Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media - College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Boston, Massachusetts


Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media, Tenure Track

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

This position has a specific focus on the current status, character, and influence of news/journalism in a rapidly changing media environment. The ideal candidate will help further integrate the media and journalism majors in the department. Candidates should be able to teach and do research in one or more of the following areas: the news media and politics; journalism in an age of disinformation campaigns and fake news; the news media and digital activism. 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