication Professionals, Crisis Communication, Ethics, and advanced-level classes in one’s specialty area.

The College of Communication at Boston University is a national leader in instruction and research in public relations. Our program prepares students for successful careers in the diverse world of public relations. 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 2,000 annually, including undergraduates, graduate, and PhDs. The College integrates a strong liberal arts core with a heavy focus on preparing students for careers as communication professionals. The faculty is a blend of award-winning scholars and award-winning 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.

Required Skills

Consideration for this endowed chairship will be given to accomplished practitioners with international reputations in the industry. For professionals, a BA/BS in Communication or a related area is required, with significant professional experience in the public relations industry in a senior leadership position. For professionals, an MA/MS is preferred. For candidates who are also scholars, a PhD in communication or a related field is preferred.


Applicants should submit a CV, the names and contact information for three references, and a letter that includes a personal statement on teaching and research philosophy.

The review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 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

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 Full-Time/Regular