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Assistant Professor – School of Journalism

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Company: Northeastern University
  • Company Website: http://www.neu.edu
  • City: Boston
  • State: Massachusetts
  • Country: United States
  • Zip/Postal Code: 02120
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Northeastern University

Assistant Professor – School of Journalism

Requisition Number: FTFR001150

Division/College: College of Arts, Media and Design

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The School of Journalism at Northeastern University invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Digital Public Relations and Media Advocacy.

We seek applicants with a strong interest in inclusive, dynamic, interdisciplinary programs that straddle the intersection of journalism, law, business, communication studies, and public policy. The position will offer opportunities to collaborate with leading faculty in all of these fields in order to expand opportunities for student learning, practice, and employment; foster a diverse and powerful intellectual environment; and produce distinctive research.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for creating and studying social change and effective messaging as well as knowledge of the digital tools needed to create such change.

We seek candidates who can work across disciplines and are interested in joining a vibrant urban campus in one of the world’s premier academic and media hubs. The individual filling this position should be open to creating and leading interdisciplinary courses.
This position reflects our school’s commitment to understanding and enhancing the effectiveness of Digital Public Relations and Media Advocacy as it relates to public policy, politics, civil society, the business world, and nonprofit organizations. The digital tools and platforms that are disrupting and remaking journalism are also transforming messaging, public relations, and advocacy: digital storytelling, social media, data visualization, data mining, and data analytics.

Our school’s classes in Digital Public Relations and our program in Media Advocacy, administered in cooperation with the School of Law, aim to train the next generation of business and nonprofit communications leaders and advocates to tell their stories more effectively, build dynamic civic networks of citizen and professional advocates, expand common ground, and encourage fact-based debate. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses and be open to creating and leading interdisciplinary courses

Northeastern’s commitment to experiential learning gives students opportunities to apply their classroom learning in professional settings and then use what they learn during their placements to deepen and enrich their classroom experience. Synergy with our graduate programs in Media Innovation and Media Advocacy opens up opportunities for extended learning, research, and partnerships with industry, media newsrooms, and nonprofits.

To apply, please visit: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/57218


Successful candidates will have a terminal degree for journalism by the appointment date. This is defined for this position as a master’s degree relevant to the track record of professional experience, most commonly in media, journalism, communications, law, or business or in a related field. In addition, the ideal applicant will have a distinguished record and/or thought-leadership in media, communications, and advocacy that marks them as innovators and pacesetters. Persons with more advanced standing in their field are also encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

To apply, visit the College of Arts, Media and Design website: https://camd.northeastern.edu/about/careers/. If viewing this from a Northeastern website, click on “Apply to this Position” above. Applicants should submit a letter of application describing teaching, research, and any relevant professional experience, along with a CV, two representative publications, and evidence of excellence in teaching. Applicants should also identify three or more references that can be contacted to provide letters of recommendation. Applications received on or before November 15, 2018 will be guaranteed full review and consideration. Inquires may be directed to Dan Kennedy, Search Committee Chair, dan.kennedy@northeastern.edu.

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University, and an ADVANCE institution. Candidates should have experience in, or a commitment to, working with diverse student populations in a culturally diverse work and educational environment. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Northeastern University offers benefits coverage to the domestic partners of benefits-eligible faculty and staff. Northeastern University is an E-Verify employer.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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