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College of Information and Communications

Visual Communications

Posted Sept. 20, 2017

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in our innovative visual communications major to join the faculty in August 2018. 

The ideal candidate would have demonstrable skills in video production as well as the design of online content using HTML and CSS. All candidates would need to be able and enthusiastically willing to teach courses at the undergraduate level that include video production, design of online content and principles of visual communications.

The school maintains a dual-track (academic and professional) faculty tenure and promotion system, values both academic credentials and professional expertise and welcomes candidates from both sides. Candidates must have either a Ph.D. in communication or related areas or a master’s degree with substantial professional experience in a field related to visual communications.

A portfolio of video, multimedia or web design work is required of all candidates.  Candidates with a Ph.D. are expected to demonstrate a strong record of or potential for scholarly research.  ABDs are encouraged to apply.

The School

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications enrolls approximately 1,600 undergraduates and 60 graduate students in journalism, advertising, public relations, visual communications and mass communications. The SJMC offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism and mass communication and a Ph.D. in mass communication. 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 South Carolina’s 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 a portfolio of video, multimedia or web design work.  Applicants may choose to provide a URL where these materials can be accessed. 

Nominations or questions may be addressed to:

Bonnie Drewniany
Chair – Visual Communications Faculty Search Committee
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208 

Phone: 803-777-6093

The search committee’s review of applications will begin November 10 and continue until the position is filled.

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