The Department of Screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television is searching for two accomplished screenwriter/educators with extensive professional experience to join our faculty. Both are full-time, tenure-track positions with competitive salary and benefits. The appointments would begin in Fall 2024.
Degree and Teaching Experience: MFA. or terminal degree in screenwriting or a closely related field required. Interested applicants should have a minimum of three plus (3+) years of university level teaching experience.
Each successful candidate should have experience working in the industry (Hollywood, Independent, or International) and should have significant credits/experience in writing on at least two of the following platforms:
- Domestic or global feature films
- Cable or network television series
- Streaming or digital/new media
The successful hire will teach courses in Screenwriting with a focus on developing and writing long form feature scripts and/or a focus on writing hour-long TV pilots. One or more of the following skill sets is highly desirable for each position:
- Adaptation, the process of adapting existing intellectual property to both film and television formats.
- One-act playwriting
- Video-game writing
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. They will also be expected to serve on committees and as academic advisers. In addition, service to the university and the department is expected in accordance with tenure-line leadership standards and departmental leadership.
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.
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 https://jobs.lmu.edu . Application deadline is October 31. Review of applications will commence in November, 2023.
Reasonable expected salary: $75,000.00
Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding 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 committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experience, and beliefs to apply. (Visit www.lmu.edu for more information.)