Master Lecturer, Department of Mass Communications, Advertising and Public Relations

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
24 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Aug 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Department of Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations aims to hire a Master Lecturer whose primarily responsibility will be to teach CO101: The World of Communication: The Human Storyteller. This Master Lecturer will teach a 3/3 teaching load. Presently, this teaching load will include four sections of CO101 per year, plus two additional departmental courses, whether in Mass Communication, Advertising, Public Relations, or other department-wide courses.

CO101 “introduces students to many fundamental principles of communication. Students also learn about the intertwined nature of communication professions as they explore the major fields of study in communication.” CO101 is the introductory course for the College of Communication and is taught by a team of three faculty members from the College’s three departments. This Master Lecturer will be the CO101 instructor for the Department of Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations.

CO101 is a large-lecture course that deals with a wide-array of content and issues involving mass communication, advertising and public relations. This Master Lecturer should have broad base of knowledge in these areas (whether as a researcher or practitioner) and—importantly—must be an excellent instructor of large-lecture classes and have the capacity to manage teaching assistants and work closely with the instructors from the College’s other two departments.

Required Skills

Candidates for this Master Lecturer position should have an M.S. and professional experience in a pertinent field or a PhD in a pertinent field of study. Candidates should have a proven track record of effective course instruction at the college level.

Established in 1947, the College of Communication at Boston University is a large college with the following three departments: Department of Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations; Department of Journalism; and Department of Film & Television. 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.


We request a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest as well as the names of three references.

Applications may be sent by email as a PDF document to: Ms. Sara Amell, Department Administrator, Department of Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations, Applications will be considered upon arrival, with the intent to make a hire prior to the Fall 2018 semester.

Boston University is 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