Columbia University School of the Arts: Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Film

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Film

Field of Specialization: Screenwriting & Television Writing

Columbia University School of the Arts seek to fill the position of Assistant Professor of Professional Practice specializing in screen and television writing, to teach graduate level courses to Master of Fine Arts candidates effective July 1, 2019. The School seeks to attract candidates who have had professional experience in the film and television industries, as well as teaching experience, preferably at the graduate level. The ideal candidate will have professional experience working in and teaching both feature film screenwriting and television writing. Experience working in new media is also a plus.

Candidates for Assistant Professor of Professional Practice of the Arts must have a demonstrated capacity for creative work and exhibit the potential for continuing to make significant contributions to their areas of professional practice and accompanying pedagogy.

Salary and rank commensurate with experience.

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required.

Minimum Qualifications: B.A.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree or equivalent experience as well as Graduate and Undergraduate teaching experience preferred for all candidates.

Application Instructions

Instructions to Applicant: All applications must be made through Columbia University’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). On the RAPS site you are required to upload three materials: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) and the names and full contact information of three references (letters of references will be requested at a later stage in the search process).

Please reach out to Sarah Congress ( if you have any questions about the RAPS application process.

The Priority Deadline is January 15, 2019. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The School in especially interested in qualified candidates whose record of achievement will contribute to the diversity goals of the institution.

Columbia University School of the Arts offers Masters of Fine Arts Degrees in four disciplines: Film, Theatre, Visual Arts and Writing; a Masters of Arts degree in Film Studies; and undergraduate majors in Creative Writing, Film Studies and Visual Arts.

For more information and to apply for this position, please visit our online site at:

EEO statement: Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer–Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

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