The USC School of Cinematic Arts is seeking applicants for an open-rank part-time faculty position at the Adjunct Assistant, Associate, or full Professor level (dependent upon experience), to teach course CNTV 522: The Television Industry â Networks, Cable and the Internet. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the television industry, including the conception, development, and selling of an idea. It will also focus on how networks, cable companies, internet, and mobile platforms operate.
Applicants should be able to teach graduate-level students the creative and business practices of developing, producing, marketing, programming, and selling a television series. Qualified candidates will have extensive practical experience within the television industry and will be able to provide an in-depth learning experience that offers a thorough understanding of how television shows are made (creatively and financially), what makes successful programming, and where the future of the industry is headed.
Candidates will be required to call upon contacts from various business units of major entertainment companies and agencies to offer a unique learning experience, and to support lecture topics and discussion of current events related to television networks, cable, and streaming platforms.
Prior teaching or guest lecturer experience at the university level is preferred.
Minimum Education: Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Fine Arts from a 4-year institution.
Minimum Experience: 10 years professional experience as an agent, manager, or studio executive in the television industry (networks, cable, and/or streaming platforms).
Preferred Education: Masterâs degree
12-15 years professional experience as an agent, manager, or studio executive in the television industry (networks, cable, and/or streaming platforms).
Demonstrated teaching experience, ideally at the college level, but inclusive of professional and community seminars, workshops, and mentorships.
Internal Number: REQ20094947
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.