The Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations at Boston University seeks to hire a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor whose research advances communication theory with specialization in marketing communication research, including media analytics and media management.

 The department of Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. To that, we are especially eager to have join our ranks a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive.  


The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in communication or a related field, as well as an active program of social science research and the potential to develop a national or international reputation as a scholar. This Tenure-Track Assistant Professor will be a Research Fellow in the university’s Communication Research Center, which is the College of Communication’s research lab. Candidates for this position should have the capacity to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in BU’s Media Science and Marketing Communication Research programs, including classes in research methods, media analytics and media management.

 Established in 1947, the College of Communication (COM) at Boston University is a large college with three departments: Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations; Journalism, and Film & Television. COM’s student population exceeds 2,200 in its B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs. COM integrates a strong liberal arts core with a focus on preparing students for careers as communication professionals. The faculty represents a blend of award-winning scholars and award-winning practitioners. BU enjoys an international reputation for excellence in public relations research and education and is home to the world’s first university degree program in public relations.

 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.


 Interested applicants should provide a curriculum vita, a letter of interest and the names, professional titles and email addresses of three references.

 Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications may be sent by surface mail or, preferably, by email (as a PDF) document to:


Laura Cafasso



Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations

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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