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College of Information and Communications

Full-time Writing Instructor

Posted April 16, 2018

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a full-time instructor to join the faculty in August 2018.  The ideal candidate will have deep expertise in mass communications writing, both journalistically and strategically, and a passion for teaching writing and preparing undergraduate students for the professional work of journalism and mass communications.


Candidate must have a minimum of five years of professional experience in journalism and public relations, with a majority of that experience focused on developing stories and writing for the media.  Experience should also include knowledge of writing in the online and social media environment. Candidate must have a master’s degree in mass communications, journalism or a related field.  Previous teaching experience will be a plus.


Teach writing courses across the curriculum, which could include introductory courses in writing for mass communications, public relations writing, social media writing, editing and other advanced writing courses. Participate in faculty governance.

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 1,700 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.  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

Applicants should apply here» 

Nominations or questions should be addressed to:
Lisa Sisk
Chair –Instructor Search Committee
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina


The search committee’s review of applications will begin April 23, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

* Equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.