Two Associate Professors of the Practice in Journalism

Boston University
  • Location
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 27

Position description

Boston University’s College of Communication invites applications for two non-tenure track associate professors of the practice to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in journalism. We seek colleagues who will enhance the intellectual and experiential diversity of our faculty and who are committed to the highest standards of journalism as well as an interest in the innovations necessary in the digital age.

The Boston University Department of Journalism believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff and student body is vitally important to the excellence of   our program. We are especially eager to hire a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring that we are equitable, diverse and inclusive, and a place where all constituents can thrive.

The Boston University Department of Journalism, the largest in New England, is a comprehensive program that offers instruction in all media platforms. The department and the university are committed to fostering a diverse university community within a supportive and respectful environment. We believe that 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. We expect applicants to embrace principles of diversity and equity in their teaching, mentoring, and professional product.

Successful candidates for these positions must have experience in a complex media organization as well as strong experience in and an abiding commitment to promoting an inclusive and diverse educational environment.


The colleagues we seek should have expertise in:

  • Multimedia Journalism
  • Audio Journalism / Podcasting


A successful candidate should have the following:

  • A distinguished career as a journalist, including a record of sustained excellence.
  • Expertise in areas such as science, business, public policy, sports and society, social issues, etc.
  • Qualifications appropriate for an appointment as an associate professor of the practice at Boston University.
  • Experience in an academic community, including teaching and creative endeavors in nonfiction storytelling or scholarly research.
  • A master’s degree is preferred; a doctorate is desirable but not required.
  • Ability to teach skills courses in text and visual journalism as well as specialty courses in the subject areas outlined above.
  • Demonstrated accomplishments in promoting diversity and inclusion in an organization.

Application instructions

Applications should include a letter of interest including a statement of teaching philosophy as well as your vision of where journalism is going in the next 10 years and how our program can best prepare future journalists.

A CV and the names of three references whom may be contacted are required.

Applications may be sent by email with attachments in a Word or PDF file format, to:


Abigail Bodnar

Department Administrator

Boston University

College of Communication,

640 Commonwealth Ave.,

Boston, MA 02215.

Email: [email protected]



All inquiries will be confidential. Review of materials will begin Oct. 15, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled.

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