University of Southern California — Assistant Professor of Communication

The School of Communication at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. This search aims to help create a diverse faculty body and especially seeks applicants who contribute to equal opportunity here at USC. We particularly welcome candidates who place race and ethnicity, diasporic communication, communication and media issues in underserved populations, or social inequalities at the center of their research and teaching interests, as well as faculty who might bring to their research diverse perspectives that stem in part from their non-traditional educational backgrounds or from their personal experiences as members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

Candidates may work in any area in the Communications field: Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Rhetoric, Information and Communication Technologies, Health Communication, among others. Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. in Communication or in a related discipline. Scholars representing all methodological traditions are encouraged to apply. ABD’s who will have degree in hand by August 2017 and recent Ph.D.s are especially encouraged to apply.

This position would potentially be supported in part by the USC Provost’s Assistant Professor Fellowship program, which supports new faculty to pursue scholarship and tenure. The Provost’s Assistant Professor Fellowship program provides a first year without teaching obligations followed by the standard six-year probationary appointment.

We seek a colleague whose work will grow into making high-impact interventions into the Communications field and contribute to the current and future work of the School, and to that of the USC campus broadly.


In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the USC Employee Recruitment Services website at the following link Submission materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, samples of recent referred publications and the names and contact information for three recommenders. 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: or (213-821-2718). Materials submitted by regular mail will not be accepted.

Review of applications will commence on October 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled or the search closed.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.