The Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California seeks an adjunct instructor, specializing in arts & culture writing to teach JOUR 591: Arts Writing Practicum.
JOUR 591: Arts Writing Practicum is about the written word as the bedrock for all forms of top-notch storytelling about the arts and culture, be it criticism or commentary or features. The course is required for all the graduate masterâs students in the Specialized Journalism (the Arts) program. The class is small, allowing for individual attention to be paid by its professor. Emphasis is on strengthening individual voice, opinion and sensibility both through exposure to key thinkers in past and current literature and by requiring multiple drafts of written assignments. The professor encourages curiosity in a diversity of art forms, different cultural practices and new modes of criticism and reporting through robust in-class conversations.
Requirements for consideration include a B.A., B.S., M.S., or an MA degree in a related field (especially journalism, English, creative or non-fiction writing.) Previous teaching experience is desirable (three years is ideal). Accomplished journalism professionals be they culture or media or art critics, editors, publishers and producers in a variety of mediums are especially welcomed. Ideally, they are versed in multiple art forms and cultures, as well as media literacies and practices.
Applicants should send a letter describing their background, interests and areas of expertise, along with an up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae through USCâs job site.
The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is among the nationâs leading institutions devoted to the study of communication, journalism and public relations. With an enrollment of 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students, USC Annenberg scholars, both students and faculty, are defining these fields for the 21st century and beyond.
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.