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Adjunct Instructor, for Navigating Media and News in the Digital Age
University of Southern California (USC)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: REQ20108564
The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California seeks one or more highly qualified adjunct instructor(s) to teach sections of ASCJ 200: Navigating Media and News in the Digital Age.
As an instructor, you will be responsible for teaching at least one section of the lab requirement. You will provide students with the foundational skills needed to perform extensive research on a chosen topic, and to create multimedia assignments that make a sound critical argument related to their topic. Using the Adobe Creative Cloud, students will learn to create infographics, shoot and edit video, record and edit podcasts, and manipulate images. Students will also create individual WordPress sites where they will post all assignments (written and digital) and maintain a Twitter feed. Â Duties and Responsibilities:
Deliver workshops over a 15-week period on multimedia production as outlined in the syllabus to meet course objectives. Each weekly lab section meets for 80 minutes.
Administer and grade assignments based on student learning outcomes and assignment rubrics.
Be available to hold weekly office hours and respond to student inquiries in a timely manner.
Be fully engaged in the course, which may include attending lecture sessions and team meetings.
Â Essential Qualifications:
B.A or B.S. degree in journalism, communication, design, cinema/tv or a related field.
Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud; ability to teach workshops and troubleshoot in the following programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition, Premiere Pro. Certification in at least one program would be highly desirable.
Ability to explain technical concepts to students in a patient and friendly manner.
Understanding of design fundamentals.
Ability to assess student writing and projects based on critical thinking, analysis, and argumentation.
Strong organizational, motivational, and communication skills.
Ability to teach and explain theoretical concepts.
Be receptive to critical feedback from the lead faculty.
Ability to use (or learn) the universityâs learning management system, Blackboard.
Own (or have access to) a laptop computer that is capable of running the latest version of the Adobe Creative Cloud. You will be provided with the software.
Â Preferred Qualifications:
Masterâs degree in journalism, communication, design, cinema/tv or a related field.
Previous teaching or training experience.
5+ years of industry experience in multimedia production, design, journalism or a related field.
Applicants should have a primary career elsewhere.
Â The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is among the nationâs leading institutions devoted to the study of communication, journalism and public relations. With an enrollment of 1,700 undergraduate and graduate students, USC Annenberg offers B.A., masterâs, and Ph.D. degrees. Multidisciplinary and international in scope but focused and practical in application, USC Annenberg scholars, both students and faculty, are defining these fields for the 21st century and beyond. Â
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.