Visual Journalism Adjunct Instructor University of Southern California School of Journalism United States

Visual Journalism Adjunct Instructor

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 an entry level digital course in our undergraduate journalism core curriculum. JOUR 321 Visual Journalism teaches students how to gain an understanding of visual journalism through theory and practical application while exploring current and emerging story forms.


Applicants should be able to teach students how to use/shoot video for digital platforms, principles of photography, design for web and mobile platforms, and the roles each play in interactive and engaging storytelling. An emphasis will be placed on narrative, documentary-style video and visual stories for web and social media.


Applicants should also be familiar with the elements of design related to typography, layout, audience engagement and user interface as they apply to journalistic story forms across platforms. Applicants should have a working knowledge of Instagram stories, Adobe Premiere and Audition, Lightroom (or Photoshop) and should be active on social media.


Requirements for consideration include a B.A., B.S., M.S., or an M.A. degree in a related field.  Previous teaching experience is desirable.  For some courses, outstanding professional experience may be substituted for academic credentials.


Applicants should send a letter describing their background, interests and areas of expertise, and an up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae through USC’s job site.


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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