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Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Studies, Boston University

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jul 5, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Boston University College of Communication invites applications for a two- year Visiting Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Studies position for the fall of 2022. The EMS program addresses social scientific aspects of new media with a particular focus on empirical analysis of data. We are looking for candidates who will be able to teach standard graduate courses in this area and who will enhance the intellectual and experiential diversity of our current faculty.

The projected teaching load will be three courses per semester and will include teaching one or two sections of social statistics and research methodology. Elective course offerings in specialties are encouraged. Ideally, service would begin on August 25, 2022. This position is subject to budgetary approval.


Required Skills

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, are desired but not mandatory attributes.

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 and also the College’s Communication Research Center.

The cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff and students is important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. To that end, and as an equal opportunity employer, we are especially eager to hire a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is an inclusive, equitable and diverse place where all constituents can thrive.


Boston itself is a rich multicultural city and a hub of higher learning with a wide array of recreational activities. As a cultural destination, it is considered one of America’s top cities and is currently ranked among the largest media markets in the United States, Boston is a thriving center of intellectual creativity and university activities.

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 65 among global universities and 42 nationally 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. Dr. Martin Luther King is among the University’s most influential graduates.


While early applications are encouraged, the formal review will begin July 15, 2022. The position will remain open until filled and applications are welcomed up until that point.

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 by email to the attention of:

Administrator, Division of Emerging Media Studies 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.

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