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College of Information and Communications

Instructor – Media Studies and Public Communication

Posted April 11, 2017

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of South Carolina invite applications for a full-time instructor to join the faculty in August 2017.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for teaching in communication and media studies, including public communication, media and society and women, minorities and media.


Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of research and teaching experience at the college-level.  Candidate must have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field. 


Teach four classes per semester – two in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and two in the Department of English Language and Literature. Courses may vary, depending on the needs of the units, but may include Public Communication (SPCH 140), Media and Society (JOUR 101) and Women, Minorities and Media (JOUR 311). 

This is a full-time, non-tenure track position.

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.  The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated the University of South Carolina as one of only 73 public and 32 private academic institutions with “very high research activity” and also lists USC as having strong focus on community engagement. The University has over 31,000 students on the main campus (and over 46,000 students system-wide), more than 350 degree programs, and a nationally-ranked library system that includes one of the nation’s largest public film archives.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status. 

Application Procedure

Applications, nominations or questions should be addressed to:

Dr. Andrea Tanner
Professor and Director
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208.

Applicants should send electronically a letter of application, CV and the names of at least three references.   Application materials should be prepared in a single PDF and emailed to Andrea Tanner (  The review of applications will begin April 17, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.