The Film and Television Department at Boston University’s
College of Communication is seeking an non-tenure track, Associate
Professor of The Practice in Media Innovation. We are seeking an
experienced media professional and/or educator with a deep
understanding of how the media industry as whole has has evolved to
encompass traditional and digital platforms.
A successful candidate should demonstrate experience in and
commitment to promoting an inclusive and diverse educational
environment. We believe that the diversity of our faculty,
students, and staff is essential to our continued success as we
strive to reflect the ever-changing landscape of media
The Film and Television department offers undergraduate and
graduate courses in television, film, and digital media that cover
producing, screenwriting, film and television studies, production
and management. The department offers a BS in Film and Television
and several master’s programs including Media Ventures.
The Media Ventures program is a one-year, three-semester,
bi-coastal (Boston and Los Angeles) graduate program where students
learn to bring new media/entertainment concepts to market and how
to innovate on existing media properties. The program focuses on
how content, technology and changing distribution channels combine
to create and sustain value and bolster innovation across all media
disciplines. Students experience classroom learning, professional
internships, and industry mentorship as they craft a thesis project
(a new media venture or an existing product innovation) they pitch
to industry professionals at the conclusion of the program.
- An advanced degree and teaching experience at the university
level is preferred but not required if professional experience is
- Significant professional experience, leadership, and
achievement in media/entertainment innovation, start-up, content
and/or product ideation and development, financial
and marketing modeling, and pitching new concepts to investors and
strategic partners. Experience in product management, social media
engagement, research and audience viability testing is also
- Experience in and understanding of online business models,
digital media platforms, creating and producing content for
multi-platform distribution as well as a working knowledge of
- Ability to motivate and to collaborate with various
constituencies to bring a project from concept to marketplace.
- Duties require teaching three courses per semester at the
undergraduate and graduate and levels in both Film/Television and
the Media Ventures program. Course examples include:
Television Management, TV to Tablets, Media in Evolution,
Creating New Ideas, Market Analysis and Research for Creative
Ventures, and Media Business Entrepreneurship.
- There is also an opportunity to create new courses in the Film
and Television program such as Introduction to AI and VR,
Interactive Game Design, Producing Content to Build an Online
Brand, Creating Content for Mobile Distribution, Platform Growth
and Expansion, Influencer Content Creation and Distribution, and
other courses based on the candidate’s area of expertise.
- Thesis advising – this position requires working 1:1 with
students on their graduate thesis throughout the program year
(September – July)
- Collaboration with the BuildLab, the University’s central
innovation hub, to help organize pitching events and other showcase
opportunities for the Media Ventures students
- University and College Committee and Service work.
How to Apply:
Applicants should submit a resume or CV, the names and contact
information for three references, and a letter that includes a
personal statement on their teaching philosophy (e.g. How do/would
you teach innovation?)
All applications should be submitted electronically
to firstname.lastname@example.org and
addressed to Aimee McCarron, Department Administrator.
This is a non-tenure track position. Deadline for applications is
October 11, 2021.
Questions may be directed to Professor Paul Schneider
at FTVChair@bu.edu or 617-353-3483.
All inquiries will be kept confidential. This position is subject
to budgetary approval by the Provost.
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.