PROFESSOR, ASSOCIATE OR FULL, JOURNALISM (TENURE)
School of Journalism
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
We are looking for a visionary faculty colleague to direct a dynamic, diverse program on culture and the arts at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in Los Angeles.
Candidates may come from the practice of journalism or from the scholarly community. The successful candidate will be hired to serve as a tenured associate or full professor. They must be able to lead a program that reflects the diversity of creative and cultural expression in the city’s changing communities, as well as in our changing world.
Founded in 2008, the culture and arts journalism program at USC Annenberg is a masters’-level degree program that has emphasized an interdisciplinary approach that encourages collaboration with USC’s six arts schools, as well as the Los Angeles creative community.
The areas of arts and culture are open to interpretation, and may include areas of identity, intersections, food, music, arts, and much more. The position offers an opportunity to build, grow and shape an existing program that is open to innovative change; to lead creative collaborations within the school and the community; to develop focused curriculum on various areas related to arts, culture and diverse communities; to work with faculty and students on projects, and to make an impact on the industry.
The successful candidate will become part of a faculty community that seeks to research and teach a broad array of journalistic norms, principles and practices. In addition to the teaching and research expected of all faculty, this position has specific responsibilities for directing a graduate program focused on arts and culture journalism. The program director is encouraged to strengthen the program’s capacity, including extending current collaborations and creating new partnerships across diverse communities.
Given the nature of the program, the school takes a broad view of the appropriate credentials for this position. The indispensable component, however, is a track record of innovative and consequential contributions to the journalism of culture and the arts, which can be through reportage, criticism or scholarship.
The ideal candidate will have
Applicants should send a letter describing their background, interests, areas of expertise and vision for this position. Also include, an up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae, a small sample of their professional or scholarly work and the names of three references through USC’s job site, http://jobs.usc.edu/
Applications are accepted until the position is filled.
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