Professor of Professional Practice, Public Relations and Advertising
University of Southern California (USC)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: REQ20139007
PROFESSOR OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE - Public Relations and Advertising
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
The University of Southern Californiaâs Annenberg School of Journalism seeks applicants for a Professor of Professional Practice in Public Relations faculty appointment. We seek a dynamic, forward-looking public relations professional who will join our faculty to help support our undergraduate and graduate public relations programs. USC Annenberg Public Relations and Advertising programs prepare graduates to lead in a world where every brand, organization and individual today can communicate with audiences across a diverse and changing array of platforms/channels and an imperative to reach those audiences with their story. Located at the intersection of technology, media and communication, Annenberg is transforming the practice of public relations by training the next generation of communicators using a highly applied, hands-on learning model.
Candidates should have a deep understanding of current trends in the field of public relations, its related disciplines of strategic communication, marketing and advertising and a fluency in contemporary skills such as content strategy and marketing, media relations, data analytics, and crisis management.
Candidates should demonstrate an aptitude for academic program leadership, including supporting curriculum development, program evaluation and industry partnerships. Candidates should possess a strong commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, staff, and students.
Outstanding candidates will possess professional expertise relevant to the development, implementation, and evolution of our public relations curriculum. Candidates will be expected to support these ongoing curricular initiatives while supporting the development of industry-facing collaborative coâcurricular learning experiences.
Minimum Qualifications:â¯ Masterâs degree in Public Relations (or related field) is preferred. Bachelorâs degree (coupled with longer professional career/experience) is acceptable.Â
Applicants are asked to submit their credentials including a letter describing their background, interests and areas of expertise, their curriculum vita or resume, three letters of reference, and samples of their recent scholarly or professional work through USCâs job site https://usccareers.usc.edu/
The annual base salary range in this postion is $140,000 - $180,000.
When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope of responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations. Â
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The University of Southern California was founded in 1870 and is today home to more than 40,000 students and nearly 3,600 full-time faculty. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, and the city's largest private employer, USC is a leader among US institutions of higher education in the enrollment of international students. USC has an endowment of $4.5 billion and substantial federal research funding, placing it in the top tier of US research universities.
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. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.
As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.