Adjunct Lecturer of Communication-Public Speaking

University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Adjunct Lecturer of Communication-Public Speaking

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Faculty Los Angeles, California

The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California is seeking an Adjunct Lecturer to supplement full-time faculty teaching for one section of COMM-204, Public Speaking during the Spring 2022 semester. The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience such that he or she can teach one undergraduate course in the areas of principles and practices of effective oral communication, analysis of the speaking-listening process, selection and organization of speech materials and use of new presentation technologies. 


In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the USC Careers Services website. Submission materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three recommendations. The cover letter should be addressed to School of Communication Faculty Search Committee, attention Billie Shotlow, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California, 3502 Watt Way, Suite 305, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0281. Applicants may direct questions to Billie Shotlow at or (213-821-2718). Materials submitted by regular mail will not be accepted.

Minimum Education: Master’s Degree in Communication or a related field.

Minimum Experience: Graduate teaching experience.

Preferred Education: PhD in Communication or a related field.

USC reserves the “Adjunct” appointment for faculty teaching less than full-time at USC, who are employed full-time in a primary profession or career elsewhere. Adjunct faculty typically teach only one course per year, but in exceptional cases, may teach one course per semester, if approved by the dean.

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. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.