ANDREW R. LACK PROFESSOR OF JOURNALISM & THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA, COM
Boston University - Boston, MA
The Journalism Department in the College of Communication at Boston University invites applications for the first Lack Professor, to explore and shape the processes of digital change sweeping through the practices of journalism and the institutions of the news media. We seek a forward-looking, dynamic thinker with a national and international reputation for scholarship or professional achievement in the field of media economics and the future of journalism. Candidates for this endowed chair should present qualifications suitable for appointment as a tenured full professor at Boston University, based on a record of scholarship and intellectual leadership. The Lack Professor should demonstrate a record as an active contributor to the public discourse on the digital transformation of journalism and the new economics of media. The position presents extensive opportunities for cross-disciplinary pursuits across the University and in nearby Boston-area institutions.

The professorship is endowed by Andrew Lack, the chief executive officer of Bloomberg Media Group and a Boston University graduate.

Established in 1947, the College of Communication (COM) at Boston University is a large college with a department specializing in Journalism, as well as a department of Film and Television and a department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations. COM’s student population exceeds 2,000 annually, including undergraduate and Master’s level students. The college integrates a strong liberal arts core with a heavy focus on preparing students for careers as communication professionals. Our faculty is a blend of traditional academicians and widely experienced 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.

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We request a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest, as well as the names of three possible references. Applications may be sent by mail or, preferably, by email, with attachments in a Word or PDF file format, to: Maureen Mahoney, Assistant Dean, Boston University College of Communication, 640 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215. Email: maclark@bu.edu. All inquiries will be confidential.

Review of materials will begin June 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. The estimated start date for the successful candidate is January 1, 2014.

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Requires: We seek a forward-looking, dynamic thinker with a national and international reputation for scholarship or professional achievement in the field of media economics and the future of journalism. Candidates for this endowed chair should present qualifications suitable for appointment as a tenured full professor at Boston University, based on a record of scholarship and intellectual leadership. The Lack Professor should demonstrate a record as an active contributor to the public discourse on the digital transformation of journalism and the new economics of media.

Boston University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

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