PROFESSOR OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE Â (Open Rank Non-Tenure Track) Â - Public Relations
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
The University of Southern Californiaâs Annenberg School of Journalism seeks applicants for a Professor of Professional Practice in Public Relations faculty appointment. The is an open rank non-tenure track position. We seek a dynamic, forward-looking public relations professional who will join our faculty as we revise both undergraduate and graduate public relations programs.
Candidates should have a deep understanding of current trends in the field of public relations, its related disciplines of strategic communication, marketing and advertising and a fluency in contemporary skills such as content strategy, content marketing, influencer outreach, data analytics, media relations, and crisis management.
Outstanding candidates will also have substantial experience designing and implementing campaigns for diverse communities. The professor of practice will join an Annenberg tradition of innovation and enrich the Schoolâs ability to equip our next-generation practitioners to think critically and strategically, offer their work creatively on converged platforms, and lead collaborative campaignsÂ that engage Â diverse communitiesÂ and demonstrate cultural fluency. They will be responsible to teach a range of required and elective courses that engageÂ both theoretical trends and current industry practices.
The USC Annenberg Strategic Public Relations Program prepares its graduates to lead in a world where every brand, organization and individual today has the opportunity to communicate with audiences across a diverse and changing array of platforms/channels and an imperative to reach those audiences with their story. Located at the intersection of technology, media and communication, Annenberg is transforming the practice of public relations by training the next generation of communicators using a highly applied, hands-on learning model.
We offer bachelorâs and masterâs degrees and enjoy extensive collaboration with our colleagues in the Journalism Program Â and our sister School of Communication, as well as with scholars across the campus.
Applicants are asked to submit their credentials including a letter describing their background, interests and areas of expertise, their curriculum vita or resume, three letters of reference, and samples of their recent scholarly or professional work through USCâs job site.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The University of Southern California was founded in 1870 and is today home to more than 40,000 students and nearly 3,600 full-time faculty. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, and the city's largest private employer, USC is a leader among US institutions of higher education in the enrollment of international students. USC has an endowment of $4.5 billion and substantial federal research funding, placing it in the top tier of US research universities.
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 atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.
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.