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Assistant Tenure-Track Professor of Screenwriting

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Assistant Tenure-Track Professor of Screenwriting AY 2022-2023

The Department of Screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television is searching for an accomplished writer-producer/educator with extensive professional experience to join our faculty.  This is a full-time, tenure-track position with competitive salary and benefits.  The appointment would begin in Fall 2022. 

The successful candidate should be a working professional in the commercial entertainment industry with experience on TV series in the role of producer, which ideally includes Executive Producer or Showrunner, for network, cable and/or streaming media.  Experience in shorts and feature films would be a plus.  An MFA or terminal degree is required.

The successful hire will teach courses in Screenwriting, particularly in the ‘Writing and Producing for Television’ MFA program.  Skills covered will include writing both spec scripts and original pilot scripts, developing a pitch deck, producing a sizzle reel, and perfecting an industry-ready verbal pitch.  The successful hire will be expected to maintain a high level of professional teaching and engage in the transition of students into the entertainment industry by recruiting mentors and participating in our professional transition programs.  In addition, service to the university and the department in accordance with tenure-line leadership standards is expected.

LMU’s School of Film and Television is a Top Ten Film School located in the heart of Los Angeles with a state-of-the art facility in Silicon Beach and a brand-new educational building on our Westchester campus.  SFTV provides a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate education through small class size, creative collaboration, and a launch into the industry.  The Loyola Marymount University community is comprised of faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of culturally diverse backgrounds. Applicants should be experienced with and committed to working in this diverse population.

Loyola Marymount University is a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education.  The institution seeks qualified applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society.  LMU is an equal opportunity employer.  Women, people of color, LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming individuals, people living with disabilities, and others with diverse life experiences and beliefs are encouraged to apply ( Visit for more information).

This position requires a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-racism along with interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. To that end, we ask candidates to submit a statement discussing how they approach DEI-A and interdisciplinarity in their teaching and professional work.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, the DEI-A statement, writing sample and/or link to a produce show, and the names and email addresses of three references who would be willing to supply a letter of recommendation in a timely manner via the LMU HR Jobs Portal at . Review of applications will commence in December 2021.




Loyola Marymount University, founded in 1911, is the largest Catholic university on the West Coast. LMU offers more than 80 undergraduate degrees and programs. The Graduate Division offers 29 master’s degrees, one doctoral degree and 15 credential programs.

LMU generates more than $250 million annually in direct economic activity in Southern California and employs more than 2,240 people. Students volunteer more than 175,000 service hours a year with 350 community organizations. LMU was named a 2007 “Treasure of Los Angeles.” Many programs, including the Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles, the Bioethics Institute, the School of Education and the Dept. of Natural Science, make L.A.’s politics, healthcare, education and environment part of the curriculum. Loyola Law School is the first ABA-accredited law school in California with a mandatory pro bono requirement.

At Loyola Marymount University, diversity is fundamental to our mission and identity. But, a diverse campus takes time to develop and flourish. It is a work in progress that involves each and every one of us: student, faculty, and staff.

LMU must be a place where people feel free to say what they think and where they also listen with respect to what others say -- not simply in the classroom but also in residence halls and dining rooms, in staff and faculty meetings, and whenever two people talk on the bluff. Through speaking and listening, we probe diversity, work though the challenges it poses, and reveal the richness of its promise.

With sweeping vistas of downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean, Loyola Marymount University is situated in one of the most dynamic and diverse cities in the world. Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States, with an estimated population of 4 million. Residential development is booming, cultural institutions are multiplying, and retail and entertainment options are thriving on an unprecedented scale. LMU students and faculty take all that Los Angeles has to offer, and use it as a laboratory for understanding the complexity of cultures, industries, images, and opportunities that Southern California embraces.


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