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Associate Professor of the Practice , Journalism

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jul 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Journalism
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Two Associate Professors of the Practice in Journalism
Boston University’s College of Communication invites applications for two non-tenure
track associate professors of the practice to teach undergraduate and graduate courses
in journalism. We seek colleagues who will enhance the intellectual and experiential
diversity of our faculty and who are committed to the highest standards of journalism as
well as an interest in the innovations necessary in the digital age.
The Boston University Department of Journalism believes that the cultural and social
diversity of our faculty, staff and student body is vitally important to the excellence of
our program. We are especially eager to hire a colleague who supports our institutional
commitment to ensuring that we are equitable, diverse and inclusive, and a place where
all constituents can thrive.
The Boston University Department of Journalism, the largest in New England, is
a comprehensive program that offers instruction in all media platforms. The department
and the university are committed to fostering a diverse university community within a
supportive and respectful environment. We believe that the diversity of our faculty,
students, and staff is essential to our success as a leading research university and is an
integral component of institutional excellence. We expect applicants to embrace
principles of diversity and equity in their teaching, mentoring, and professional product.
Successful candidates for these positions must have experience in a complex
media organization as well as strong experience in and an abiding commitment to
promoting an inclusive and diverse educational environment.
The colleagues we seek should have expertise in:
• Multimedia Journalism
• Audio Journalism / Podcasting
A successful candidate should have the following:
• A distinguished career as a journalist, including a record of sustained
• Expertise in areas such as science, business, public policy, sports and society,
social issues, etc.
• Qualifications appropriate for an appointment as an associate professor of
the practice at Boston University. See link here.
• Experience in an academic community, including teaching and creative
endeavors in nonfiction storytelling or scholarly research.
• A master’s degree is preferred; a doctorate is desirable but not required
• Ability to teach skills courses in text and visual journalism as well as specialty
courses in the subject areas outlined above.
• Demonstrated accomplishments in promoting diversity and inclusion in an
Applications should include a letter of interest including a statement of teaching
philosophy as well as your vision of where journalism is going in the next 10 years and
how our program can best prepare future journalists.
A CV and the names of three references whom may be contacted are required.
Applications may be sent by email with attachments in a Word or PDF file format, to:
Abigail Bodnar
Department Administrator
Boston University
College of Communication,
640 Commonwealth Ave.,
Boston, MA 02215.
All inquiries will be confidential. Review of materials will begin Oct. 15, 2022 and
continue until the positions are filled.
Established in 1947, the College of Communication (COM) at Boston University is a
large college with departments specializing in Film and Television, Journalism, Mass
Communication, Advertising and Public Relations. COM’s student population exceeds
2000 students annually, including undergraduate and Master’s level students. 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.
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.
Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.

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