Lecturer - Film (Screenwriting)

Location
Cheney, WA
Posted
Jul 10, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The College of Arts, Letters & Education seeks candidates to fill a full time Lecturer position in the Department of Theatre/Film to begin mid-September 2018. Responsibilities will primarily focus on teaching courses in the area of screenwriting, but may also include teaching in criticism and film production, depending on candidate qualifications and experience. This is a one year, full time, non-renewable position.

The candidate hired for this position must have a strong commitment to students, collegiality, and students skilled in the production, writing, and criticism of motion pictures. The candidate will be welcomed into an academic community dedicated to cultural diversity, community engagement, and social justice.

Teaching: a typical workload for this position will involve 45 credits per academic year, subject to department needs.

Additionally, all faculty are expected to actively participate in assessment of student learning and to engage in effective teaching.

On top of salary, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement.

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.



About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

This is a one-year only appointment for AY2018-2019. A search for a permanent 100% lecturer position will be conducted during AY2018-2019.

A copy of the Essential Functions Analysis which describes conditions of employment, such as physical demands, may be obtained by contacting the Office of Human Resources at 509-359-2381.

The required start date for this position is 09/14/2018. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/14/2018.



Required Qualifications:
  • Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting, Film Production, or related field.
  • Experience teaching short and feature-length screenwriting at the university level.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.


Preferred Qualifications:

Preference may be given to candidates who offer one or more of the following preferred qualifications:

  • Two years successful university teaching experience in screenwriting or a related area such as creative writing.
  • Professional credits in screenwriting and film production.
  • A record of teaching criticism, film production, or related subjects at the university level.
  • Professional credits as Theatre Director/Playwright.


Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Collegiality
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management




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