Requisition ID: P01477536
Department: Annenberg School for Communication: School of Journalism_8
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: University Park Campus
School of Journalism
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
OPEN RANK PROFESSOR, JOURNALISM (TENURE TRACK)
The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking to recruit distinguished professionals and scholars for tenure-track positions on its journalism faculty. Professional candidates should have earned a national reputation through news coverage on both legacy and digital platforms and/or work as managers or entrepreneurs. Scholars should hold advanced degrees, have important publications in a field relevant to journalism practice or journalism studies and, preferably, a background in journalism. Faculty ranks for these positions are open and will be based on candidates' qualifications and experience.
Through its undergraduate and graduate programs, the School is committed to educating the future leaders and innovators of journalism at a time of revolutionary change in the profession. That can only be accomplished with a faculty that is constantly updating curriculum and expanding its expertise in the contemporary practice of journalism and the technological, social and economic forces that are shaping it. With at least two open positions, the School welcomes applicants with a variety of specialties and qualifications. These include subject-area journalism, such as the coverage of science or the environment, specialists in journalistic forms such as narrative or investigative reporting, and media studies scholars exploring issues of race, class and gender. In addition, the School welcomes applicants who are making significant contributions to the understanding of topics such as journalism's civic and social roles and its business models.
Candidates should be enthusiastic about teaching and developing new curriculum at all levels of study. A track record of successful teaching experience is preferred; however, journalists with minimal teaching experience but a distinguished track record in the field are nevertheless strongly encouraged to apply. Moreover, candidates should provide evidence of plans to make ongoing contributions to their fields. The School expects its faculty members to continue to be highly productive and to have a major impact on their fields through their professional work and research.
Students, faculty and staff across USC are now working daily on specific initiatives to enhance equity, inclusion and access for our diverse populations. Looking beyond the campus, the university has committed itself to support innovation, critical thinking and open debate that seeks to improve lives in the metropolis that surrounds us and the world beyond. Successful candidates will demonstrate experiences and aspirations that will contribute to these endeavors.
The School of Journalism has 548 undergraduate and 170 graduate students enrolled in degree programs in print, broadcast and online journalism and in public relations. The faculty consists of 42 full-time members and nearly 90 part-time instructors, including many professionals drawn from major media firms. In 2014, the School expanded into the newly built Wallis Annenberg Hall, which is equipped with state-of-the-art information technology. It hosts the Converged Media Center, a web-based, multimedia newsroom and learning laboratory.
The USC Annenberg School has leading programs and great scholars in the fields of public relations and communication. We encourage scholars and professionals to think about ways in which their work could benefit from the synergies of our programs, students, and faculty.
Applicants should send a letter describing their background, interests and areas of expertise, an up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae, a small sample of their professional or scholarly work and the names of three references through USC's job site, CLICK HERE Please note: Paper applications will not be accepted.
USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of ever race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.