Adjunct Instructor, Law of Mass Communication University of Southern California School of Journalism United States

Adjunct Instructor, Law of Mass Communication

School of Journalism Faculty Los Angeles, California


The Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California seeks a highly qualified adjunct instructor to teach JOUR462: Law and Mass Communication. The course will teach students how to navigate the digital space of contemporary journalism and offer an introduction to copyright laws, policies and best practices for the use of photographs, trademarks, film clips and other works without being sued for infringement. The course also will educate students on how, among other things, to publish information without being sued for defamation and invasion of privacy, how to gather information without getting into legal and/or ethical trouble and how to deal with subpoenas.  Overall, this course provides students the essential legal framework of their rights and responsibilities as journalists.

Requirements for consideration include a J.D. degree. Previous teaching experience is desirable.


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.

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 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.

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