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Adjunct Instructor - Screenwriting and Playwriting

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 9, 2021
About the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

The Drexel University Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is dedicated to the education of students in the areas of design, media and the performing and visual arts. The Westphal College offers 17 undergraduate and eight graduate majors, housed in award-winning, technologically enhanced facilities, and taught by distinguished faculty who have worked at the top of their fields. The College values a studio approach that incorporates six months of required co-op work experience for all undergraduate students. Westphal is home to a virtual reality and immersive research lab, two theaters, an art gallery, a notable collection of over 17,000 historic costumes, a record label, a television station, and numerous cutting-edge making spaces. Westphal educates students to find their place as leaders in today's rapidly changing world by teaching the diverse skills needed to conceptualize and implement creative thinking. The synergy of Westphal’s creative programs, strong foundation curriculum and diverse minors, and stewardship of University assets and enterprises enhances the strength of the College in this interdisciplinary age. The College actively participates in community-based learning programs that allow students and faculty to study the issues affecting our world in collaboration with neighboring communities. As the center for creativity at Drexel, the Westphal College’s collaborative community of scholars, creatives, thinkers, and doers are uniquely positioned to face the world’s challenges and define the creative careers of the 21st century. Westphal is dedicated to building a community where everyone is welcome and a multiplicity of voices are celebrated.

About Screenwriting and Playwriting

The Screenwriting & Playwriting program offers a four-year undergraduate degree that guides students in their pursuit of a career writing for the entertainment industry. Under the leadership of our professionally-engaged faculty, the program emphasizes the principles of dramatic writing through a practical, hands-on approach to instruction. Our graduates take away the skills, experience, and confidence to gain an edge in a rewarding and competitive field.

Our curriculum emphasizes the mastery of core skills through the iterative process of drafting and rewriting while maintaining focus on unique student story-telling perspectives. We are open to all modes of entertainment writing, regardless of the particular media format. We strive to empower students to tell their own stories in the most successful manner.

Job Summary

The Drexel University Department of Cinema & Television in The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design in Philadelphia is looking for an accomplished professional entertainment media writer who is ready to pass on their accumulated knowledge to our eager, talented, and ambitious students. The Screenwriting & Playwriting program seeks applicants for an Adjunct, part-time position with expectations for inspiring teaching and contemporary industry expertise.

Essential Functions
  • Teach a required number of credit hours per quarter based on contract
  • Teach studio, lecture, and/or practicum courses based per contract
  • Plan and provide instructional experiences that reflect an understanding of the philosophy, objectives, and curriculum of the Screenwriting and Playwriting program
  • Evaluate student achievement of curricular objectives/outcomes
  • Maintain communication with the program director regarding any course or student issues
  • Perform other similar duties as assigned
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree required, advanced degree preferred.
  • Established track record of professional achievement. Ideal candidates are writing professionals with a demonstrable track record in their field of specialty, such as playwriting, screenwriting, television writing, etc.
  • Ideal candidates should also exhibit fluency with the current industry and be able to articulate a vision that integrates the disparate demands of writing across various segments of the industry.
Job Location

University City - Philadelphia, PA

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter that indicates your strong areas of expertise when submitting your application.

Advertised:Mar 1 2021 Eastern Standard Time
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