Faculty Position for Screen Writing

Hempstead, New York
Mar 09, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Hofstra University

The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication

Radio, Television Film

Faculty Position for Screen Writing


Hofstra University’s Department of Radio, Television, Film anticipates an opening beginning in Fall 2017 for a tenure track appointment for a full-time assistant professor to teach screenwriting for cinema. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach a broad range of introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in screenwriting and script analysis, including: short form and long form formats, serial writing, short form narrative fiction and feature length narrative fiction. The candidate should further demonstrate proficiency with a variety of genres, including: comedy, satire and drama. Additional requirements include significant professional work experience and ongoing creative production over which they have principal control.

MFA or MA is required. Tenure candidates are expected to engage in scholarly research and/or creative activity and be available for departmental service, academic advisement, and mentoring co-curricular activities.


Salary range is competitive, with excellent fringe benefits.  


Please email cover letter, CV, and the names/addresses/phone numbers of three references to Professor Phil Katzman, Chair, Department of Radio, Television, Film, at rtvfdpc@hofstra.edu. Please submit all documents in .DOC, .DOCX, or .PDF formats only.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

Hofstra University is the largest, private, liberal arts institution on Long Island, NY.  It is located 25 miles east of Manhattan and includes the following schools: Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Fred Dematteis School of Engineering & Applied Science; Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine; Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies; The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; School of Education; School of Health Professions and Human Services; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; and Honors College.  There are about 500 full-time faculty members, approximately 6,900 full-time and part-time undergraduates, 2,900 graduate students, 800 law students, and 350 medical students.  For more information about the University please visit http://www.hofstra.edu/home/index.html.

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