Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

Columbia, SC
Jul 25, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Posting Number FAC00040PO17 Classification Title Assistant Professor Internal Title Assistant Professor/Associate Professor Campus Columbia 01 College/Division College of Information and Communications Department School of Journalism and Mass Communications Advertised Salary Range Commensurate with experience Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Hours per year 1,462.50 Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 9 months Work County Richland 40 Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured Job Search Category Faculty-Tenured Track/Tenured

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina is a premiere flagship research institution in South Carolina and one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report. With more than 46,000 students on eight campuses, the University of South Carolina is a leader in improving the lives of individuals in South Carolina and around the world. Founded in 1801, the University of South Carolina employs almost 14,000 people. At the University of South Carolina, our employees include some of the brightest minds and most accomplished professionals in the world. The diversity of thought and active engagement of our colleagues makes for a dynamic and interesting work environment. The University has been named a best place to work, and a big part of that is the people. Our diverse faculty and staff embody a dedication to serve our students, so that a job becomes a passion with no limits.

Benefits for Temporary Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a seasoned tenure-track assistant or associate professor in public relations to join the faculty in August 2018.

Required Education and Experience

Appointment at the assistant professor level requires completion of the Ph.D. in public relations, mass communications or a related field, and an established research agenda. Assistant professor candidates should be able to demonstrate teaching experience as a graduate teaching assistant, instructor of record or other relevant teaching experience, and at least three years of professional experience in public relations. Appointment at the associate professor level requires a strong record of scholarly research.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferably, candidates should have experience teaching public relations at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and at least three years of professional public relations experience.

We are looking for a candidate with the ability and willingness to teach public relations campaigns, writing, management and/or other courses in our undergraduate and professional master's program and to teach both research- and theoretical-based courses in our doctoral program.

The ideal candidates will have expertise in digital, multicultural, or global public relations or other areas of interest compatible with our public relations curriculum and school mission. Ideal candidates will also demonstrate a record of service at the unit, university and professional levels.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 08/16/2018 Job Open Date 07/24/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Conditions for Eligibility Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References and Contact Information
  4. Research Portfolio
Optional Documents