Associate Professor of the Practice, Media Innovation and Management, College of Communication

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BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

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Associate Professor of the Practice, Media Innovation and Management, College of Communication

Tracking Code2675 Job Description

The Position:

The Department of Film and Television at Boston University’s College of Communication is seeking an Associate Professor of The Practice in Media Innovation to join our vibrant faculty. We are looking for an experienced media professional, producer, entrepreneur, and/or educator with a deep understanding of how technology has changed the way content is created, consumed, and distributed, and how media brands are emerging and competing in a rapidly changing digital economy.

Boston University is an international, comprehensive, private research university, committed to educating students to be reflective, resourceful individuals ready to live, adapt, and lead in an interconnected world. A successful candidate should demonstrate experience in and commitment to promoting an inclusive and diverse educational environment in which all voices are represented in the classroom and within their curriculum. We believe that the diversity of our faculty, students, and staff is essential to our continued success as we strive to reflect the ever-changing landscape of global media innovation.

The Program:

The Department of Film and Television offers undergraduate and graduate courses in television, film, and digital media that cover producing, screenwriting, media business entrepreneurship, film and television studies, production, and management. The Department offers several master’s programs including an MS in Media Ventures, which focuses on media innovation. The instructor would teach undergraduate and graduate courses that focus on emerging media businesses, products, and platforms.


  • An advanced degree and teaching experience at the university level is preferred but not required if professional experience is exceptional.
  • Significant professional experience, leadership, and achievement in media/entertainment production, innovation and entrepreneurship, content development and/or product ideation and development.
  • The instructor would teach courses in topics such as innovation and entrepreneurship, how to bring new ideas to the market, how the media industry is evolving, strategies to promote online brands and increase revenue, and producing content for multi-platforms, etc. The instructor is also encouraged to suggest and create courses based on their area(s) of expertise.


  • Duties require teaching three courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels (graduate courses are within the Media Ventures program and the MS in Television program)
  • Thesis advising – this position requires working 1:1 with graduate students on Media Ventures thesis projects throughout the program year (September – July)
  • Collaboration with the BuildLab, the University’s central innovation hub, to help organize pitching events and other showcase opportunities for students including identifying mentors as well as mentoring students who are pursuing media-related ventures
  • University and College Committee and Service work


Applicants should submit a resume or CV, the names and contact information for three references, and a letter that includes a personal statement on their teaching philosophy (e.g. How do/would you teach innovation?)

All applications should be submitted electronically to [email protected] and addressed to Aimee McCarron, Department Administrator.

This is a non-tenure track position. The deadline for applications is November 8, 2021.

Questions may be directed to Professor Paul Schneider at [email protected] or 617-353-3483.

All inquiries will be kept confidential.

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.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


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