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Part-time Lecturer in Screenwriting (non-tenure-track)
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 22, 2022
Title Part-time Lecturer in Screenwriting (non-tenure-track)
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department School of Arts & Sciences: Film & Media Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Television/Media Studies
    Fine Arts - General

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.


Application Instructions

All applications are submitted via Interfolio, at . 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: 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.

  • Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on the continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion work. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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