Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Studies- Game Studies

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job description

The Boston University College of Communication invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Studies with an emphasis in Game Studies. This is a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The area of expertise for this position is open, but special consideration will be given to applicants whose research and teaching employ critical theories and methodologies in the analysis of gaming and aesthetics, virtual reality, history, industry, race, and/or gender.

The College of Communication is home to interdisciplinary research engaged with both quantitative and qualitative methods. The Division of Emerging Media Studies interacts with the three departments within the College: Film & Television, Journalism, and Mass Communication/Advertising/Public Relations. The candidate hired for this position will be appointed in the Department of Film and Television.

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in media and communication theory and in the area of specialization; supervising master’s theses and doctoral dissertations; and broadening the research profile of the Division of Emerging Media Studies and the Department of Film and Television.

Boston is a rich multicultural city and a hub of higher learning with a wide array of recreational activities. Currently ranked among the largest media market in United States, Boston is a thriving center of cultural and intellectual creativity. Situated in the heart of this historic yet urban environment, Boston University faculty and students regularly form close partnerships with international media and research firms. Boston University is currently ranked 32nd among the world’s universities by US News and World Report, and the College of Communication’s Department of Film & Television was recently ranked 13th by the Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 American Film Programs. Faculty at BU enjoy tremendous opportunities to collaborate not only with colleagues on the Charles River Campus but also the BU Medical Campus/School of Medicine as well as scholars from the more than 50 colleges and universities in the Boston metropolitan area.

Required Skills

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Communication, Media Studies or a related field, experience teaching at the university level, and a record of scholarly publications or a demonstrated potential to achieve such a record.

Formal review of applications will begin on October 16, but the position will remain open until filled.


How to apply

Applicants should submit a CV, the names and contact information for three references, and a letter that includes a personal statement of research and teaching philosophy. Materials should be sent to by email to the attention of:

Maureen A. Mahoney
Assistant Dean, Administration & Finance
College of Communication
Boston University
640 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

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