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Tenure-track position in Health and Strategic Communication

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The University of South Carolina’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SJMC) is seeking an outstanding Professor with a focus on Health and Strategic Communication (advertising/public relations) to join us in August 2012. This is a new position funded by USC’s Faculty Replenishment Initiative; the salary for the position is highly competitive.

The ideal candidate will be able to lead initiatives in health communication as we expand our curriculum and scholarship in this discipline. The ideal candidate will be a colleague who shares our passion for academic achievement and inspired teaching. He/she must hold a Ph.D. and also have:

• a track record of sustained productivity in major government or foundation grants and publications
• professional experience in strategic health communication
• the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams across the University (including the Arnold School of Public Health)

Graduate teaching experience in advertising, public relations and/or strategic communication is desired; public relations is preferred. Candidates’ credentials must be appropriate for appointment at the rank of tenured full Professor.

The University of South Carolina is a research university with nearly 30,000 students. It sits at the heart of South Carolina’s capital, just two hours from both the coast and the mountains. The SJMC offers bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism and mass communication, as well as a Ph.D. in mass communication. The School has approximately 1,400 undergraduates and 60 graduate students in print and electronic journalism, advertising and public relations, visual communications and mass communications. For more information, see our website at www.jour.sc.edu.

The School is a leader in the Science and Health Communication Research Group, a multidisciplinary effort aimed at strengthening collaborative research among various schools and colleges at the University of South Carolina. The SJMC also offers a Certificate of Graduate Study in Health Communication, an interdisciplinary certificate administered jointly by the school, the Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior and the School of Library and Information Science.

Applicants should send a letter of application, CV and contact information for three references to:

Dr. August Grant
Search Committee Chair
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

Questions about the position can be directed to the Search Committee Chair at augie@sc.edu or 803.777.4464. Review of applications will begin January 15 and continue until the position is filled.

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 career couples.

If you want more information about this position or know someone who you think should apply for the position, please use this brief Online Nomination Form arrow

 
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