Professional Track - Social Media Analytics Instructor
The University of South Carolina
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Internal Number: 136394
Classification Title: Instructor
College/Division: College of Information and Communications
Department: CIC Sch of Journ and Mass Comm
Advertised Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Advertised Job Summary:
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SJMC) at the University of South Carolina (USC) invites applications for a twelve-month professional-track instructor with expertise in social media listening and analytics. This person will also provide oversight and direction for the college's Social Media Insights Lab. The purpose of this position is to further strengthen the college's expertise in social media analytics for the benefit of our students, faculty, and partners.
This is a position with both teaching and administrative responsibilities.
Ability to teach courses in the area of social media analytics at undergraduate and graduate level.
Oversee and manage the operation of the CIC's Social Media Insights Lab, which includes writing and publishing reports, managing personnel, and working with academic and professional partners.
Support faculty research, including the UNESCO chair, as well as training.
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications The School of Journalism and Mass Communications currently enrolls approximately 1,700 undergraduates and 100 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 school houses two professional video studios, a photography studio, and five Mac labs. We extensively use Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop in our classes. As part of our program, every student has a subscription to Adobe Creative Suite.
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications is committed to the mission of the College of Information and Communications and the University of South Carolina to foster a diverse and vibrant academic environment, embrace diversity in its various forms and create a welcoming environment that encourages all to excel.
The College of Information and Communications is home to two nationally recognized schools, the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the School of Information Science. The college provides outstanding teaching, research, and community outreach. As such, it is one of only a few universities to combine its communications and information science programs, two rapidly evolving — and converging — fields united by a shared belief that information accessibility is the cornerstone of self-governance. The College has approximately 1,800 undergraduates, 500 graduate students, and more than 100 faculty and staff members. New assets available to faculty and students in both schools include The Social Media Insights Lab and the Biometric and User Experience Lab. Both are designed to facilitate the study of issues related to data, media, and their impact on society.
The University of South Carolina in Columbia is the major research institution of the University of South Carolina system and its largest campus, enrolling approximately 35,000 students. The university offers over 320 degrees at the bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional program levels. Founded in 1801, it is among America's oldest and most comprehensive public universities and is one of only 32 public universities to earn the Carnegie Foundation's top-tier designations in both research activity and community engagement. South Carolina's capital city is currently undergoing several urban revitalization projects and offers residents a growing range of artistic, cultural, and recreational opportunities.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Master's degree in a related field is required. Experience teaching, working with social media analytics, writing public reports, and management within an academic environment.
The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research and community engagement. Founded in 1801, the university offers more than 300 degree programs and is a top-tier Carnegie Foundation research institution. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of 20 locations throughout the state, including the research campus in Columbia. With 60 nationally ranked academic programs including top-ranked programs in international business, the nation's best honors college and distinguished programs in engineering, law, medicine, public health and the arts, the university is helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and around the world.