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Northridge, California 91330


Department: Cinema and Television Arts

Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Effective Date of Appointment: August 2012 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary: Dependent on experience

Qualifications: Terminal degree (e.g., M.F.A. or Ph.D.) from an accredited institution required, in Film and/or Television, with an emphasis in screenwriting, or in a related field. Demonstrated evidence of successful teaching experience at the college or university level desirable. Demonstrated evidence of professional experience in screenwriting, for film, television (fiction, non-fiction, and/or hybrid) and/or multimedia desirable. Ability to develop new curriculum and work across disciplines. Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate (beginning, intermediate and advanced) and graduate classes in screenwriting, for live-action and animation, for film, television and multimedia. Serve on graduate thesis committees. Duties may include teaching storytelling in related media and forms such as journalism and live performance and teaching across disciplines. Teaching duties may be assigned in a secondary area of expertise appropriate to the qualifications of the candidate, including courses in General Education curriculum. Conduct research and creative activities. Student advising and committee work will be required. For purposes of reappointment, tenure, and promotion, emphasis will be placed on teaching effectiveness, scholarly and/or creative achievement, and service to the University and community. Faculty members are expected to contribute professionally at the state and national levels.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 30, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of application, current curriculum vitae including the names of at least three references, and a statement of creative and scholarly objectives. Do not send samples of work unless requested.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to: Faculty Position Coordinator – Screenwriting
Department of Cinema and Television Arts
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8317

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 35,000 students (27,000 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty. Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 70 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 1 doctorate graduate program and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs. For more information about the University, check our website:

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The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

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