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Assistant Professor in Film & Television Production Editing, College of Communication

Boston University
BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

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Assistant Professor in Film & Television Production Editing, College of Communication

Tracking Code23599932300814Job Description

The Department of Film and Television at Boston University’s College of Communication is seeking an Assistant Professor, non-tenure track, in the area of Production with expertise in film and video Editing.

Boston University is committed to fostering an inclusive university community. Our Center for Antiracist Research, established in 2020 and helmed by the author, activist, and historian Ibram X. Kendi, is dedicated to scholarship, advocacy, and thought leadership both on campus and nationwide. The Center for Antiracist Research joins the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies and The Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground as resources for intellectual discourse, active listening, and social engagement on campus. Our centers offer faculty grants for course
and curriculum development, avenues for research, and opportunities for friendship and collaboration. Additionally, the University offers mentoring and professional development for faculty at all stages of their careers.

Duties for full-time faculty are in-person and include teaching three classes per semester at the undergraduate or graduate level, as well as committee work. Possible courses might include Editing, Advanced Editing, Post Production FX Editing, Production I, or Television Studio Production. Department faculty are also encouraged to propose and develop new courses in their field of expertise.

Boston University is committed to fostering a diverse university community within a supportive and respectful environment. From its earliest days, Boston University has opened its doors to women and people from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups. We believe the diversity of our faculty, students, and staff is essential to our success as a leading research university and is an integral component of institutional excellence.

Required Skills

Qualified applicants will have a body of professional work in narrative or documentary Film or Television, an enthusiasm for teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to promoting inclusivity and diversity. Experience in production, multi-cam production, or VFX is helpful but not required. Applicants with an advanced degree or equivalent professional experience are equally encouraged to apply.


Applicants should submit a resume or CV, the names and contact information for three references, and a cover letter that includes a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants are also encouraged to send representative samples of professional work. Deadline for applications is November 1, 2023.

Electronic applications are preferred and should be sent to Materials may be sent by mail to the department administrator:

Rachael Kelley, Dept. Administrator
Department of Film and Television
College of Communication
Boston University
640 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Questions may be directed to Professor Gustavo Rosa <> or Professor Debbie Danielpour <> or by phoning 617-353-3483. All inquiries will be kept confidential.

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.

Job LocationBOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


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What compelled the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to award Boston University a grant to fight newborn mortality in Zambia? Why did Martin Luther King, Jr. adopt BU as a place where he could hone his message of justice and equality? And what is the catalyst that prompts 32,557 students from 135 countries to call BU their home every semester? It’s in our DNA: an inherent desire in each of our students, faculty, and staff to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it.

A Community Unlike Any Other

As you can see below, it takes people, ideas, and a little luck (Boston, you’re our town) to make BU what it is today: one of the most dynamic universities in the world.

Celebrated thinkers: On any given day, students will find themselves mesmerized by Nobel Prize winners, a poet laureate, and the first biomedical engineer ever to receive a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award,” among others.

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