University of California Los Angeles — Professor of Screenwriting

The Department of Film, Television and Digital Media in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television invites distinguished writers for narrative film and/or television to apply for a tenured Full Professor appointment.

The ideal candidate will have an MFA in film and/or television writing from an accredited institution or will have a minimum of 5 years professional experience including distinguished professional experiences and screen credits in writing for narrative film and/or television. WGA membership preferred. Special consideration will be given to applicants who embrace social impact and diversity in their creative work. All applicants must be able to lead students through a range of creative and practical approaches to writing for narrative film and/or television.

This senior level professor will be responsible for teaching a variety of courses in narrative film and/or television writing at the BA and MFA levels and will be expected to participate fully in university and department service. S/he will have had experience, or the professional equivalent (teaching professional workshops, labs, or mentoring programs), teaching large-enrollment lecture courses in the fundamentals of narrative film and/or television writing, and in teaching limited-enrollment advanced writing

seminars/workshops. We seek an established, currently active writer for narrative film and/or television with a distinguished national and/or international reputation who possesses the highest levels of artistic excellence and skill. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, creative activity, and community service has prepared them to contribute to our vision and mission at UCLA TFT that includes our full commitment to diversity and excellence.

Rank/Salary: We are seeking applicants who qualify for appointment to a tenured Full Professor faculty position in the Film, Television & Digital Media Department. Salary will be commensurate with background and experience.

Application: Please submit an electronic version of your CV, the names of 3-5 references who may be contacted regarding your application, a statement of pedagogical philosophy, a statement of contributions to diversity and a cover letter of no more than 3 pages that illustrates your particular suitability for the position. Please address your materials to Professor Celia Mercer – Chair of the Search Committee. Please apply at

Application Deadline: Applications should be received by Feb. 15 2017.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.

The vision of the School of Theater, Film and Television is to serve as a premier interdisciplinary global professional school that develops outstanding humanistic storytellers, industry leaders and scholars whose diverse, innovative voices enlighten, engage and inspire change for a better world.