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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of English Language and Literature

Television and Emerging Screen Studies Job Search

Television and Emerging Screen Studies
Assistant Professor

 The Department of English Language and Literature ( and the Film and Media Studies Program ( at the University of South Carolina invite applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professorship in Television and Emerging Screen Studies. The successful candidate might specialize in television of the “network era” or in the transformation of production, programming, and distribution in the “broadband” era. She/he might, for example, study mainstream commercial forms, or uses of television and its successor technologies for community activism, video-art installations, gaming, and/or personal video productions. Contributions to digital humanities initiatives on campus are welcome, as are research agendas that engage the unique archival resources of the University’s Moving Image Research Collections ( Regardless of specialization, the successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach core courses in the undergraduate Film and Media Studies curriculum as well as contribute to developing graduate curricula through courses in her/his research area.

To APPLY, please send a CV, letter of interest, brief writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation to

For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than Oct. 20, 2014.
Inquiries about the search may be directed to committee chair Mark Cooper,

The Department of English Language and Literature features a strong and flexible undergraduate major and graduate degrees in literature, composition and rhetoric, creative writing, and speech communication. Its diverse faculty includes internationally-known scholars in English and American literature, African American studies, composition and rhetoric, history of authorship and publishing, literary theory, linguistics, communication studies, film and media studies, and creative writing.

The Film and Media Studies Program offers an innovative undergraduate major, fully integrating the study of film and related media in its required history, criticism, and theory courses. Its internationally-regarded faculty contribute to graduate training in the College of Arts and Science, the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies, the College of Computer Science and Engineering, and the School of Music.

The University of South Carolina's main campus is located in the state capital, close to the mountains and the coast. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated the University of South Carolina as one of only 73 public and 35 private academic institutions with “very high research activity” and also lists USC as having strong focus on community engagement. The University has over 31,000 students on the main campus (and over 46,000 students system-wide), more than 350 degree programs, and a nationally-ranked library system that includes one of the nation’s largest public film archives.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina 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, or veteran status.


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Television and Emerging Screen Studies Job Search
Posted:  August 25, 2014