University of South Carolina

Broadcast Journalism

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in broadcast journalism to join the faculty in August 2018. The position is available for professional or academic track (but any academic track candidates would need to be able and enthusiastically willing to teach skills courses).

We are looking for a candidate with the ability and willingness to teach broadcast journalism courses that focus on videography, editing, story construction and writing for the eye and ear. The ideal candidate will be able to teach students general assignment reporting skills, including interviewing and on-air delivery techniques, as well as methods for online and social media storytelling.

The successful candidate will provide the committee with a reel, portfolio, or online links to media content that clearly demonstrate the candidate’s experience and expertise.

Candidates must have either a Ph.D. in communication or related areas or a master’s degree with substantial professional experience in broadcast journalism. The School maintains a dual-track (academic and professional) faculty tenure and promotion system, values both academic credentials and professional expertise and welcomes candidates from both sides. ABDs are encouraged to apply. Candidates with a Ph.D. are expected to demonstrate a strong record of or potential for scholarly research.

The School
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications currently enrolls approximately 1,500 undergraduates and 60 graduate students in journalism, advertising, public relations, visual communications and mass communications. The SJMC offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism and mass communication and a Ph.D. in mass communication. The faculty consists of a collegial group of researchers and educators with a wide range of backgrounds and interests. For more information, visit the school’s website at www.jour.sc.edu.

The University
The University of South Carolina is classified as a research-extensive university with very high research activity.  The university is located in South Carolina’s capital, a unique, family-friendly city located equidistant from beautiful Atlantic beaches and the historic, rolling Blue Ridge mountains. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Application Procedure
Please apply at: http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/17139

Application materials should include a letter of application, CV, the names of at least three references and an online link to three video samples demonstrating professional expertise. Applicants may upload video samples to an online video site and submit the URL. The search committee’s review of applications will begin September 15th and continue until the position is filled.

Nominations or questions may be addressed to:
Van Kornegay
Chair – Broadcast Journalism Faculty Search Committee
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
kornegay@sc.edu
(803) 777-7037

University of South Carolina

Public Relations

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a seasoned tenure-track assistant or associate professor in public relations to join the faculty in August 2018.

Appointment at the assistant professor level requires completion of the Ph.D. in public relations, mass communications or a related field, and an established research agenda. Assistant professor candidates should be able to demonstrate teaching experience as a graduate teaching assistant, instructor of record or other relevant teaching experience, and at least three years of professional experience in public relations.

Appointment at the associate professor level requires a strong record of scholarly research.  Preferably, candidates should have experience teaching public relations at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and at least three years of professional public relations experience.

We are looking for a candidate with the ability and willingness to teach public relations campaigns, writing, management and/or other courses in our undergraduate and professional master’s program and to teach both research- and theoretical-based courses in our doctoral program.

The ideal candidates will have expertise in digital, multicultural, or global public relations or other areas of interest compatible with our public relations curriculum and school mission. Ideal candidates will also demonstrate a record of service at the unit, university and professional levels.
 
The School
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and enrolls approximately 1,500 undergraduates and 60 graduate students. The School maintains a dual-track (academic and professional) tenure and promotion system and values both academic credentials and professional expertise.  The faculty consists of a collegial group of researchers and educators with a wide range of backgrounds and interests. For more information, visit the school’s website at www.jour.sc.edu. With the largest major in the school, the public relations sequence boasts outstanding students and accomplished faculty, houses an award-winning, student-run strategic communication agency and supports student organizations such as PRSSA.

The University
The University of South Carolina is classified as a research-extensive university with very high research activity.  The university is located in South Carolina’s capital, a unique, family-friendly city located equidistant from beautiful Atlantic beaches and the historic, rolling Blue Ridge mountains. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

Application Procedure
Applicants should apply here: http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/17087

Application materials should include a letter of application, CV, the names of at least three references and one sample of either a journal article or professional output to demonstrate research and/or professional expertise.  The search committee’s review of applications will begin September 15th and continue until the position is filled.

Nominations or questions may be addressed to:
Shirley Staples Carter, Ph.D.
Chair – PR Faculty Search Committee
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
SSCARTER@mailbox.sc.edu
(803) 777-7037 or
(803) 777-3324