The University of South Carolina, Columbia, invites applications
and nominations for the position of Director of the School of Journalism
and Mass Communications. The School is part of the College of Mass
Communications and Information Studies, which also includes the School
of Library and Information Science and the Director holds the position
of Associate Dean of this College. The Director reports directly
to the Dean of the College.
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications has enjoyed consistent
and sustained growth in its accomplishments in academic scholarship
and professional areas and offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in five
major areas of study – journalism, electronic journalism, advertising,
public relations and visual communications. The School also confers
the Master of Arts, Master of Mass Communication and Doctor of Philosophy
degrees and the student body consists of 1,500 undergraduate and
75 graduate students. The faculty of the School of Journalism and
Mass Communications are viewed as innovators outside of the traditional
classroom and leaders in study abroad education and service learning.
The Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications
is the top academic and administrative officer in the School. The
Director oversees all undergraduate and graduate faculty and programs,
staff, budgets, resource development and allocation and provides
academic and administrative leadership. The successful candidate
will have strong academic credentials (earned doctorate required),
a national reputation, leadership skills and management experience.
The qualifications of candidates should also include a record of,
and continuing commitment to, scholarly and professional achievement
commensurate with appointment as a tenured full professor in the
School. The Director will be expected to demonstrate commitment to
the School’s dual-track (academic and professional) faculty
tenure and promotion system and to (and ideally experience with)
maintaining the School’s accreditation with the Accrediting
Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC).
The position will require the ability to work collaboratively with
the Director of the School of Library and Information Science.
We are proud of our research, educational and professional accomplishments
and want to continue this success. We are looking for a proven leader
who has the passion and ability to lead a talented and innovative
group of scholars and educators to the next level and help oversee
the transition to a new undergraduate curriculum in 2014 and our
anticipated 2015 move to a state-of-the art facility located in the
heart of the USC campus. The position will be available after August
Applications and Nominations: The search committee will begin reviewing
applications on October 31, 2013. Applicants should send a letter
of application, curriculum vitae and names of three references either
by regular mail or as PDFs in an email to:
Director Search Committee
c/o Nancy Twohey- firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Carolina Coliseum 4000
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
The chair of the Director Search Committee is Dr. Sandra Kelly.
Applicants may contact Dr. Kelly at: email@example.com or
The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal
opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
The University of South Carolina is responsive to the needs of dual