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Assistant Professor of Screen Writing- Film and Media Arts/ English

University of Utah
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 24, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Film & Video
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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Assistant Professor of Screen Writing- Film and Media Arts/ English



The Department of Film & Media Arts and the Department of English at the University of Utah invite applications for a joint-appointed tenure-track Assistant Professor of Screenwriting to begin August 2025. We seek a colleague with expertise in screenwriting to teach foundational courses in addition to electives related to writing for a range of contemporary media, including serial narrative and video games. The candidate will have comprehensive knowledge of both the theory and the craft of writing for screens and be able to develop new writing courses that will serve students across the breadth of our programs in creative writing and film and media arts. Our ideal candidate's work will reflect the range of creative possibilities attendant to the proliferation of screens and platforms that characterizes 21st century narrative art.
The University of Utah has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the 115 research universities with the “highest research activity” in the nation, and is one of 65 members of the prestigious American Association of Universities. The University is located in Salt Lake City at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. Routinely ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S., Salt Lake City is the center of a metropolitan area with a population of approximately one million residents, extensive arts and cultural activities, unparalleled opportunities for outdoor recreation, and a major international airport.
Required Qualifications
  • M.F.A. or other terminal degree in screenwriting, creative writing, or a related field
  • Evidence of successful college-level teaching
  • Ability to teach screenwriting at the freshmen and sophomore levels and to develop and teach upper-division and graduate courses related to writing for a range of media forms
  • A record of creative work, evidence of which may include produced credits and significant screenings at festivals, on major streaming platforms, or for broadcast; writing contest successes; and published works such as long- and short-form fiction and creative nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, hybrid media projects, and video games.
  • Interest in and evidence of potential for securing external grants and funding.

Department: 00080 - Film and Media Arts
City: Salt Lake City, UT
Track: Tenure Track
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Requisition Number: PRN01217CF

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All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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