Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

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 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.

Benefits for FTE 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 Instructions to Applicant
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.

Funding Information

Position Attributes

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

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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