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Publication or Company Emerson College
Job Title Assistant Professor - Magazine Publishing
Industry Magazine Publishing, Higher Education
Salary Competitive
Benefits Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Boston, MA
Job Requirements The Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Magazine Publishing to teach a range of magazine publishing courses. The initial appointment is for the 2013–14 academic year beginning August 28, 2013.

The college seeks a passionate, dedicated magazine professional committed to teaching multiple aspects of magazine publishing to undergraduate and graduate students who will become leaders in the publishing industry. The candidate should have a masters degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience), familiarity with developing technologies as they relate to magazine publishing, experience with both print and online publishing, and the ability to develop new courses reflecting an evolving industry. The candidate should present evidence of successful teaching inside or outside the academy. Significant professional magazine experience, including writing, is preferred. Applicants with experience at emerging or innovative publications are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing (WLP) offers four degree programs: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Publishing and Writing, and Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Publishing courses are a feature of both the undergraduate and M.A. programs. Alumni from our programs go on to enter the publishing world in a range of positions and fields.

Emerson College, located in the center of Boston, is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to communication and the arts. The college enrolls approximately 3,200 full-time undergraduates and nearly 1,000 full and part-time graduate students in its School of the Arts and School of Communication.

Emerson College values and has placed an institutional priority on multiculturalism in the campus community. Through its constantly evolving curriculum it seeks to prepare students for success in an increasingly multicultural society. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, students and staff from diverse backgrounds. Members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Emerson College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages diversity in its workplace.

Applicants must fill out an online application form at http://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/5548 that must a letter of application, curriculum vita, writing sample (maximum 15 pages), links to relevant professional work, and three letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2012 and continue until an appointment is made.


About Our Company Emerson College is the only comprehensive college or university in America dedicated exclusively to communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in downtown Boston, at the gateway to the Theatre District and in close proximity to major media outlets. It also has facilities in Los Angeles and the Netherlands.

The College was founded in 1880 as a small school of oratory. Over the years, it has evolved into a multi-faceted college that is internationally recognized for excellence in its fields of specialization, which are communication, marketing, communication sciences and disorders, journalism, the performing arts, the visual and media arts, and writing literature and publishing.

Two of our graduate departments (writing, literature and publishing and communication sciences and disorders) are consistently rated among the best in the country by U.S. News and other organizations.
The College enrolls some 3,800 full-time undergraduates and nearly 1,000 full and part-time graduate students in its School of the Arts and School of Communication. This diverse group of men and women come from 48 states and three dozen countries. Several hundred more part-time and non-degree students take courses via our Professional Studies & Special Programs department.

Our 30,000 alumni are active in all aspects of the communication and entertainment industries and in many other fields, and many of them may be familiar to you. They include, among others, producers Norman Lear, Kevin Bright (Friends), Max Mutchnick (Will and Grace) and Vin Di Bona (America's Funniest Home Videos); actors Henry Winkler, Denis Leary and Richard Dysart; talk show host Jay Leno; journalist Morton Dean; Boston broadcasters Pam Cross, Susan Wornick, Ed Harding, Maria Stephanos and Maria Menounos; and entrepreneur and makeup artist Bobbi Brown.


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