Adjunct Lecturer of Communication; Digital Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship

University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

United States

Adjunct Lecturer of Communication – Digital Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Faculty Los Angeles, California

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

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.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of under presented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

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