Assistant Professor of Mass Communication

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MASS COMMUNICATION, FULL-TIME, TENURE-TRACK

DIVISION: HASS

SUPERVISOR’S TITLE: Department Chair                        DEPARTMENT: Communication & Arts

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

This is a full-time position, 9-month academic year, tenure-track, beginning August 1, 2022.

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PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITY:

The successful candidate will fulfill the responsibilities of a journalism writing domain expert. This position requires teaching the 200- and 300- and 400-level hands-on courses, such as MASS233 Writing for Mass Media, MASS234 Reporting for New Media, MASS334 Feature Editorial Writing, MASS332 Media Practicum and MASS338 Layout for Publications and MASS 437 Media Law and Ethics, with up to four courses taught each semester. The competitive candidate should maintain a commitment to student recruitment and retention, and a commitment to scholarly, service, and community activities appropriate in academe. This faculty member will maintain 10 office hours per week for student access and inquiry.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

A successful candidate will have at doctorate degree in Mass Communication, with undergraduate and Master’s – level course work completed within Journalism, Broadcasting, Print, PR, or Integrated Communications concentrations respectively. Teaching experience and the ability to relate to all students and colleagues is a requirement. As well, a broad knowledge of the Mass Media industries and a recent experience as a reporter, editor, PR officer or news producer is essential. The winning candidate will be comfortable serving as a news writing and editing domain expert.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

See above

Qualified applicants should submit:

  • a completed Benedict College application
  • three reference letters
  • official college transcript(s)
  • a current background check
  • a cover letter addressing how you meet the qualifications of the position, including teaching experience
  • copy of driver’ license
  • copy of social security card
  • a curriculum vitae

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Submit Application Packet to

Benedict College
Office of Human Resources
ATTENTION: Academic Affairs
Dr. Janeen P. Witty
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

For further information, contact:
Professor Gina Moore, Chair,
Communication and Arts Department
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
803-705-4605
gina.moore@benedict.edu

To apply for this job please visit www.benedict.edu.

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