Assistant Professor in Design, Analytics and Data Visualization

Boston University in Massachusetts

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

The Department of Mass Communication at Boston Universitys College of Communication is seeking a tenure track Assistant Professor in the area of design, analytics, and data visualization.  

Candidates are sought with expertise in design theory and practice who can make design relevant to research and communication practice in fields such as advertising and public relations. Candidates are sought with the ability to teach undergraduates and graduate students data visualization and to make large datasets relevant, accessible and usable by persuasive communicators. Scholars with an understanding of the relationships between data and narrative will be especially suited for this position.

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 two courses per semester, in Design and in the candidates specialty area. Candidates will carry out a program of research. The ideal candidate will be able to teach and advise in the Colleges new Ph. D. program in Emerging Media Studies.

The candidate will have a Ph. D. degree in Communication, Media Studies, or a terminal degree in a design-related field. Candidates with degrees in cognate or related fields are also encouraged to apply.

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.  Applicants should also send representative samples of professional design work. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ORIGINALS, as they will not be returned.

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.