Assistant Professor, Emerging Media Studies

Boston University in Massachusetts

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 15, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations at Boston University's College of Communication is seeking a tenure track Assistant Professor in the area of mobile communication.  

We are seeking scholars with methodological sophistication, particularly in quantitative analysis of attitudinal and behavioral data concerning political or interpersonal communication. Scholars with expertise in mobile communication from a variety of disciplinary perspectives are sought for this position. The successful candidate will have teaching duties mainly in the Colleges graduate program in Emerging Media Studies, and will carry out a research program on the uses and effects of mobile communication and other personal communication technologies. The incumbent is also expected to actively participate in the Colleges newly launched PhD program in emerging media. 

The College of Communication at Boston University is a national leader in instruction and research in the communication arts and sciences. Our graduate programs focus on training scholars who are academic and industry leaders in research practice. Duties include teaching two courses per semester, in in the   candidates specialty area, and more broadly in the Colleges Emerging Media Studies Division.

The candidate will have a Ph. D. degree in Communication or in cognate or related fields.

Applicants should submit a CV, the names and contact information for three references, and a letter that includes a personal statement on teaching and research philosophy.

Formal review of applications begins no later than October 17, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Materials should be sent to:

Allison Keir

Administrator, Division of Emerging Media

College of Communication

Boston University

640 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215


Electronic applications may be sent to


Questions may be directed to Professor James Katz at or 617-358-6091. All inquiries will be kept confidential.


Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  We are a VEVRAA Federal Contactor.