NYU Tisch Undergraduate Department – Assistant Arts Professors in Directing and Scriptwriting

Two Assistant Arts Professors in Directing and Scriptwriting – Undergraduate Department of Film & Television

The Kanbar Institute’s Undergraduate Department of Film & Television at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts is searching for two full-time Assistant Arts Professors in Directing and Scriptwriting to begin in September 2022.


Candidates should have proven and significant experience as a screenwriter of film or television and/or director of narrative fiction film and television and/or documentary. Evidence of teaching experience or ability at the university level is preferred, as well as demonstrated experience in a creative/collaborative environment.

Duties include teaching 5 courses per year, mentoring undergraduate students, and participating in departmental and/or school-wide committees and events. 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://apply.interfolio.com/90588. 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.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process without regard to age, alienage, caregiver status, childbirth, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, domestic violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, partnership status, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, race, religion, reproductive health decision making, sex, sexual orientation, unemployment status, veteran 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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