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College/Division: College of Information and Communications
Department: CIC School of Information Science
Advertised Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Advertised Job Summary:
The College of Information and Communications at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer/Instructor in Data, Media, and Society with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. A suitable candidate must be able to teach courses online and in-person in programming, database, data analytics, and digital communications courses to undergraduate and graduate students. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds.
The candidate is expected to teach four courses per semester at undergraduate and/or graduate level. The classes are related to programming, database, and data analytics, and digital communications, such as Fundamentals of Data and Digital Communications and Information Visualization. The successful candidate will be able to work with students and faculty from theSchool of Information Science (iSchool) and the School of Journalism and MassCommunication (SJMC).
The start date for the position is August 2022. This is an annual 9-month appointment that may be renewed for two additional years, contingent upon satisfactory job performance and program needs. There will also be opportunities for additional summer teaching. The position is ideal for a candidate interested in a career in academia with teaching as a major focus. The hiring committee encourages women, minority, and international candidates to apply.
School of Information Science
U.S. News & World Report ranked the School of Information Science (iSchool) in the top 20 of Information and Library Schools. The iSchool is nationally accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). The School of Information Science offers a Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS), a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), and a Doctorate in Library and Information Science. Our diverse, engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment within the school. In addition, a rich potential for collaborative and interdisciplinary connections exists across the university, such as the Arnold School of Public Health. Examples of existing faculty research expertise include social media analysis, big data and text mining; medical and health informatics; data analytics; and information visualization.
College of Information and Communication
The College of Information and Communications (CIC) is home to two nationally accredited schools: the School of Information Science (iSchool) & theSchool of Journalism and Mass Communications (SJMC). CIC 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. Our diverse, engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment within the school and across the University. The College has approximately 1,800 undergraduates, 450 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 Laband the Biometric and User Experience Lab. Both are designed to facilitate the study of issues related to data, media and their impact on society.
University of South Carolina
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 a number of urban revitalization projects and offers residents a growing range of artistic, cultural and recreational opportunities. In addition, the university is close to Charlotte and Atlanta and within a two-hour driving distance to mountains and beaches.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Ability to teach both undergraduate- and Masters-level courses.
The successful candidate must have the minimum of an earned Master's Degree in information science/systems, informatics, data science, business, computer science, or communication, or a related field, along with a commitment to excellence in teaching both face-to-face and online.
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.
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