Assistant Professor of Communication - College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Boston, Massachusetts


Assistant Professor of Communication, Tenure Track    

The Communication, Journalism and Media Department at Suffolk University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2020 (pending final budgetary approval).

This position is for a communication generalist with an emphasis on global and cultural communication. The ideal candidate should be able to teach introductory classes such as Introduction to Communication, Principles of Oral Communication, and Intercultural Communication. In addition, the candidate will teach upper-level classes that examine the role of communication across various cultures, meaning-making in a globalized world, and the role of culture in different forms of communication. Our Global and Cultural Communication program has an emphasis on social justice issues, which provides links to the other majors in our department and the university’s Global Cultural Studies interdisciplinary major. Successful candidates will be expected to direct a productive research program and publish their research in peer-reviewed journals.  

Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and scholarly potential. Faculty responsibilities include a total teaching load of five courses per academic year. Service to the Department and the University through committee membership and student advising also is required.  A Ph.D. in Communication and Journalism or in a related discipline must be in hand by July 1, 2020.

Application should be made through the Suffolk HR website and should include the following elements: 1) letter of application; 2) CV; 3) graduate transcripts; 4) statement of  teaching philosophy; 5) statement of research interest and published work and/or recent sample of professional work; 6) sampling of course syllabi and recent student evaluations of teaching; and 7) three letters of reference (sent electronically to Maureen Dooley at  Deadline for applications is November 22, 2019.

Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in downtown Boston, and is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community.  Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. To learn more about Suffolk University visit our website at