Chapman University, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Position ID:Chapman University-Dodge College of Film and Media Arts-F19NTTTWP [#12966]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of TV Writing and Producing
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map]
Subject Area: TV Writing and Producing
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/12/10, finished 2019/05/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Chapman University and Dodge College of Film and Media Arts seek applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position in Television Writing and Producing in its nationally recognized Dodge College of Film and Media Arts beginning August 2019. Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. Dodge College is ranked #6 in the nation among film schools by The Hollywood Reporter. More information about Dodge College of Film and Media Arts is available at The successful candidate will have deep industry experience as a show-running writer/producer of prime-time dramas and/or comedies. Desirable experience includes creating series, executive producing series, and writing or directing episodes of series. Experience writing and producing internet-based comedies and/or dramas is also desirable.

The successful candidate will have teaching experience and be willing to take a leadership role in building the program. Candidates should have a degree in television or a related area (terminal degree preferred), and/or significant professional experience as described above. The successful candidate will be committed to teaching first as well as to continuing his or her own professional work.

Housed within the Sodaro-Pankey Undergraduate School of Media Arts, Television Writing and Producing is a program in narrative television that shares a focus on storytelling which binds together the many programs in Dodge College, one of the top film schools in the nation. The curriculum introduces students to the history, business, writing, and production of episodic and web-based television programs. Faculty duties include teaching theory, writing and producing in introductory and advanced courses in both the undergraduate and graduate program, academic advising, and program development. The teaching load is three courses per semester plus one course every other interterm, as well as continued professional work and/or research and scholarship and service to the school and university.

Qualified applicants should electronically submit a Chapman University faculty application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of professional recommendation to:

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Orange, CA 92866

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