Adjunct Instructor, Law of Mass Communication – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California seeks an adjunct instructor to teach JOUR 462: Law of Mass Communication in Fall 2024. 

JOUR 462 covers the essential legal framework of the rights and responsibilities as journalists.  It is a required course for undergraduate journalism majors. 

Applicants should have a minimum of five years of professional experience in media law. A strong candidate demonstrates a thoughtful understanding of current issues in the industry. Teaching experience is preferred but not required.

This is a part-time, in-person position based in Los Angeles. It is not eligible for remote work. Applicants should have a primary career elsewhere.

The hourly range for this position is $36.37 – $45.46. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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.

Applicants should send a letter describing their background, interests and areas of expertise, and an up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae through the Careers at USC website.

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