Assistant Professor

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University of Colorado - College of Arts & Media

Assistant Professor

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Department of Film & Television invites dynamic teacher/scholar applicants for a full-time tenure track, Assistant Professor position in Screenwriting for Film and Television. The position will begin in August 2019 and will have a 40/40/20 split between research, teaching and service. The teaching load consists of five courses per academic year.

Denver is growing incubator for Creative Industries and a cultural hub for media innovation, and the Department of Film & Television is a growing and collegial department that offers a B.F.A. in Film and Television. Our program is rigorous and involves students in all aspects of production. Students graduate from this program with an extensive portfolio of films and television projects. The department continues to evolve in tandem with the changing industry and we are looking for a person who is aware of both the current industry trends as well as new models of production, visibility and distribution models. The department is particularly interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, industry experience and expertise, to the diversity and excellence in our academic community.

The University of Colorado Denver is comprised of the recently-consolidated Denver Campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus. The consolidated university confers more graduate degrees each year than any other higher education institution in Colorado, offers over 130 degree programs in 13 schools and colleges, and brings in nearly $400 million annually in sponsored research.

The Denver Campus is located downtown next to a vibrant commercial and cultural district, three major professional sports venues, the Denver Convention Center, and city and state government offices. The Denver Campus has an enrollment of over 15,000 learners, with a highly diverse student population. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning.

The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for teaching courses related to screenwriting for both fiction and non-fiction, and should have extensive film and television writing experience. Candidates who are able to integrate multiple production specialties (i.e. writing, editing, lighting, sound design) are highly desirable.

With purpose in its role as a creative catalyst in a public urban research university, The College of Arts & Media seeks faculty in the Departments of Music and Entertainment Studies, Film & Television and Visual Arts--who will be a diverse group--representing varied gender, racial, ethnic, sexual, and class identities.

The College of Arts & Media (CAM) envisions a world made smaller, and more fully human, by the artist's, designer's and scholar's interpretations of the human experience. CAM students enroll with passion for creative expression. The goal of the faculty, staff, alumni and community partners is to send them out into the world confident of purpose, ready to succeed. CAM students acquire the skills they need to excel in an academically rigorous, experiential learning environment energized by creative exchange, real-world experience and diversity of voice.

In addition to having notable and relevant specialization(s) in research and creative work, candidates will have professional affinities and the motivation to also teach, lead, model and conduct research and creative work across the three departments in CAM (music industries, film & tv and visual arts). Experience and/or aptitude in professional practice* is prime criteria for consideration, and an awareness/involvement to assure CAM graduates are future-ready to enter the creative industries. The expectations for all faculty hires will be civic engagement (to advance opportunities for students and attainment for faculty research and creative work), participation in student recruitment, and to be active and dynamic citizens of a culture that engages broadly with the community.

*persuasive speaking, networking, leadership, critical thinking, creative thinking, clear writing, project management, technological skills, financial and business, entrepreneurial skills, interpersonal

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2019. Applicants who apply after this date may or may not be considered.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful candidates must have an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in film or a related field at the time of appointment, or equivalent professional experience.
  • An active creative/research agenda and supporting evidence is essential.
  • The ability to work with a diverse group of students, colleagues, and community members is also essential.
  • Must also possess the ability to maintain a climate that is collegial, respects and values diversity, treats faculty, staff and learners fairly, and that is hospitable to creativity and innovation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Highly sought after candidates will possess a combination of both college teaching experience and real world, media production experience.
  • Candidates with a noteworthy and recognized background in the film and television industry are also highly desirable.
  • We especially seek candidates with experience working with and mentoring underrepresented groups.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 15136 When applying, applicants must include: A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications A current Resume/CV The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30122 - CAM-Theater, Film & VideoProdu

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Nov 21, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Lisa Lujan-Ruck

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00667530





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Posted: 11/22/2018
Application Due: 1/21/2019
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