Adjunct Lecturer in Industry, Science and Culture of Video Games
University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
United States

The Industry, Science and Culture of Video Games

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Faculty Los Angeles, California

The Master of Communication Management (MCM) program in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California seeks a qualified Adjunct Lecturer to supplement instruction offered by our full-time faculty, specifically to teach one section of CMGT-537, The Industry, Science and Culture of Video Games in spring 2022. The course provides students a grounding in the history, social dynamics, and cultural impact of video games; issues confronting the video game industry and companies. Candidates must have substantial experience in the industry. Teaching experience in related fields of applied communication is highly desired.

Candidates must have substantial industry experience in marketing communication and/or entrepreneurship. Teaching experience in marketing communication, strategic and organizational communication, other fields of applied communication is highly desired.


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.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: A Master’s in communication, video games, media entertainment Industries or related fields.

Minimum Experience: 15 years of professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Education: A Master’s in communication, video games, media entertainment Industries or related fields.

Preferred Experience: Teaching experience in applied communication, especially related to video games. Demonstrated ability to coach and help students achieve their academic and professional goals. Work experience in national or global video game companies.

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. 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. 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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