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Assistant Teaching Professor of Screenwriting

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School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Cinema and Media Studies

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor of Screenwriting

Position Details

Position Description


The Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Washington invites applications for a part-time Assistant Teaching Professor (a non-tenured, renewable, promotable, 0.5 FTE position) in screenwriting. This position has an anticipated start date of Autumn 2024 and an annual service period of nine months (September 16 through June 15). Area of expertise is open, but the department is especially interested in candidates with professional training and experience in screenwriting and non-fiction writing for various forms of media. Positive factors for consideration will include experience as a writing professional with demonstrated connections to and success in the current industry.  Teaching assignments will include beginning and advanced screenwriting and occasional production courses, and there will also be opportunities to develop new courses in related areas.


Washington State Law requires that this ad list a binding salary range. The 1.0 FTE base salary range for this position will be $7,222-$9,000 per month ($65,000-$81,000 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of labor prevailing wage determination. This is a 0.5 FTE position, prorating the salary to $3,611-$4,500/month ($32,500-$40,500 annually).


The University of Washington is a large, urban, public, R1 university located at the heart of Seattle. We seek candidates who can work effectively with diverse student and community populations, and whose teaching empowers students to tell their own stories in the most effective manner. Beyond teaching, the successful candidate will collaborate with other faculty to develop the curriculum; engage in student mentoring and student activities; participate in service to the department; and act as program liaison with professionals in the field.


By the time of appointment, applicants should have a BA or higher degree in Cinema and Media Studies or in a related field such as English or Creative Writing or foreign equivalent. Candidates should also have an established record of teaching in multiple different forms of screenwriting (e.g., short and feature-length film, serial television, web series). 


Interested applicants are requested to submit the following materials via Interfolio:

§ a letter of application

§ a CV

§ a writing sample (such as a completed script), max. 30 pages

§ a teaching portfolio (which may include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, sample lesson plans, student evaluations, and other evidence of teaching effectiveness), max. 30 pages

§ a diversity statement that addresses how the candidate’s teaching, service, scholarship and/or mentoring promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion, not exceeding 500 words

§ three letters of recommendation.

Preference will be given to dossiers received by December 1, 2023. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Please contact Marcia Feinstein-Tobey,, with any questions about this search.

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