Assistant Professor/Instructor of Mass Communication (Photojournalism)

DIVISION: Communication, Arts, and Social Sciences
SUPERVISOR’S TITLE: Department Chair
DEPARTMENT: Communication & Arts
BASIC FUNCTIONS:| This is a full-time position, 9-month academic year, beginning August 1, 2023.

The position requires teaching 200-, 300- and 400-level hands-on courses in Photography for Social Media, Photojournalism, Digital Photography and Practicum / Internship courses. Frequent course-related field production assignments and ad-hoc production projects are expected. Additional responsibilities include maintaining and updating the photography equipment located in the Media Center and photography lab, as well as mobile media kits, and Mass Communication Mac Lab.  This position is expected to advise 10-15 Mass Communication students per semester as well as to serve as an advisor of a student organization.

This position works closely with students, faculty, and visitors personally and via phones and e-mail and has many interruptions throughout the day. Ability to manage flexible situations, ability to successfully relate to students of diverse backgrounds and commitment to the College’s mission and vision are required for successful candidate. The position offers a unique opportunity to leave a mark on the life of various student populations and other constituencies of an HBCU institution. We are looking for a motivated, creative self-starter with a track-record of professional excellence and the ability to effectively build and maintain the infrastructure of a student broadcasting station and social media channels.


  • At least a Master’s Degree (Instructor) or a Ph.D. degree (Assistant Professor) in Photography, Photojournalism, Visual Media or similar
  • Ph.D. or MFA preferred


  • Demonstrated experience in photojournalism with a portfolio of photography samples
  • Proficiency with the latest versions of Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Ability to transfer knowledge in class and field projects across learning modalities and incorporating students with disabilities in an engaging and inspiring manner
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to all students and colleagues

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work in a typical high-pressure, deadline-driven media production environment.
  • Dedication to the Mission and Vision of Benedict College and the Mission of the Mass Communication Program.

Qualified applicants should submit:

  • a completed Benedict College application

  • three current 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
  • COVID immunization record


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

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by May 30, 2023

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