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College of Mass Communications and Information Studies

Employment Opportunities

Broadcast Journalism

Posted Aug. 19, 2014

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications invites applications for a tenure-track position in broadcast journalism to join the faculty in August 2015. The position is open rank and 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 entry level broadcasting courses that focus on videography, editing, writing for the eye and ear as well as story construction. The ideal candidate will be able to teach students general assignment reporting skills, including interviewing and on-air delivery techniques and how to structure, write and build a television newscast.

Expertise and experience in shooting and editing video is required.

Candidates must have either a Ph.D. in communication or related areas or a master's degree with substantial professional experience in broadcasting. 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 strong record of or potential for scholarly research.

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 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

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.

Application Procedure

Applications, nominations or questions may be addressed to:

Van Kornegay
Chair – Broadcasting Faculty Search Committee
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

Applicants should send electronically a letter of application, CV, the names of at least three references and an online link to video samples that demonstrate shooting and editing capability. The 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 September 15th and continue until the position is filled.