USC Annenberg Offers Tenure-Track Position in Diversity and Digital Media

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking a tenure track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the area of diversity and digital media. We seek faculty who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service. We are especially interested in work at the intersection of communication theory, digital media and issues of difference.

As communications media serve increasingly diverse and global constituencies, understanding of the ways in which differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, national origin and other “fault lines” can divide us and present barriers to communication becomes even more critical. We seek candidates who are interested in a broad array of topics in the area, including barriers to adoption of digital technologies by underrepresented groups; media diversity and public policy; representation of women and minorities in the media; social networking and political mobilization; assistive and adaptive technologies for persons with disabilities; and diverse voices in user-generated content. Candidates should have competencies in robust qualitative and/or quantitative techniques for examining data from media sources across multiple platforms.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with the new Institute for Diversity and Empowerment at Annenberg (IDEA). IDEA will examine diversity in media, illuminating the complexities of inclusion and multiculturalism with the goal of making positive, long-lasting change to facilitate civic engagement and foster partnerships between the School of Communication and other organizations.

About the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

The USC Annenberg School was established in 1979 with a gift from US Ambassador Walter Annenberg. It was expanded to include programs in Journalism and Communication Arts and Sciences in 1994, and has continued to grow to its current size of 95 full-time faculty, 100 adjunct faculty, and 175 staff, with the support of more than $182 million in gifts from the Annenberg Foundation. We have recently opened a new 85,000 square foot building, made possible by an additional $50 million gift from Wallis Annenberg. The Annenberg School has a combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment of 2200.

About the University of Southern California

The University of Southern California is a leading private research university. USC was founded in 1880 and is today home to more than 40,000 students and nearly 3,600 full-time faculty. It is located in the heart of one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, and the city’s largest private employer, USC enrolls more international students than any other US university. USC has an endowment of $4 billion and substantial federal research funding, placing it in the top tier of US research universities.

Applicants

In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the USC Employee Recruitment Services website at this 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 required to submit three (3) letters of recommendation. The cover letter should be addressed to School of Communication Faculty Search, attention Dorine Lawrence-Hughes, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California, 3502 Watt Way, Suite 305, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0281.

Applicants may direct questions to Dorine Lawrence-Hughes:
dllawren@asc.usc.edu or (213-740-3970). Materials submitted by regular mail will not be accepted.

Review of applications will commence on January 5, 2015 and continue until the position is filled or the search closed.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information regarding accommodations is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.