The Department of Communication and Emerging Media at the University of South Carolina Aiken
(UofSC Aiken) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to start August 16, 2022. USC Aiken is a growing and forward-thinking liberal arts university consistently ranked a top public
college in the South. We seek an individual with
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching visual communication and media production.
• Secondary expertise or experience in social media marketing and/or analytics or experience with
media writing preferred.
• Ability, as needed, to support the core communication courses for the majors.
• Experience teaching online courses.
• Commitment to personal and professional growth of students, including communication
competence, written and oral skills, and problem-solving abilities.
• Ability to provide conscientious academic advisement, work well with colleagues and community
members, engage in scholarly activity, and provide service to the university, community and/or
Potential opportunity to create and/or redesign classes related to our new Emerging Media degree.
Ph.D. required by time of appointment. Preference given to candidates with communication, media
studies, or mass communication degrees. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
UofSC Aiken continues to diversify its faculty ranks to more closely resemble our student population,
approximately 40% of whom are from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups. UofSC Aiken is an
affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in educational or employment
opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, transgender status, genetics, or protected
veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
The initial screening of applications will begin January 10, 2022 and continue until the position is
filled. To be considered for this position, applicants must apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/110563 and upload the following with their online application: a current
CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy, research proposal, unofficial graduate and undergraduate
transcripts, and full contact information for 3 professional references. Please direct additional questions
to Ms. Elizabeth Webb, Search Chair, Department of Communication and Emerging Media,
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional documentation will be solicited as needed.
The Department of Communication and Emerging Media offers two B.A. degrees (Communication B.A.
and Emerging Media B.A.) along with a minor in Communication. The Department also offers an online
B.A. degree in Communication through Palmetto College. We serve approximately 140 majors. Our
curriculum for each B.A. degree includes nine core courses and a required capstone internship
experience, and is designed to challenge students to understand, integrate and apply theories and
principles from both speech and mass communication areas. We emphasize critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
The University of South Carolina Aiken, a public comprehensive university in the University of South
Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,900 students in 50 programs of study. UofSC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide “America’s Best Colleges.” The 2021 distinction marks UofSC Aiken’s 23rd consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 15th time in first place.
Additionally, UofSC Aiken was recognized for being a Best College for Veterans and a Top Performer in Social Mobility. UofSC Aiken is South Carolina’s COPLAC institution providing a unique and strong liberal arts core within our degree offerings. We boast students from 35 states and 32 countries. UofSC Aiken has ten NCAA Division II Athletic programs. Learn more about the Department of Communication and Emerging Media and USC Aiken at http://www.usca.edu.
Situated on 450 acres, UofSC Aiken is located thirty minutes from Augusta, GA (home of the Masters
Tournament and Fort Gordon, new home of US Army Cyber Command), one hour from Columbia, SC, and within three hours of Charleston, SC, coastal beaches, and the Appalachian Mountains. Aiken is noted for its famous thoroughbred horses, numerous parks and golf courses, wonderful weather,
spacious avenues, and stately homes.