Adjunct Lecturer of Communication Strategies for Innovators and Entrepreneurs

University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Adjunct Lecturer of Communication – Communication Strategies for Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Faculty Los Angeles, California

The Master of Communication Management (MCM) program in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California seeks a qualified Adjunct Lecturer to supplement instruction offered by our full-time faculty, specifically to teach CMGT-516 Communication Strategies for Innovators and Entrepreneurs.  In this course, students will assume the role of both entrepreneurial clients and marketing communication consultants, mastering both theoretical approaches and practical skills. Topics include ideation, articulating the mission and vision, using communication to differentiate from competitors, marketing communication mix, and pitching.  

Candidates must have substantial industry experience in marketing and/or entrepreneurial communication. Teaching experience in marketing communication, strategic and organizational communication, other fields of applied communication is highly desired.

Applicants

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 shotlow@usc.edu. Materials submitted by regular mail will not be accepted.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Education: A Master’s in Communication, Public Relations, Marketing, Business Management, Entrepreneurship or related fields.

Minimum Experience: 15 years of professional experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Education: A Master or Ph.D. in Communication, Public Relations, Marketing, Business Management, Entrepreneurship or related fields.

Preferred Experience: Teaching experience in marketing communication, strategic and organizational communication, other fields of applied communication. Demonstrated ability to coach and help students achieve their academic and professional goals. Work experience in related positions at start-up companies.

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, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of under presented 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 undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.