Boston University — Assistant Professor of Film & Television, Television Writing (Drama)

Full-time Faculty Position in Writing for Film and Television – Fall 2021

The Department of Film and Television at Boston University’s College of Communication is seeking an Assistant Professor, non-tenure track, in the area of writing for Film and Television with an emphasis on scripted television drama. Qualified applicants should have professional experience writing for film or television as well as experience teaching film or television writing at the university level.  An ideal candidate will have an MFA or advanced degree in screenwriting or in a related field.

Boston University is committed to fostering an inclusive university community.  We believe that the diversity of our faculty, students, and staff is essential to our continued success as we strive to reflect the ever-changing landscape of film and television. A successful candidate should demonstrate experience in and commitment to promoting an inclusive and diverse educational environment.  Our faculty are expected to demonstrate engagement with diversity in their curricula, creative work, cultural activities and university service.  A candidate’s pedagogy should show an awareness of the issues faced by underrepresented minority groups, both in terms of how the candidate discusses their representation on screen and their work as creatives in film and television industry.

Position Duties

Duties require teaching three courses per semester, at the undergraduate and graduate level. Possible courses would include offerings in the Television writing curriculum such as Writing One-Hour Drama or Writing Television Pilots or in the Film writing curriculum such as Writing the Feature Film or Writing the Short.  Department faculty are also encouraged to propose and develop new courses in their field of expertise.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a resume or CV, the names and contact information for three references, and a cover letter that includes a teaching philosophy.  Applicants may also send representative samples of professional work.  PLEASE DO NOT SEND ORIGINALS, since they will not be returned.

Deadline for applications is December 4, 2020.

Materials should be sent to:

Aimee McCarron, Dept. Administrator
Department of Film and Television
College of Communication
Boston University
640 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Electronic applications may be sent to

Questions may be directed to Professor Paul Schneider at or 617-353-3483. All inquiries will be kept confidential.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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