Instructor/Assistant Professor of Mass Communications

Claflin University
Orangeburg, SC

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Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details


The Department of Mass Communications invites applications for an instructor/assistant professor for the Fall 2022 semester. The successful candidate will be required to teach a wide range of courses not limited to video production, broadcast writing and reporting, multimedia reporting as well as news reporting, and audio and video editing. The candidate may also produce and deliver a student-led newscast for the department and supervise the CU National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) student chapter.


MA/MS in Mass Communications with a minimum of 18 documented hours in journalism, broadcast journalism or mass communications and expertise in broadcast news reporting and media writing are required. PhD preferred. Professional experience in a newsroom is also required. Expertise with the Adobe Creative Suite and knowledge of multimedia equipment is expected, along with a record of working with students.

PREFERRED: Preferred applicants will have at least two years' experience teaching courses in Broadcast News production to undergraduate students and the capacity to teach Adobe Premiere Pro. Also, ideal candidates should have some knowledge of news and script writing software.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants  should apply;; , send a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, unofficial copies of transcripts of all graduate work, a link to a portfolio of developed work, three current letters of recommendation and the addresses, telephone numbers and emails of at least three references professional references to:

Dr. Isaiah McGee, DeanSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Claflin University400 Magnolia StreetOrangeburg, SC 29115

Email: [email protected] Office telephone: (803) 535-5234


Claflin University is a nationally ranked comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with The United Methodist Church. A historically black university founded in 1869, Claflin is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Claflin seeks to foster a rich community comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administrators who work to nurture and develop the skills and character needed for engaged citizenship and visionary and effective leadership.

In its undergraduate programs, Claflin provides students with the essential foundation of a liberal arts education. Emphasizing critical and analytic thinking, independent research, oral and written communication skills, the University invites students to use disciplined study to explore and confront the substantive challenges facing the global society. Claflin’s graduate programs provide opportunities for advanced students to increase their specialization in particular fields of study oriented toward professional enhancement and academic growth. Its continuing education programs provide students with expanded avenues for professional development and personal fulfillment.

Clafin Guiding Principles

At the center of everything we do is a system of values informing and guiding all policies and programs. These values, expressed through our decisions and actions, are defined by five overarching guiding principles:

Commitment to Excellence

Through doing things better and differently.

Commitment to Valuing People

By providing a safe, wholesome and healthy environment for our people to live, learn and work. 

Commitment to Being Customer Focused

Ensuring that everyone knows who the customer is, and takes steps to show it.

Commitment to Exemplary Educational Programs

By educating our students in a way to help them have a full, quality life and function as productive citizens.

Commitment to Financial Accountability

By putting in place sound and effective fiscal policies which are consistent with the mission and goals of the university.

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