Job: Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Studies at Boston University

Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Studies
Boston University College of Communication

Review of applications begins no later than October 1, 2019; early applications encouraged; open until filled

The Boston University College of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Studies position anticipated to begin fall of 2020. This position addresses social scientific aspects of new media with expertise in empirical analysis of large data sets, especially those drawn from social media. Although specialization is open, we seek to build strength in the areas of mobile communication, human-machine communication, data visualization, health communication, and augmented reality. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

The College of Communication is home to interdisciplinary research and applications. The Division of Emerging Media Studies interacts with the three departments within the College: Film & Television, Journalism, and Mass Communication/Advertising/Public Relations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in mediated communication theory and research; supervising master´s theses and doctoral dissertations; and broadening the research profile of the Division of Emerging Media Studies.

We are looking for candidates with active research programs and who will be able to work with graduate students on their projects; teaching duties will be adjusted accordingly.

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, ranked 32nd among the world´s universities by US News and World Report, is a member of the prestigious American Associations of Universities (AAU). Faculty have 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 no later than October 1, 2019, but early applications are encouraged and 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:

Katie Schiepers
Division Administrator
Emerging Media Studies
College of Communication
Boston University
640 Commonwealth A venue
Boston, MA 02215

This position is subject to budgetary approval by the Provost.


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

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.


BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States





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