DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
Professional Lecturer in Screenwriting
Term/Non Tenure Track
Position / Posting Information
The School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University invites applicants for full-time, non-tenure-track positions in writing for television and/or web series. The School of Cinematic Arts is one of the most innovative and fastest-growing film schools in the nation, offering an MFA in Genre and Drama Writing, an MFA in Comedy Writing created in partnership with The Second City, and BFA concentrations in screenwriting, comedy filmmaking, and (web series) showrunning.
The responsibilities of this position will require teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in screenwriting, writing for television, and/or web series. All full-time faculty are expected to develop and maintain a professional creative profile. Additionally, service within and beyond campus is expected, including: attendance at program and departmental meetings, active participation in recruitment efforts, advising students, participation in departmental, college, and university committees, and professional stewardship in the field.
Ideal candidates would have a graduate degree and at least three years of teaching and professional screenwriting experience. We are actively seeking candidates with cultural diversity competency skills that enhance the experience of traditionally underrepresented populations and cultivate a more inclusive climate for our students, staff, faculty, and the broader community of which DePaul is an integral part.
Minimum Qualifications: 1. Graduate degree and/or extensive professional writing experience in film and/or television. 2. Excellent diversity competency skills. 3. Teaching experience in writing for film, television, and/or web series.
Full-time Faculty 273Posting
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions Summary
To Apply: Submit the following 1. Curriculum vitae 2. Cover Letter 3. Teaching Philosophy 4. Diversity Competency Statement (Other Document) 5. Sample Syllabi for a course you would propose to teach 6. Writing Samples 7. Three letters of reference
Deadline: A review of applications will Jan. 6th, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
DePaul University is located in the heart of Chicago's vibrant Loop and Lincoln Park communities, and the Screenwriting Program is part of the School of Cinematic Arts (SCA). In 2018, SCA was ranked 13th in Hollywood Reporter's annual list of the top film schools in the country and named by Variety as one of the top film schools in the world.
In SCA, there are currently over 1000 majors enrolled in the BA, BFA, BS, MS and MFA degree programs. The MFA degrees are in Film and Television Directing, Screenwriting, Creative Producing, Documentary, and Animation. Production resources include industry standard camera packages, two green screen stages, a motion capture studio, two sound studios, one television studio, one 4K digital cinema theater, a lighting and sound stage, grip truck and a two full sound stages at Cinespace Studios. Each year the screenwriting program hosts The Courier 12 Screenwriting Conference, whose guests have included Meg LaFauve, Stephany Folsom, Lucy Alibar, Steve Levitan, Howard Rodman, Tom Schulman, Aaron Rahsaan Tomas, and Rafael Augustn among many others. We also take a cohort of students to the Austin Film Festival's Screenwriting Conference each year. For more information about our film school, please visit our website: http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/about/Pages/School-of-Cinematic-Arts.aspx
Positions begin fall of 2019. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Members of all underrepresented groups, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are invited and encouraged to apply. DePaul University offers equal employment opportunities to all persons in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
Applicant Documents Required Documents
Writing Sample 1
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Writing Sample 1
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About DePaul University
At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us. DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.