Lecturer/Instructor in Data, Media, and Society Campus:
College of Information and CommunicationsDepartment:
CIC School of Information ScienceAdvertised Salary Range:
Commensurate with experiencePart/Full Time:
Full TimeHours per Week:
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis :
9 monthsWork County:
Professional TrackJob Search Category:
FacultyAbout University of South Carolina:
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.Diversity Statement:
At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.Advertised Job Summary:
School of Information ScienceU.S. News & World Report ranked the School of Information Science (iSchool) in the top 20 of Information and Library Schools. The iSchool is nationally accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). The School of Information Science offers a Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS), a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), and a Doctorate in Library and Information Science. Our diverse, engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment within the school. In addition, a rich potential for collaborative and interdisciplinary connections exists across the university, such as the Arnold School of Public Health. Examples of existing faculty research expertise include social media analysis, big data and text mining; medical and health informatics; data analytics; and information visualization. College of Information and CommunicationThe College of Information and Communications (CIC) is home to two nationally accredited schools: the School of Information Science (iSchool) & the School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SJMC). CIC provides outstanding teaching, research and community outreach. As such, it is one of only a few universities to combine its communications and information science programs, two rapidly evolving — and converging — fields united by a shared belief that information accessibility is the cornerstone of self-governance. Our diverse, engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment within the school and across the University. The College has approximately 1,800 undergraduates, 450 graduate students, and more than 100 faculty and staff members. New assets available to faculty and students in both schools include the Social Media Insights Lab and the Biometric and User Experience Lab. Both are designed to facilitate the study of issues related to data, media and their impact on society. University of South CarolinaThe University of South Carolina in Columbia is the major research institution of the University of South Carolina system and its largest campus, enrolling approximately 35,000 students. The university offers over 320 degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional program levels. Founded in 1801, it is among America’s oldest and most comprehensive public universities and is one of only 32 public universities to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s top-tier designations in both research activity and community engagement. South Carolina’s capital city is currently undergoing a number of urban revitalization projects and offers residents a growing range of artistic, cultural and recreational opportunities. In addition, the university is close to Charlotte and Atlanta and within a two-hour driving distance to mountains and beaches.
- Ability to teach both undergraduate- and Masters-level courses.
- The successful candidate must have the minimum of an earned Master’s Degree in information science/systems, informatics, data science, business, computer science, or communication, or a related field, along with a commitment to excellence in teaching both face-to-face and online.
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Desired Start Date:
- Ability to teach in face-to-face, online, or hybrid delivery.
- The applicant shows potential for teaching effectiveness. Typical indicators include past teaching/course evaluations, a documented history of developed courses/curricula, and/or pedagogical training.
- Ability to teach students how to derive valuable communication insights from large data sets
- Relevant teaching experience
- Relevant professional experience
08/16/2022Job Open Date:
10/14/2021Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
Candidates should be prepared to upload (1) a letter of application which includes a short statement on their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, (2) CV or resume, (3) a list of references including their names, phone numbers, and email addresses, and (4) a teaching portfolio that may consist of such items as a summary of all recent teaching evaluations, teaching philosophy, history of curricular and course development, and/or pedagogical training. Applications received by January 15, 2022, will be assured full consideration; however, the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. For additional information about this position, please feel free to contact Search Committee Chair (Amir Karami) at [email protected]. Required Documents:
Quicklink for Posting:
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae/Resume
- List of References and Contact Information
- Teaching philosophy/portfolio including a summary of all teaching evaluations over the last five years
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.