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University of San Francisco
  • Position Number: 5124486
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Position Type: Communications - Media & Communication Studies

Adjunct Professor, Media Studies (Photojournalism)
University of San Francisco

USF Hilltop Campus

Job Title:
Adjunct Professor, Media Studies (Photojournalism)

Job Summary:
The Department of Media Studies at the University of San Francisco invites applications to teach MS 328 Photojournalism for fall semester 2024. This position seeks candidates with professional photojournalism experience and good teaching skills. This is a one-semester, four-unit course in the journalism minor and the media studies major.

Full Job Description:

Applicants should be prepared to teach undergraduates:
  • what distinguishes photojournalism from other forms of visual presentation
  • the ethics and laws of photojournalism
  • how to take and edit photos on a DSLR and on a smartphone
  • how to use Lightroom or Photoshop
  • how to set up an archive and portfolio of one's own work
  • how to shoot images that tell stories and support reporting in other media (words, audio)
  • how to caption and write companion copy for photojournalism projects
  • how to use photo archives in journalism projects
  • visual literacy in photojournalism

Minimum Qualifications: The University of San Francisco is seeking a seasoned photojournalism practitioner: one with at least five years of recent publication experience who is prepared to teach undergraduate journalism students with a wide range of interests and skill levels. Recent experience in multimedia reporting, writing and photojournalism for various formats would be particularly attractive. A minimum of a master's degree in journalism or a related field must be completed by August 2024. The program expects to see evidence of the candidate's engagement in diversity and inclusion through their journalism, teaching and/or professional service. Experience teaching at the university level and an understanding of and commitment to support social justice and the mission of the University of San Francisco are required.

Application should email the following materials to Media Studies Department Chair, Inna Arzumanova ( by Friday, April 12th in order to ensure full consideration:
  • cover letter summarizing interests
  • teaching philosophy and qualifications
  • resume outlining recent professional journalism and teaching experience
  • three recent examples of published photojournalism
  • evidence of teaching ability (e.g., sample syllabus, teaching evaluations).

If you have any questions, please email Inna Arzumanova:

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