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Professor of Screenwriting

University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California 90024
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Professor of Screenwriting
University of California Los Angeles

The Department of Film, Television and Digital Media in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and
Television invites distinguished writers for narrative film and/or television to apply for a tenured Full
Professor appointment.

The ideal candidate will have an MFA in film and/or television writing from an accredited institution or
will have a minimum of 5 years professional experience including distinguished professional
experiences and screen credits in writing for narrative film and/or television. WGA membership
preferred. Special consideration will be given to applicants who embrace social impact and diversity in
their creative work. All applicants must be able to lead students through a range of creative and practical
approaches to writing for narrative film and/or television.

This senior level professor will be responsible for teaching a variety of courses in narrative film and/or
television writing at the BA and MFA levels and will be expected to participate fully in university and
department service. S/he will have had experience, or the professional equivalent (teaching professional
workshops, labs, or mentoring programs), teaching large-enrollment lecture courses in the fundamentals
of narrative film and/or television writing, and in teaching limited-enrollment advanced writing
seminars/workshops. We seek an established, currently active writer for narrative film and/or television
with a distinguished national and/or international reputation who possesses the highest levels of artistic
excellence and skill. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, creative activity, and
community service has prepared them to contribute to our vision and mission at UCLA TFT that includes
our full commitment to diversity and excellence.

Rank/Salary: We are seeking applicants who qualify for appointment to a tenured Full Professor faculty
position in the Film, Television & Digital Media Department. Salary will be commensurate with
background and experience.

Application: Please submit an electronic version of your CV, the names of 3-5 references who may be
contacted regarding your application, a statement of pedagogical philosophy, a statement of contributions
to diversity and a cover letter of no more than 3 pages that illustrates your particular suitability for the
position. Please address your materials to Professor Celia Mercer – Chair of the Search Committee.
Please apply at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02494

Application Deadline: Applications should be received by Feb. 15 2017.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete
University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and
Affirmative Action Policy.

The vision of the School of Theater, Film and Television is to serve as a premier interdisciplinary global
professional school that develops outstanding humanistic storytellers, industry leaders and scholars whose
diverse, innovative voices enlighten, engage and inspire change for a better world.

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