Adjunct Instructor, Arts Writing Practicum

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California seeks an adjunct instructor, specializing in arts & culture writing to teach JOUR 591: Arts Writing Practicum.

JOUR 591: Arts Writing Practicum is about the written word as the bedrock for all forms of top-notch storytelling about the arts and culture, be it criticism or commentary or features. The course is required for all the graduate master’s students in the Specialized Journalism (the Arts) program. The class is small, allowing for individual attention to be paid by its professor. Emphasis is on strengthening individual voice, opinion and sensibility both through exposure to key thinkers in past and current literature and by requiring multiple drafts of written assignments. The professor encourages curiosity in a diversity of art forms, different cultural practices and new modes of criticism and reporting through robust in-class conversations.

Requirements for consideration include a B.A., B.S., M.S., or an MA degree in a related field (especially journalism, English, creative or non-fiction writing.) Previous teaching experience is desirable (three years is ideal). Accomplished journalism professionals be they culture or media or art critics, editors, publishers and producers in a variety of mediums are especially welcomed. Ideally, they are versed in multiple art forms and cultures, as well as media literacies and practices. Applicants should have a primary career elsewhere.

Applicants should send a letter describing their background, interests and areas of expertise, along with an up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae through USC’s job site.

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is among the nation’s leading institutions devoted to the study of communication, journalism and public relations. With an enrollment of 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students, USC Annenberg scholars, both students and faculty, are defining these fields for the 21st century and beyond.

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