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The University of South Carolina is hiring PR research faculty for 2011

The University of South Carolina's School of Journalism and Mass Communications seeks applicants for up to two scholars with a strong emphasis in Public Relations research beginning August 2011. We are looking for individuals who have a commitment to teaching, a passion for scholarship and the desire to significantly contribute to our graduate program. These positions require a Ph.D. in mass communications or related field. Outside industry is a plus. Open rank.

In addition to burgeoning Ph.D. /M.A. program, the School of Journalism and Mass Communications offers bachelor's degrees in print and electronic journalism; advertising and public relations and visual communications. The School's Ph.D./M.A. programs are particularly strong in health/ science/ risk communications, new media technologies and communication law. The M.M.C. program is particularly strong in integrated communications. The University has begun a number of interdisciplinary initiatives and we are particularly interested in individuals who have the desire to work across disciplines inside and outside the School.

The ideal candidates would have teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level in public relations as well as documented successful involvement with a graduate program, such as chairing doctoral dissertations or teaching graduate seminars. We appreciate all methodologies for better understanding the media and welcome innovative researchers who have experience in more than one method for date gathering.

These positions carry a 2/2 teaching load with an expectation of sustained and productive research as well as contributions to the service of the School, the University, and our profession.

Applicants should send a letter of application, CV, the names of at least three references and any support material to: Erik Collins, Ph.D., J.D., Chair, Faculty Search Committee, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208.

The University of South Carolina is a research university with more than 27,000 students located in South Carolina's capital, a unique family-friendly city located equidistant from two hour rides to beautiful Atlantic beaches or the historic, rolling Blue Ridge mountains. The School has an enrollment of 1,400 undergraduates and 60 graduate students in print and electronic journalism; advertising; visual communications, and mass communications. The largest enrollment sequence is public relations. 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 web site at www.jour.sc.edu.

The search committee's review of applications on a rolling basis will begin September 15, and continue until the position is filled.

Rank and salary will depend on qualifications and experience. Employement begins in August 2011.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

 

 
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