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Assistant Professor Screenwriting / Television Writing

Organization: California State University
Date Posted: 10/1/2019
City: Northridge
Location: California
Country: United States
Primary Category: All UFVA Job Listings

Description & Details

CSUN’s Department of Cinema and Television Arts invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of screenwriting for our undergraduate and M.F.A. in Screenwriting programs. We seek a skilled screenwriter with significant television writing experience. Short-form and/or transmedia storytelling experience are also desirable. Candidates should be active in their fields, with a strong record of professional achievement and proficiency in the techniques, practices, histories and/or theories of media art. Additional areas of expertise may include writing for animation, games, or immersive and/or other emerging media. Candidates must also have teaching experience, preferably at the university or college level.


Responsibilities include participation in the development and growth of the Screenwriting Option and the M.F.A. Screenwriting program. Teach introductory and upper-division undergraduate courses in the Screenwriting Option and graduate courses in the M.F.A. Screenwriting program. Serve on graduate screenwriting thesis committees. Conduct and disseminate discipline-specific research and/or creative work. Advise students, develop curriculum and participate in faculty governance. Contribute professionally at the state and national levels. For purposes of reappointment, tenure and promotion, emphasis will be placed on teaching effectiveness, scholarly and/or creative achievement, and service to the University and community. Teaching may be assigned in a second area of expertise appropriate to the qualifications of the candidate, including courses in the General Education Curriculum.

Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2019. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs at (818) 677-2962.

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