NYU Tisch Graduate School – Assistant Arts Professor in Scriptwriting

Assistant Arts Professor in Scriptwriting – Graduate Film Department

The Kanbar Institute’s Graduate Film Department NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts is searching for a full-time Assistant Arts Professor in Screenwriting beginning in September 2022.


Candidates should have an on-going career as a screenwriter of produced narrative films and/or a significant body of work as a screenwriter of episodic television or streaming platforms.

In addition to a significant body of professional creative work, the candidate will be prepared to participate fully in the program as well as in other functions of the University, as required.

While teaching experience at the university level is preferred, the demonstrable capacity to translate one’s professional experience into dynamic teaching is also acceptable. Evidence of artistic achievement is also required. Faculty members will teach 5 courses per year, advise and mentor graduate students, and participate in departmental and/or school-wide committees. Ongoing professional work is encouraged and expected. We are actively seeking applicants that have a commitment to equity-forward teaching practices and who recognize and embrace the values of inclusivity and diversity, both in the classroom and in the field.

Salary, to be negotiated, includes an excellent benefits package.

Application Instructions

For full details and information on how to apply, please visit: https://tisch.nyu.edu/faculty/faculty-positions. You will need to submit a cover letter stating your interest and expertise and a curriculum vitae. Please include complete mailing address, phone and email contact information. Three letters of recommendation are also required, at least one of which should be from an academic (not industry) recommender. The letters should include contact information for each recommender in order to facilitate the possibility of additional inquiries. Candidates may be asked to submit a creative reel.


The committee will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and encourages the submission of applications as early as possible.

New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

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