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Professor of the Practice of Advertising

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The Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations in Boston University’s College of Communication seeks to fill two full-time Professor of the Practice, Advertising faculty positions beginning with the 2021-22 academic year.

As a welcoming educational community, we believe that advertising professionals must embrace cultural and social diversity in order to achieve true excellence in our field. We seek senior advertising executives who have had a profound and enduring influence on the advertising industry and its advancement, both professionally and culturally.

Boston University identifies “Professors of the Practice” as “officers of instruction who are or have been distinguished practitioners in their respective professions and whose primary responsibilities lie in teaching, mentoring, and service.” BU offers degrees in advertising at the graduate (Master of Science in Advertising) and undergraduate (Bachelor of Science in Advertising) levels.

Teaching assignments for those selected for these full professor positions will include some combination of these undergraduate and graduate courses: Media Strategies, Consumer Insight & Account Planning, Fundamentals of Creative Development, Advertising Management, Portfolio Development, Copywriting, Creative Video Development, Interactive Marketing Strategy, Brand Experience Marketing, Digital Communication, Design Strategy, AdLab, Principles and Practices of Advertising as well as courses in Research, Measurement and Evaluation. The successful candidates will also assist other BU advertising faculty members as they enhance the good name of BU through advising students and via service to professional societies such as AAF, 4A’s, ANA, AMA, DMA, etc.

BU has redoubled its commitment to more fully embody its founding principles. To that end, we are especially eager to have join our ranks a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive.


Those interested should send a letter of application and a complete C.V. to  Review of applications will begin January 14, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled. Applications should specifically mention the “Professor of the Practice, Advertising” position.

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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BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States
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