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Baldwin Business and Financial Chair in Journalism

Posted Nov. 7, 2017

South Carolina’s leading journalism school seeks an innovator and proven leader to head its growing business and financial journalism initiative.

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina invites applications for the Baldwin Business and Financial Chair in Journalism.

We are interested in candidates with a national/international reputation and a record of professional achievements and expertise in both business journalism and the business of journalism and mass communications.

The successful candidate will be prepared to lead a program that goes beyond journalism to build alliances with faculty and students among disciplines across the campus and beyond.

The chair will be committed to teaching on the undergraduate and graduate level, leading curriculum development in business and financial communications and inspiring both outstanding scholarship and practice in the field. The school is open to either a tenure/tenure-track or term appointment, depending on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications.

Candidates with a professional background should have a master's degree and significant professional experience, including leadership positions in journalism or mass communications. Candidates from an academic background should have the earned doctorate, a proven research record and professional/teaching experience.

The School

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and enrolls approximately 1,700 undergraduates and 60 graduate students. The School maintains a dual-track (academic and professional) tenure and promotion system and values both academic credentials and professional expertise. The faculty consists of a collegial group of researchers and educators with a wide range of backgrounds and interests.

The University

The University of South Carolina is classified as a research-extensive university with very high research activity. The university is located in Columbia, South Carolina’s state capital, a unique, family-friendly city located equidistant from beautiful Atlantic beaches and the historic, rolling Blue Ridge mountains. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer*, committed to building a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

Application Procedure

Applicants should apply here»

Application materials should include a letter of application, CV, the names of at least three references and one sample of professional or scholarly work.

Nominations or questions may be addressed to:

Professor Charles Bierbauer
Chair – Baldwin Business Search Committee
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208



The search committee’s review of applications will begin in January 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Employment will begin no sooner than August 2018.

* Equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.