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Expires July 01 2021

Arts and Culture Professor of Journalism (Open Rank)

University of Southern CaliforniaAnnenberg School of Journalism

PROFESSOR, ASSOCIATE OR FULL, JOURNALISM (TENURE)

School of Journalism

USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

We are looking for a visionary faculty colleague to direct a dynamic, diverse program on culture and the arts at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in Los Angeles.

Candidates may come from the practice of journalism or from the scholarly community. The successful candidate will be hired to serve as a tenured associate or full professor. They must be able to lead a program that reflects the diversity of creative and cultural expression in the city’s changing communities, as well as in our changing world.

Founded in 2008, the culture and arts journalism program at USC Annenberg is a masters’-level degree program that has emphasized an interdisciplinary approach that encourages collaboration with USC’s six arts schools, as well as the Los Angeles creative community.

The areas of arts and culture are open to interpretation, and may include areas of identity, intersections, food, music, arts, and much more. The position offers an opportunity to build, grow and shape an existing program that is open to innovative change; to lead creative collaborations within the school and the community; to develop focused curriculum on various areas related to arts, culture and diverse communities; to work with faculty and students on projects, and to make an impact on the industry.

The successful candidate will become part of a faculty community that seeks to research and teach a broad array of journalistic norms, principles and practices. In addition to the teaching and research expected of all faculty, this position has specific responsibilities for directing a graduate program focused on arts and culture journalism. The program director is encouraged to strengthen the program’s capacity, including extending current collaborations and creating new partnerships across diverse communities.

Given the nature of the program, the school takes a broad view of the appropriate credentials for this position. The indispensable component, however, is a track record of innovative and consequential contributions to the journalism of culture and the arts, which can be through reportage, criticism or scholarship.

The ideal candidate will have

--A record of strong leadership, including evidence of mentoring or managing individuals and teams.

--Demonstrated commitment to the training and development of new and diverse voices as well as a record of work serving diverse communities.

--Journalists should have demonstrated intellectual leadership through superlative work that breaks new ground

--Scholars should hold advanced degrees, have publications in a field relevant to culture and the arts and, preferably, a background in journalism. They will have published at least one important book, preferably by an academic press, which has made a significant contribution to public and scholarly understanding, discussion, and debate.

--Achievements recognized by industry, professional or academic organizations. These may include, but are not limited to, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Peabody Prize, National News and Documentary Emmy Award, or the Columbia-Dupont Award

--Enthusiasm about teaching, and interest in developing new curriculum at all levels of study.

--A track record of successful teaching experience is strongly preferred; however, journalists with minimal teaching experience but a distinguished track record in the field are also encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send a letter describing their background, interests, areas of expertise and vision for this position. Also include, an up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae, a small sample of their professional or scholarly work and the names of three references through USC’s job site, http://jobs.usc.edu/

Candidates whose completed applications are received by February 12, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications received later will be considered until the position is filled.

Expires August 01 2021

Clinical Faculty/Program Director of Communication Management Master's Program (Open Rank)

University of Southern California

The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California invites nominations and applications for the position of an open-rank Clinical Faculty member and the Director of Communication Management (CMGT) Master’s Program. CMGT is a field-leading program that prepares the next generation of communication practitioners, professionals, and executives to operate in positions of leadership, management, and strategy throughout the creative and media industries. The Director is charged with the critical development of a multidisciplinary and iteratively evolving curriculum that blends pedagogy around media and communication research and conceptual frameworks with state-of-the-art practices and skills. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, passionate educator or practitioner with experience teaching at the university level, a proven track record of engaging with and/or teaching on issues of diversity and equity, and an impressive record as a university administrator and/or senior-level management and leadership experience at a communication, marketing, or media organization. 

The CMGT program accommodates the ever-shifting demands by industry and students, domestic and international, in alignment with Annenberg’s other global-leading master’s programs. We seek a visionary candidate who can lead the largest Master’s program in the Annenberg School of Communication. This degree includes two modalities: an on-campus program and an online program. CMGT attracts new and experienced professionals who aim to become transformative leaders, drive innovation, and positively affect global business communication. Aligned with the global vision of the Annenberg School, the program also attracts students internationally and from diverse fields of study. Classes center on applying communication theories, academic research, and case studies to real-world decision making.  The program offers a vast array of courses taught by scholars, researchers, and industry professionals, featuring cutting-edge practices and skills for aspiring communication and media professionals.

A successful candidate will possess the qualifications necessary to immediately step into an intellectual and professional leadership role within the CMGT Master’s Program. The ideal candidate will become a thought leader throughout USC’s academic and professional communities; deepen our engagement with communication and media industries of practice; assist in recruitment of high-caliber scholars and practioners; support professional growth and encourage collaboration within current faculty; promote external partnerships across diverse communities; and create long-term strategic plans that not only shape the future of the degree program but also advance technology, creative, marketing, media, and entertainment industries.

In addition, the ideal candidate will:

-- Advance an innovative and cross-disciplinary vision for the future of Communication Management that best prepares students to thrive in this rapidly-changing landscape.

-- Demonstrate excellence, knowledge, and foresight in attending to the increasing needs for diversity and equity in communication industries and a commitment to serving communities that reflect the ethnic and racial diversity of our campus and of Los Angeles. This excellence should encompass experience with and dedication recruiting diverse voices in faculty and student populations and advocating for social justice, equal opportunity, and equitable representation throughout the communication field and the creative, tech, and media industries.

-- Promote excellence in masters-level teaching that anticipates the ongoing disruption in the field and industries and the shifting demands around research practices, skills, student interest, and areas of focus to include media and entertainment, video games, emergent media and information and communication technology, marketing communication, strategic and organizational communication, and/or health and social change.

-- Possess the administrative, supervisory, and budgetary skills expected of the leader of an expansive and highly-ranked master’s program. 

Those applying to the position should hold a graduate degree in Communication or related field, and although a PhD is preferred, it is not mandatory. This is designated as a Clinical faculty position, eligible for renewals and promotions. It is not a tenure-track position.

About the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

The USC Annenberg School was established in 1971 with a gift from US Ambassador Walter Annenberg. It has grown over time to include programs in both Journalism and Communication, and now houses several important centers and initiatives (https://annenberg.usc.edu/research). The School has a long history of collaborating with other academic units and with off-campus agencies. Noteworthy are our ties not only to other social sciences and neuroscience, but to the entertainment industry (e.g., via the Norman Lear Center), and to Technology and Games programs in Cinema and Engineering and the Medical School. Interdisciplinary work is highly valued and expected. The School recently expanded to include a second, modern 85,000-square-foot building providing more space for public events, student work groups, and student-faculty meetings. The School has a combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment of 2,200.

The Annenberg School is committed to fostering a culture and climate of tolerance, diversity and inclusion, as is evident in the Schools’ various centers and initiatives (https://annenberg.usc.edu/research). Consequently, all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply in accordance with the University's mission to ensure equal opportunity (see below).

Applicants

To be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the USC Employee Recruitment Services website. Submission materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, syllabi and/or curriculum design, and the names of three references. The cover letter should be addressed to School of Communication Faculty Search Committee, Attention: Dr. Courtney Pade, 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 shotlow@usc.edu regarding the search process. Materials submitted by regular mail will not be accepted.

Review of applications will commence on April 23, 2021 and continue until the position is filled or the search closed. Questions or concerns about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Courtney Pade, Assistant Director of the Communication Management Program, courtney.pade@usc.edu.

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. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at uschr@usc.edu. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law. 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.

Expires August 01 2021

Professor and Director of Digital Media Management Program (Open Rank)

University of Southern California

This fall, USC Annenberg will launch the Master of Science in Digital Media Management (DMM) program: an innovative, 100% online STEM degree program for aspiring leaders with at least 5 years of professional experience.

To inspire, educate, and mentor these advanced students, we are seeking a dynamic faculty colleague with executive experience in digital media, demonstrated thought leadership in their field, proven management skills, and a passion for teaching. This full-time position of Professor & Director will be situated at USC’s main campus in Los Angeles. Candidates with appropriate credentials may also apply for a tenure-track appointment, when available.

In addition to equipping students with the skills and expertise that will give them a competitive advantage, DMM is dedicated to advancing diversity, inclusion, equity, and access in the digital media industry. The curriculum emphasizes the type of integrity and ethical conduct that managers need to promote anti-racist and inclusive practices.

This faculty position offers a singular opportunity to help shape and grow a program that champions innovation, to lead creative collaborations between students and digital-community partners, and to make a long-lasting ethical impact on the industry. The successful candidate must teach at least one of the following courses:

·       Principles and Theories of Digital Media Management

·       Strategic Digital Media Marketing

·       Evaluating Digital Technologies: Media Buying, Measurement, and Analytics

·       Evaluating Digital Technologies: Content Categorization, Production, and Distribution

·       Digital Audience Research and Analysis

·       Digital Media Leadership

·       Managing Digital Media Teams and Projects

·       Digital Content Direction

·       Developing Effective User Engagement Strategies

·       Digital Platforms: Disruptions and Directions

·       Digital Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship

·       Digital Media Management Capstone

In addition, in the capacity of Director of DMM, this faculty member will also recruit and manage other instructors, oversee admissions into the program, advise students on academic and career issues, assess and report on program progress, and represent DMM at faculty meetings and other functions, to name a few responsibilities.

Given that the program reflects the diversity of creative and cultural expression in our connected world, we take a broad view of the appropriate credentials for this position. The indispensable component, however, is a track record of innovative and consequential contributions to the digital media industry.

Position Requirements

Education: Minimum BA degree in a relevant discipline (communication, marketing, software engineering) but MA preferred. Candidates seeking consideration for tenure track must hold a PhD in communication or related disciplines.

Executive experience: At least 10 years professional experience in a relevant industry (e.g., digital media, entertainment, marketing). Executive or entrepreneurial experience is a plus, particularly in directing teams for digital media development and marketing on a global level.

Teaching proficiency: Ability to engage students of different cultures and professional backgrounds for several hours per class session. Requisite skills include public speaking, writing, design (PowerPoint, graphs), and using Zoom for presentations and discussions.

Thought leadership: Demonstrated authority in digital media and related businesses, with commercial publications, industry speaking engagements, and/or press interviews.

Digital presence: Active digital media presence, including a social media account for professional purposes (such as LinkedIn or Twitter), a website, and regular online content, such as a blog, vlog, podcast, or articles in online publications.

Critical thinking: Ability to critically evaluate digital trends, ventures, student work, and faculty performance, then present constructive criticisms.

Professional network: Connections in the industry who can serve as instructors or guest speakers, offer front-line insights on technologies and in-demand skills, and ultimately provide students with career opportunities in digital media management.

Applicants

To be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the USC Employee Recruitment Services website. Submission materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, syllabi and/or curriculum design, and the names of three references. Final candidates will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation. The cover letter should be addressed to School of Communication Faculty Search Committee, Attention: Daniela Baroffio, 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 shotlow@usc.edu regarding the search process. Materials submitted by regular mail will not be accepted.

Review of applications will commence on April 19, 2021 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Questions or concerns about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Daniela Baroffio (baroffio@usc.edu , Search Committee Chair.

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. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at uschr@usc.edu. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law. 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.

Expires August 16 2021

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Instructor, Full time Tenure Track (#ACA20-355)

Santa Clarita Community College DistrictCollege of the Canyons

College of the Canyons

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Instructor

Full Time Tenure Track 

(#ACA20-355)

Review Date EXTENDED: August 16, 2021

The Santa Clarita Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As presented in our District Strategic Plan, which focuses on Access, Engagement, and Success, “Equity, inclusion, and diversity are not goals in themselves, but ideologies embedded in all actions and planning across all departments and functions of our college and its two campuses.

College of the Canyons is part of the Santa Clarita Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 32,000 students each academic year. College of the Canyons has a diverse student population that reflects our focus on enhancing the educational attainment and economic well-being of the community we proudly serve.

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. The successful candidate must be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who share our commitment to closing equity gaps. The Santa Clarita Community College District seeks leaders possessing a strong grounding in academic and student services programs and a thorough understanding of the primary mission of the community college. We seek employees that value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, who are conscientious risk takers and transformational leaders guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

Expires August 16 2021

Environmental Technology (Water Systems) Instructor, Full time Tenure Track (#ACA20-359)

Santa Clarita Community College DistrictCollege of the Canyons

College of the Canyons

Environmental Technology 

(Water Systems) Instructor

Full-Time Tenure Track (#ACA20-359)

Review Date EXTENDED : August 16, 2021

The Santa Clarita Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As presented in our District Strategic Plan, which focuses on Access, Engagement, and Success, “Equity, inclusion, and diversity are not goals in themselves, but ideologies embedded in all actions and planning across all departments and functions of our college and its two campuses.

College of the Canyons is part of the Santa Clarita Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 32,000 students each academic year. College of the Canyons has a diverse student population that reflects our focus on enhancing the educational attainment and economic well-being of the community we proudly serve.

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. The successful candidate must be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who share our commitment to closing equity gaps. The Santa Clarita Community College District seeks leaders possessing a strong grounding in academic and student services programs and a thorough understanding of the primary mission of the community college. We seek employees that value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, who are conscientious risk takers and transformational leaders guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

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