Associate Professor of the Practice, Advertising, Account Management

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Associate Professor of the Practice, Advertising, Account Management

Boston University’s Department of Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations seeks an Associate Professor of the Practice, non-tenured track, in Advertising Account Management.

With an abiding belief that diverse perspectives are essential to properly engage and instruct our students, Boston University’s College of Communication (COM) invites applications for a non-tenured Associate Professor of Practice, Advertising.

We are especially eager to have join our ranks a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, and a diverse place where all constituents can thrive; who have a national reputation in advertising management, with an emphasis in project management production – having successfully delivered high quality creative work and managed efficient and productive process for major clients/high profile projects.

Candidates should have a BA/BS in Communication or a related area, with significant professional experience in advertising in a senior leadership project management or production position, preferably in an agency (external/in house) environment. Ideal candidates bring broad experience and production process understanding – among several agencies/firms and a range of major project asks from advertising campaigns to digital platforms. Experience in teaching or professional training is valued. We are seeking true experts in project management process practices – timing/budget/resource /partner management and true passion for delivering high level quality.

Candidates for this position will have the potential to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, such as “Advertising Management” or potentially new courses with focus on project management/production best practices. Candidate should also have the range to cover more general courses such as “Introduction to Advertising.” Duties include teaching three courses per semester, student advising, and participation in departmental committees.

BU College of Communication Overview

The College of Communication at Boston University is a national leader in instruction and research of advertising and public relations. Established in 1947, the College of Communication (COM) at Boston University is a large college with three departments: Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations; Journalism; and Film & Television. COM’s student population exceeds 2,000 annually, including undergraduates, graduate, and PhDs. COM integrates a strong liberal arts core with a heavy focus on preparing students for careers as communication professionals. The faculty is a blend of award-winning scholars and accomplished professionals.

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.


Applicants should submit a CV and a letter of interest, as well as the names and contact information for three references.

Deadline for applications is October 1, 2023, or until the position is filled.

Applications may be sent by mail or, preferably, by email (as a PDF document) to:

Laura Cafasso


Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations

College of Communication

Boston University

640 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

We are 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.

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