Posted July 26, 2017
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 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.
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.
Applicants should apply here: https://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.
Nominations or questions may be addressed to:
Chair – Broadcast Journalism Faculty Search Committee
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
The search committee’s review of applications will begin September 15 and continue until the position is filled.