Adjunct Lecturer of Communication



Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism


Adjunct Lecturer of Communication

Innovation in the Information Economy

The Master of Science in Communication Data Science (CMDS) program, a joint degree program offered by the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism in partnership with the Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, is seeking an Adjunct Lecturer to teach the “Innovation in the Information Economy Course” during the Spring semester of 2020. This is one of two core courses in the CMDS program. We are seeking applicants with deep knowledge of the origins, evolution and impact of innovation in the media, advertising and/or related communication industries. Ideal applicants will have both technical skills (e.g. programming, applied data science, digital analytics, etc.) and domain specific expertise (e.g. entertainment, marketing, advertising, social etc.).   


In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the USC Careers Services website. Submission materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three recommenders. The cover letter should be addressed to School of Communication Faculty Search Committee, attention Billie Shotlow, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California, 3502 Watt Way, Suite 305, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0281. Applicants may direct questions to Billie Shotlow at or (213-821-2718). Materials submitted by regular mail will not be accepted.

Previous teaching experience is encouraged but not necessary. Professional experience may be substituted for academic credentials.

Minimum Education: Master’s Degree in Communication or a related field

Minimum Experience: Graduate teaching experience

Preferred Education: PhD in Communication or a related field.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.