Associate Professor of the Practice of Crisis Communication

Boston University in Massachusetts

Deadline October 17, 2014
Date Posted August 15, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of Mass Communication at Boston Universitys College of Communication is seeking an Associate Professor of the Practice in the area of crisis communication.  

Candidates are sought with expertise and executive level experience in the management of crises, either from a corporate, institutional, government, or agency perspective. Candidates with expertise crossing these areas would be especially suitable. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to teach undergraduates and graduates, and an ability to represent the College in the academic Public Relations community.

The College of Communication at Boston University is a national leader in instruction and research in the communication arts and sciences. Our programs in mass communication train students for fields such as advertising, public relations and other strategic communication fields. Duties include teaching three courses per semester, in crisis communication and in other areas such as media relations.

The ideal candidate will also have an advanced degree in Communication or a related field.

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.

Deadline for applications is October 17, 2014

Materials should be sent to:

Maureen A. Mahoney

Assistant Dean, Administration & Finance

College of Communication

Boston University

640 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215


Electronic applications may be sent to


Questions may be directed to Professor T. Barton Carter at or 617-353-3482. 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.