Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Studies

Boston University
Boston , Massachusetts, United States
23 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Boston University College of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Studies with an appointment in the Department of Film & Television. This position is on social aspects of new media with expertise in empirical approaches to related topics such as virtual reality, augmented reality, digital games, new distribution channels (including mobiles and online streaming), and novel business models. Familiarity with statistics is expected sufficient to teach and guide interested graduate students. This position is unique in that the successful candidate will be able to teach students working with social scientific theories and methodologies as well as those trained in humanistic approaches common to the field of Film and Television Studies. Therefore, candidates should be able to make their area(s) of expertise relatable to students of film, television, and emerging media.

The College of Communication is home to interdisciplinary research engaged with both quantitative and qualitative methods. The Division of Emerging Media Studies interacts with the three departments within the College: Film & Television, Journalism, and Mass Communication/Advertising/Public Relations. The candidate hired for this position will be appointed in the Department of Film & Television and will teach mainly in the cross-cutting Division of Emerging Media Studies. The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in media and communication theory and in the area of specialization; supervising master’s theses and doctoral dissertations; and broadening the research profile of the Division of Emerging Media Studies and the Department of Film & Television.

Boston is a rich multicultural city and a hub of higher learning with a wide array of recreational activities. Currently ranked among the largest media market in United States, Boston is a thriving center of cultural and intellectual creativity. Situated in the heart of this historic yet urban environment, Boston University faculty and students regularly form close partnerships with international media and research firms. Boston University is currently ranked 32nd among the world’s universities by US News and World Report. Faculty at BU enjoy tremendous opportunities to collaborate not only with colleagues on the Charles River Campus but also the BU Medical Campus/School of Medicine as well as scholars from the more than 50 colleges and universities in the Boston metropolitan area.


Formal review of applications will begin immediately but the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants should submit a CV, the names and contact information for three references, and a letter that includes a personal statement of research and teaching philosophy. Materials should be sent to by email to the attention of:

Maureen A. Mahoney

Assistant Dean, Administration & Finance

College of Communication

Boston University

640 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

Required Skills

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Communication, Media Studies or a related field, experience teaching at the university level, and a record of scholarly publications or a demonstrated potential to achieve such a record. Advanced ABDs will also be considered.

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