University of Southern California


The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California invites nominations and applications for the position of Professor of Journalism and Director of the School of Journalism. The ideal candidate will be a nationally and internationally recognized practitioner or scholar with an interest in academic experience, have an impressive record as an institution-building administrator or management experience with large organizations. Candidates are also expected to meet School and University standards for full tenured professors.

A successful candidate will possess the qualifications necessary to assume responsibility for the direction of the School of Journalism. The Director will oversee graduate and undergraduate degree programs in Journalism and Public Relations. The qualified candidate will be responsible for developing, in conjunction with the faculty and the Dean, the School’s evolving mission, goals, and long-range strategic plans. He or she will provide leadership in academic and professional communities; promote public and scholarly inquiry on the future of Journalism and Public Relations; understand the diverse and evolving digital landscape, encouraging critical thinking, experimentation and innovation; and will help the School invent new field-defining practices for public-facing digital communication professionals. Additionally, the Director will promote and support teaching and scholarly research; lead recruitment of new faculty, support professional growth and encourage collaboration within current faculty.

The candidate should be passionate about the role that Journalism and Public Relations play in defining public life and recognize that the changing media and societal landscape calls for forward-thinking, innovative, ethics-based education in both fields.

In order to be considered for the position, all candidates must apply via the Careers at USC website at this link Click Here where you will find the full job description. Submission materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The cover letter should be addressed to the School of Journalism Faculty Search Committee, University of Southern California, 3502 Watt Way, Suite 305, Los Angeles, California 90089-0281. Materials submitted by regular mail will not be accepted.

Review of applications will commence on November 20, 2017 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information regarding accommodations is available by contacting

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