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Georgia State University

Location: Atlanta, Georgia USA

Contact (be sure to replace [at] with @) : Regina Anderson, randerson23 [at] gsu.edu

Lecturer in Screenwriting

Be part of the School of Film, Media & Theatreís growing faculty at Georgia State University, an enterprising Research I university in Atlanta. Our next Lecturer in Screenwriting will play a central role in the schoolís contributions to Georgia Stateís strategic goals of highlighting the arts and media as vital to the quality of all major cities and demonstrating that students from all backgrounds can achieve academic and career success at high rates. Opportunities for growth and support in this position include university-level teaching fellowships and grants through the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, leadership in instructional innovation through our active learning classroom program, and successive promotion to the ranks of Senior Lecturer and Principal Senior Lecturer.

The Film and Media faculty and the Theatre faculty at Georgia State University merged in July 2017 to form the School of Film, Media & Theatre. The new school has over 900 majors and houses a Ph.D. program in Moving Image Studies, masterís programs in film/media production and studies, and undergraduate programs in film/media and theatre. We are located in the heart of the third largest media-producing capital in America. The School of Film, Media & Theatre is dedicated to broadening the range of voices heard in American culture (including perspectives that are often marginalized because of race, gender, age, class, rural status, gender identity, ethnicity, body image, disability, sexual orientation, military status, religion, or political orientation) and to critically examining the functions of mainstream visual storytelling in our culture. The School of Film, Media & Theatre is part of the College of the Arts, which was established in 2016 and also includes the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, the School of Music, the Center for Collaborative & International Arts (CENCIA), and the Center for Educational Partnerships in Music. In addition to offering some of the universityís most popular majors, the college connects faculty and students with Atlantaís thriving arts scene and booming film and music industries. Georgia State University is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success. Enrolling and graduating one of the nationís most diverse student bodies, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st centuryís great global cities. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked Georgia State as #4 in Most Innovative Schools, #8 in Best Undergraduate Teaching, and #11 in Campus Ethnic Diversity among national universities.

Responsibilities

The selected candidate can anticipate teaching screenwriting courses at the graduate and undergraduate level; potentially supervising masterís level screenwriting theses; and participating in service at the department, college, and/or university levels.

Qualifications

Essential Qualifications

∑ 18 hours of graduate study in screenwriting or a related field;

∑ An emerging record of achievement in screenwriting (feature films; broadcast/cable/web television; film festivals; screenwriting competitions; development/distribution contracts);

∑ An ability to teach screenwriting for episodic/serial television, feature films, and/or short films

Preferred Qualifications

∑ A significant record of achievement in screenwriting;

∑ M.F.A. or Ph.D. degree in screenwriting or a closely related field;

∑ Experience in teaching screenwriting for episodic/serial television, feature films, and/or short films;

∑ A demonstrated commitment to diversity

Application Procedure

Submit: 1) a letter of application addressing the essential and preferred qualifications as well as your teaching philosophy and your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion through teaching; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a writing sample; and 4) at least two letters of recommendation. Applicants should send their materials to randerson23@gsu.edu or to the following address:

Attn: Regina Anderson

College of the Arts-Film, Media & Theatre

Georgia State University

P.O. Box 5060

Atlanta, GA 30303

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be addressed to Prof. Ly Bolia, lybolia@gsu.edu. To ensure consideration, please submit all materials by December 1, 2017. Should you be recommended for a position, an offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented minorities in Screenwriting.

Delivery address:
Attn: Regina Anderson

College of the Arts-Film, Media & Theatre

Georgia State University

P.O. Box 5060

Atlanta, GA 30303

URL: https://apps.itos.uga.edu/ACH/position/37684

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