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College of Information and Communications

Broadcast Journalism Instructor

Posted February 2, 2017

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a full-time instructor in broadcast journalism to join the faculty in August 2017.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for teaching and preparing undergraduate students for the professional work of television news.


Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in broadcast journalism, with a majority of that experience reporting, producing or shooting/editing for television news.  Experience should also include knowledge of online journalism and social media expectations. Candidate must have a master’s degree in journalism or a related field.  Previous teaching experience and/or experience managing student productions for air will be a plus.


Teach, coach and mentor as part of a faculty team assigned to the School’s senior semester capstone courses that produce an award winning, daily half-hour television newscast and maintains a student news website.  Duties may also include teaching in other multimedia courses.  Participate in faculty governance and professional service activities.

The teaching load is four classes per semester.  This is a full-time, non-tenure track position.

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 school moved to its new 55,000-square-foot facility in Fall 2015, which includes an industry state-of-the-art television control room, two broadcast studios and a 40 work space newsroom.  The SJMC offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism and mass communication and a Ph.D. in mass communication, and has enjoyed consistent and sustained growth in its accomplishments in academic and professional areas.  

The University

The University of South Carolina is in South Carolina’s capital, a 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.

Application Procedure

Applications, nominations or questions should be addressed to:

Rick Peterson
Chair – Broadcast Journalism Instructor Search Committee
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208 803-777-5203

Applicants should send electronically a letter of application, CV or resume, the names of at least three references and three video samples demonstrating professional expertise.  Applicants may upload video samples to an online video site and submit the URL.  All other application materials should be prepared in a single PDF and emailed to the search committee chair.  The search committee’s review of applications will begin March 2, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.