The Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California seeks a highly qualified adjunct instructor to teach the JOUR 539: Introduction to Investigative Reporting course. The goal of this graduate level course is to inspire and teach students the practical reporting, writing and analytical skills and ethical principles that will allow you to portray and evaluate contemporary newsworthy events and become a responsible investigative reporter in our rapidly changing journalism landscape; lectures, discussions, hands-on exercises involving public records research.
In addition, the ideal candidate should have working knowledge on the fundamentals of data journalism. Proficiency with gathering, analyzing and visualizing data is essential in todayâs journalism landscape. Itâs important for investigative journalists to learn how to use data as a key news âsource,â and how to âinterviewâ data in their daily and investigative work.
Experience working as an investigative reporter in a newsroom is required.
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 USCâs job site.
The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is among the nationâs 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 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.