Adjunct Lecturer of Communication – Digital Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Digital Media Management (DMM) program at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism seeks a qualified Adjunct Lecturer to teach the course DMM 550 – Digital Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This course covers management of digital media innovation within digital media organizations and new entrepreneurial ventures, and ways for alleviating challenges to equity and diversity. In this course, the Adjunct Lecturer will teach students how to:

  • Categorize concepts of innovation across organizational, technological, and humanistic registers.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of options for entrepreneurship in projects common to the digital media industry.
  • Create strategies for content production that builds on existing organizational assets.
  • Analyze challenges to equity, diversity, and inclusion in digital media innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Examine the benefits of direct forms of communication with customers to improve product ideas and acquire funding.

Ideal candidates will have at least 10 years of experience in digital media entrepreneurship, along with teaching experience in marketing, digital media, or other fields of applied communication.


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 Materials submitted by regular mail will not be accepted.


Preferred Education: A master’s or Ph.D. in communication, public relations, marketing, business management or related fields.

Preferred Experience: Minimum 10 years professional research experience within a corporation, university, or independent consultancy. Teaching experience in marketing research, digital media, or other fields of applied communication. Demonstrated ability to coach and help students achieve their academic and professional goals.

The hourly range for this position is $46.97 – $55.86. 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 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.

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