Artistic Assistant or Associate Professor of Screenwriting, Non-Tenure Track, August 2021

California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 03, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

General Information

Chapman University and Dodge College of Film and Media Arts seek applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position in Screenwriting in its nationally recognized Dodge College of Film and Media Arts beginning August 2021.

Chapman University is a nationally-ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities and is ranked as #124th among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2021). Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. Dodge College is ranked #6 in the nation, among film schools by The Hollywood Reporter. More information about the university and Dodge College is available at

Dodge College offers both BFA and MFA degrees in screenwriting. The screenwriting program is housed within the Film Division, and the screenwriting curriculum also supports the development of material for films produced by film production students; a focus on storytelling binds together the many programs in Dodge College. The curriculum’s aim is to help students develop their individual creative voices as they gain a working knowledge of the many and challenging elements of the screenplay form. Students will learn to write in a variety of formats, including short film, feature film and episodic television.

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at



The successful candidate will have teaching experience, a degree in screenwriting or a related area (terminal degree preferred), and/or significant professional experience as a screenwriter. The successful candidate will be committed to teaching first as well as to continuing his or her own professional work.

Applicants considered for the rank of associate are expected to have a history of excellence in teaching and or creative works.



Faculty duties include teaching both theory and practice in introductory and advanced courses, academic advising, program development and service to the school and university. The teaching load is 18 to 21 credits per academic year, in addition to continued professional work and/or research and scholarship.


Contact Information

Qualified applicants are required to submit a Chapman University faculty application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of professional recommendation online at:

Paul Wolansky, Search Chair
C/O Academic Jobs Online at

Inquiries - Please direct any inquiries about the position to Paul Wolansky, Search Chair at Use "Screenwriting Faculty Position" as the email subject line.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. This position is contingent on final budget approval. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.

Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department

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