Assistant or Associate Professor of Communication (Open Rank)

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Organizational Communication

Assistant or Associate Professor of Communication

The School of Communication at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism seeks to fill a faculty position in Organizational Communication, and invites qualified applicants to apply for a full-time, tenure-track position at either the Assistant or Associate rank. The position is designed to attract a current or future leader in Organizational Communication who develops new theoretical approaches and/or advances research methodologies to address important societal issues and inform practical real-world applications in communication.

The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in Organizational Communication or a related field, demonstrate excellence in at least one programmatic line of research, exhibit knowledge and skill in applying mixed methodologies to research and possess experience in writing and managing grants. Further, an ideal candidate is one who can inspire both undergraduate and graduate students, and who can advise students seeking to work in both academic and non-academic positions.  Candidates are expected to teach undergraduate, MA and PhD classes, mentor doctoral students, supervise cutting-edge, innovative projects, and should exhibit evidence of teaching excellence. We anticipate that our new colleague will foster collaboration with other academic units across the University, and with external partners as well.

The Annenberg School is committed to fostering a culture and climate of tolerance, diversity and inclusion, as is evident in the Schools' various centers and initiatives ( Consequently, all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply in accordance with the University's mission to ensure equal opportunity (see below).

About the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

The USC Annenberg School was established in 1971 with a gift from US Ambassador Walter Annenberg. It has grown over time to include programs in Journalism, Communication, Public Relations and Public Diplomacy, and now houses several important centers and initiatives ( The School has a long history of collaborating with other academic units, and with agencies off campus. Interdisciplinary work is highly valued and expected. The School recently expanded to include a second modern 85,000 square foot building providing more space for public events, for student work groups and student-faculty meetings. The School has a combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment of 2200.


To be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the USC Employee Recruitment Services website at the following link Submission materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, samples of recent refereed publications and the names of three references. Final candidates will be requested to submit three (3) letters of recommendation. The cover letter should be addressed to School of Communication Faculty Search, 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: ( or (213-821-2718). Materials submitted by regular mail will not be accepted.

Review of applications will commence on October 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled or the search closed. Questions or concerns about the position or the search process can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Michael Cody, at

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. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

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.