Boston University, College of Communication

Position ID:Boston University-College of Communication-WRIT [#23382]
Position Title: Senior Lecturer, College of Communication, Boston University
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States
Subject Area: Communications / Writing
Appl Deadline:2023/01/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/10/20, listed until 2023/01/01)
Position Description:    

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The Boston University College of Communication (COM) is seeking a senior lecturer to teach media-writing courses to undergraduate and graduate students for a three-year appointment beginning in the 2023-24 academic year. We are especially eager to recruit a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is an environment that is inclusive, equitable, and diverse and where all constituents can thrive.

Senior lecturers are non-tenure-track faculty members appointed primarily to provide instruction, bringing to the classroom strong teaching skills combined with relevant educational and professional expertise and achievement in an inclusive learning environment. Senior lecturers at COM are covered under a collective bargaining agreement with SEIU Local 509, the Massachusetts Union of Human Service Workers and Educators.

Teaching assignments for this senior lecturer position include one or more of the following courses for a total of three courses per semester: ● CO 201 - Introduction to Communication Writing ● CM 331 - Writing for Communication ● CM 520 - The COMmunicator ● CM 555 - Advanced Writing for Media Professionals ● CM 703 - Basic Media Writing ● CM 707 - Writing for Media Professionals

Descriptions of these courses are available at https://www.bu.edu/academics/com/courses/. Boston University is committed to fostering a diverse university community within a supportive and respectful environment. From its earliest days, Boston University has opened its doors to women and people from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups. We believe the diversity of our faculty, students, and staff is essential to our success as a leading research university and is an integral component of institutional excellence.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess degree(s) in a communications field (e.g., advertising, journalism, public relations, or other media-focused discipline) and be able to lead courses covering the fundamentals and advanced topics in media writing, writing on behalf of an organization (appropriate in tone and voice) across a variety of media. A strong background in writing and/or editing in one or more of these areas is essential, as well as the ability to educate about and enforce anti-plagiarism. Successful higher-education teaching experience, including DEI-related pedagogy that is inclusive or that creates an inclusive environment, is strongly preferred. A background in ESL instruction is also a plus.

DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY HR WEBSITE Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a resume or CV, teaching evaluations of a writing course (if available), three writing samples, and names/contact information for three references to Laura Cafasso, department administrator, at mcadvpr@bu.edu. Review of applications will begin after January 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

BU is 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.

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States Position Type: Full-Time/Regular Salary Grade: Competitive


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Contact: Maureen Mahoney
Email: email
Postal Mail:
640 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02210
Web Page: https://www.bu.edu/com/