Part-Time Faculty-Writer's Journey (LA Fall 2021)

California, United States
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Jul 08, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time
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Job # 075812 Job Title Part-Time Faculty-Writer's Journey (LA Fall 2021) Location Television, Radio, and Film Department (LA Campus) Pay Range $1370 per credit hour minimum FLSA Status Exempt Hours
Fall 2021 semester
Class meets Thursdays 9:00am-12pm PST at the SU LA Center Job Type Part-time Rank PTI/Adjunct Campus Los Angeles, CA Unionized Position Code UA Job Description
The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in Syracuse University-LA Campus is looking for an individual to teach TRF 425 The Writer’s Journey, during the Fall 2021 semester. (3 credits).

Class meets: Thursdays 9:00am-12:00pm PST at the SU LA Center

Description: THE WRITER’S JOURNEY is a 14 -week course that is part of the Syracuse University Los Angeles Semester program. The curriculum explores the experience of the scripted film and television writer. The course covers the fundamentals of storytelling and writing screenplays through lecture and practical writing assignments. The class is set-up as a simulated “writer’s room” where students pitch ideas and write a portion of a spec script and a portion of a script based on an original idea. They will receive feedback from the instructor and fellow students and have their work read aloud at table reads. The class also examines, with the help of guest writers, the realities of the professional writing process in the entertainment business today. Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
Experience teaching on a university level is a plus but not necessarily required. Job Specific Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge and experience as a screenwriter of scripted films or television shows and will have a deep understanding of the professional screenwriting landscape in the Los Angeles entertainment industry. The ability to call on guest speakers who can offer additional perspectives will be expected. Candidates will need to demonstrate an ability to prepare and execute a syllabus for a 14-week course.

It is understood that teaching assignments may include the following:
  • Developing a syllabus.
  • Ordering in advance books and materials for students in the class to purchase on or before the first day of classes.
  • Preparing for classes.
  • Holding office hours each week to meet with students in the class and others.
  • Grading student assignments and examinations for the course in a timely manner and turning in mid-semester progress reports and final grades according to University Rules.
  • Providing departmentally sanctioned forms for completed student evaluations.
  • Building a positive rapport with students and other faculty.
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to instruct the class in the assigned classroom on the days it is designated to meet.
  • Ability to hold office hours on campus.
  • Ability to grade all assignments and examinations.
  • Ability to operate standard classroom instructional technology, which may include computer, projector, document camera, etc.
Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a curriculum vitae and cover letter. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEOC
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 07/08/2021 Application Deadline 07/22/2021 Open Until Filled No Priority Consideration Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

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