Boston University Assistant Professor of Public Relations, College of Communication in BOSTON, Massachusetts
The Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations at Boston University seeks to hire a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor with a solid research methods background whose research advances public relations theory. 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.
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.
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 public relations 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 Public Relations degree programs. The public relations curriculum is available here (https://www.bu.edu/academics/com/programs/public-relations/) .
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Interested applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest and the names, professional titles and email addresses of three references. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications may be sent by surface mail or, preferably, by email (as a PDF) document to:
Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations
College of Communication
640 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
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