Job Posting - Boston College Communication

Boston College

Boston, MA

Assistant Professor of Screen Studies

Deadline: September 16

The Department of Communication at Boston College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Screen Studies. The successful candidate should demonstrate an active research agenda dealing with screen studies in the context of contemporary convergence culture, with topical focus on screen history, theory, and criticism.

The successful candidate will be required to teach Film Theory and Criticism, as well as courses such as Introduction to Digital Media Studies, Global Screen Cultures and additional classes in the candidate's area of specialty. The Communication Department at Boston College is committed to excellence in research, scholarship, and teaching. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in service to the department, college, and the discipline. The teaching load for the position is 3/2, or 5 courses per year.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication or Film Studies in hand by May, 2020. Candidates should have an established record of scholarship in Screen Studies with emphasis on the areas specified.

Applicants should upload current CV, a list of three references, two writing samples, a statement of teaching effectiveness, and a cover letter by September 16th, 2019. Questions about the position or the application process should be addressed to Matt Sienkiewicz, Chairperson, Communication Department, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA (

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

Area(s) of Specialization Desired: Communication, Film Studies

Position Start Date: Fall 2020

Interfolio Letters: Accepted

Teaching Load: 3/2

Expected Service Responsibilities: Advising, Committees