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College of Mass Communications and Information Studies

Employment Opportunities

Multiplatform Journalism

Posted Aug. 5, 2014

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in multiplatform journalism to join the faculty in August 2015.

The ideal candidate will be well versed in the theories, concepts and techniques of multiplatform journalism and interactive storytelling. We are looking for a candidate with a professional background in web-based journalism who will teach courses in that area and who has the skills and interest to also teach some broadcast journalism courses in our award-winning undergraduate program. Expertise and experience in digital journalism and visual storytelling, including story development, new narrative forms, new workflows and transmedia production techniques – especially in mobile journalism – will be a plus.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in communication or a related area or a master's degree with substantial professional experience in multimedia 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 research in journalism and mass communications. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to teaching undergraduate journalism courses and a passion for scholarship in journalism and mass communications.

The School

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications 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 in South Carolina's capital, a unique, family-friendly city 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:

Andrea Tanner, Ph.D. Chair
Multimedia Journalism 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 one sample of either a journal article or professional output to demonstrate research and/or professional expertise. The application materials should be prepared in a single PDF, and we encourage including clickable links to your relevant materials (i.e., journal article or professional output), if they are online. The electronic document should be emailed to the search committee chair. The search committee's review of applications will begin October 15 and continue until the position is filled.