Boston University, College of Communication

Position ID:Boston University-College of Communication-EMSTT [#25331]
Position Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Emerging Media Studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Media Studies / Comparative Media
Appl Deadline:2023/10/03 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/08/14, finished 2024/01/02, listed until 2023/10/03)
Position Description:    

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The Division of Emerging Media Studies at Boston University seeks to hire a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor whose research uses computational communication methods to answer questions of substantive importance to the field of communication. Required Skills The Division of Emerging Media Studies 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 to ensuring BU is an inclusive, equitable and diverse place where all constituents can thrive.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in communication, social/behavioral science, or related field such as computer science or data science by the start date of July 1, 2024; peer-reviewed research publications related to the study of communication; and an active research program using computational and/or data science methods to answer substantive questions with importance to the field of communication. Areas of methodological specialization might include machine learning, natural language processing, text analytics, artificial intelligence, the gathering and analysis of digital trace data, and data visualization. Successful candidates might apply these techniques to any of a range of substantive areas, including health communication, political communication, the psychology of communication, communication through digital or mobile media, social movement studies, or others.

The successful candidate will teach in the College of Communication, and therefore should be prepared to deliver courses at the undergraduate, MA and PhD levels. In particular, candidates should be able to deliver courses on research methods, data visualization and analytics using python and/or R, human-computer interaction, and/or UX design, as well as focused seminars on the candidate’s areas of greatest expertise and interest. A typical course load includes teaching two courses per semester.

About the College of Communication 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 and is a major R1 institution and AAU member. 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.

DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY HR WEBSITE. Interested applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest and the names, professional titles and email addresses of three references.

Review of applicants will begin October 3, 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: Sean Mao Administrator Division of Emerging Media Studies 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.

BU conducts a background check on all final candidates for faculty and staff positions. The background check includes contacting the final candidate’s current and previous employer(s) to ask whether, in the last seven years, there has been a substantiated finding of misconduct violating that employer’s applicable sexual misconduct policies. To implement this process, the University requires a final candidate to complete and sign the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” after execution of an offer letter.

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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Contact: Sean Mao, 617-353-7733
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Sean Mao
Division of Emerging Media Studies
College of Communication
Boston University
640 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
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