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Assistant Professor of Screenwriting

Loyola Marymount University
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 6, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Film & Video
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television is searching for an accomplished writer-producer/educator with extensive professional experience to join our faculty.  This is a full-time, tenure-track position with competitive salary and benefits.  The appointment would begin in Fall 2022. 


The successful candidate should be a working professional in the commercial entertainment industry with experience on TV series in the role of producer, which ideally includes Executive Producer or Showrunner, for network, cable and/or streaming media.  Experience in shorts and feature films would be a plus.  An MFA or terminal degree is required.


The successful hire will teach courses in Screenwriting, particularly in the ‘Writing and Producing for Television’ MFA program.  Skills covered will include writing both spec scripts and original pilot scripts, developing a pitch deck, producing a sizzle reel, and perfecting an industry-ready verbal pitch.  The successful hire will be expected to maintain a high level of professional teaching and engage in the transition of students into the entertainment industry by recruiting mentors and participating in our professional transition programs.  In addition, service to the university and the department in accordance with tenure-line leadership standards is expected.


LMU’s School of Film and Television is a Top Ten Film School located in the heart of Los Angeles with a state-of-the art facility in Silicon Beach and a brand-new educational building on our Westchester campus.  SFTV provides a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate education through small class size, creative collaboration, and a launch into the industry.  The Loyola Marymount University community is comprised of faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of culturally diverse backgrounds. Applicants should be experienced with and committed to working in this diverse population.


Loyola Marymount University is a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education.  The institution seeks qualified applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society.  LMU is an equal opportunity employer.  Women, people of color, LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming individuals, people living with disabilities, and others with diverse life experiences and beliefs are encouraged to apply ( Visit for more information).


This position requires a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-racism along with interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. To that end, we ask candidates to submit a statement discussing how they approach DEI-A and interdisciplinarity in their teaching and professional work.


Please submit a cover letter, CV, the DEI-A statement, writing sample and/or link to a produce show, and the names and email addresses of three references who would be willing to supply a letter of recommendation in a timely manner via the LMU HR Jobs Portal at . Review of applications will commence in December 2021.



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