Lecturer/Instructor in Data, Media, and Society

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.

Job Responsibilities

The Candidate will be expected to teach four courses per semester (4 courses in Fall + 4 courses in Spring = 8 courses per year) at both undergraduate and graduate levels.  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 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.

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to teach both undergraduate- and Masters-level courses. 
  • The successful candidate must have the minimum of an earned Master’sDegree 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.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion


Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to teach in face-to-face, online, or hybrid delivery.
  • The applicant shows potential for teaching effectiveness.  Typical indicators include past teaching/course evaluations, a documented history of developed courses/curricula, and/or pedagogical training.
  • Ability to teach students how to derive valuable communication insights from large data sets
  • Relevant teaching experience
  • Relevant professional experience

Application Process

All applicants must complete an online application at UofSC Jobs: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/108212. Candidates should be prepared to upload (1) a letter of application which includes a short statement on their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, (2) CV or resume, (3) a list of references including their names, phone numbers, and email addresses, and (4) a teaching portfolio that may consist of such items as a summary of all recent teaching evaluations, teaching philosophy, history of curricular and course development, and/or pedagogical training. 

Faculty will be available to meet with candidates attending the ASIST and ICIS conferences; applicants not attending ASIST or ICIS will also be considered.  Applications received by January 15, 2022, will be assured full consideration; however, the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. For additional information about this position, please feel free to contact Search Committee Chair (Amir Karami) at karami@mailbox.sc.edu

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.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. 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. More information is available at https://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/diversity_equity_and_inclusion/.