The Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations at Boston University seeks to hire an established advertising copywriter as an Associate Professor of the Practice in Advertising. This is a non-tenure track full time faculty position beginning with the 2024-2025 academic year. Teaching assignments for this position include some combination of undergraduate and graduate courses. Courses can include: Fundamentals of Creative Development, Portfolio Development, Advertising Copywriting, Creative Video Development, AdLab and Intro to Advertising.
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.
Boston University identifies “Professors of the Practice” as officers of instruction who are or have been distinguished practitioners in their respective professions and whose primary responsibilities lie in teaching, mentoring and service. BU offers degrees in advertising at the graduate (Master of Science in Advertising) and undergraduate (Bachelor of Science in Advertising levels. The successful candidate will be expected to mentor both undergraduate and graduate to students and to establish and maintain network ties in the advertising industry. This is a position for an industry leader of national and international repute, with the ability and drive to help students be successful in a changing industry.
BU conducts a background check on all final candidates for certain 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.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States
Based on experience
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Interested applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, letter of interest specifying their interest in teaching creative or non-creative courses, and the names, professional titles and email addresses of three references.
Review of applicants will begin October 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants may be sent via 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