The Film and Media Studies Program at Tufts University is seeking a part-time lecturer for Spring 2023 to teach a course on screenwriting at the undergraduate level. This course will operate as a writing workshop while also offering instruction in script analysis with an emphasis on character development, dramatic structure, and the visual nature of telling stories for the screen. First time enrollees develop a film treatment and write the first act of a feature-length screenplay. Returning students complete their scripts.
An MFA degree in screenwriting or a related field and experience teaching screenwriting at the college level is preferred.
All applications are submitted via Interfolio, at apply.interfolio.com/115666 . Apply with letter indicating interest in teaching the introductory course, the intermediate course, or both; current CV; teaching statement; sample syllabus for an introductory and/or intermediate screenwriting course; student evaluations; and three confidential letters of reference submitted directly by their authors. The cover letter should include a statement about how the candidate will contribute in their teaching to the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Questions about the position may be directed to the Film and Media Studies Program, Tufts University: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of application begins immediately, and continues until the position is filled.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check and meeting the University’s current COVID-19 vaccination requirements.