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Boston University SENIOR LECTURER, INTEGRATED DESIGN & SOFTWARE, Department of Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations, College of Communication in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations at Boston University seeks to hire a Senior Lecturer for our Integrated Design and Software courses. This is a non-tenure track full-time faculty position beginning with the 2023-2024 academic year. The ideal candidate will bring both intellectual and experiential diversity to our existing faculty. We seek a forward-thinking and collaborative graphic design practitioner and educator to teach courses to non-graphic design majors for communication-based careers that involve design and technology expertise. The College of Communication is eager to hire a candidate who supports Boston University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and the university community.

Teaching assignments for this position include three courses per semester in some combination of undergraduate and graduate level courses. Courses might include Design Strategy and Software, Design and Interactive Experiences, Advanced Design Strategy and Software, and other related courses. The selected candidate will also engage with students as a faculty mentor to help students achieve their educational and professional goals.

Required Skills

Candidates for this position should have earned a BFA in Graphic Design (or an equivalent degree in a related field) and more than five years professional experience that includes expertise in some combination of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD, HTML, and CSS. Experience with Python, Figma, and related software is a plus. Teaching experience, either full-time or as an adjunct/part-time instructor, is preferred. In particular, experience teaching infographic design and data visualization is desired, though not required.

Candidates should show a dedication to creating an inclusive classroom environment that embraces a multiplicity of perspectives and skill levels. Interest in connecting students with design competitions, exhibitions, and publications is a plus. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a dedication for staying current in the field and continually updating their pedagogical and technological skills as well as collaborating with colleagues and students.

Boston University seeks candidates who have been distinguished practitioners. This is a position for an experienced professional who has the ability and drive to help BU’s diverse range of students be successful in a changing industry.

The Department of Mass Communication, Advertising believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff and students is vital to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. To that end, we are especially eager to hire a colleague who supports our institutional commitment ensuring BU is an inclusive, equitable and diverse place where all constituents can thrive.

Established in 1947, the College of Communication (COM) at Boston University has three departments: Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations; Journalism, and Film and 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 communications professionals. The faculty represents a blend of award-winning scholars and award-winning practitioners. BU enjoys an international reputation and is a major R1 and AAU institution. 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 professional spheres.


Interested applicants should provide a resume or curriculum vitae, letter of interest specifying their interest in teaching creative or non-creative courses, a link to their professional portfolio, samples of former students’ work (if available), and the names, professional titles and email addresses of three references.

Review of applicants will begin December 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants may be sent via 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

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources ( site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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