College of Information and Communications
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Advertised Salary Range
Commensurate with experience
Location of Vacancy
Hours per week
Hours per year
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Job Search Category
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.
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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.
Advertised Job Summary
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.
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.Required Education and Experience
Candidate must have a minimum of 5 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.Preferred Qualifications
Posting Detail Information
Desired Start Date 08/09/2018 Job Open Date 04/13/2018 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.Quicklink for Posting http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/29324 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, protected veteran status or genetics.
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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- List of References and Contact Information
- Letter of Recommendation 1
- Letter of Recommendation 2
- Letter of Recommendation 3
- Media File
- Other Supporting Documents
- Teaching Portfolio
- Writing Sample(s)/Sample Publications
- Teaching Statement
- Research Statement