Clinical Assistant Professor of Dramatic Writing

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Media and Arts, Theatre, Film, and Creative Writing, College of Arts & Sciences

Position Summary:

The Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing at Boise State University seeks to hire a Clinical Assistant Professor of dramatic writing. The candidate shall have a primary expertise in screenwriting, with a secondary emphasis in playwriting. The ability to teach other film production or studies courses is desired. This full-time, non-tenure track position has a standard 4/4 teaching load. General semester teaching assignments will consist of a combination of courses in the Film and Theatre Arts programs. Areas of required specialization include the writing and study of contemporary film and theatre, including television writing, narrative and dramatic structure, and film and play analysis. Applicants are expected to address in their letter of application how they will bring diversity and inclusion to the university, program, school, and community. We encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Department of Theatre, Film, and Creative Writing serves as a partnership of programs focusing on the learning, practice, and interaction of the dramatic, cinematic, and literary arts. Film & Television Arts is a newer program, and currently one of the fastest growing on campus. The program emphasizes experiential learning through projects such as the Narrative Television Initiative, in which majors participate in every aspect of the creation of a serial narrative or feature film.

The Department of Theatre, Film, and Creative Writing is situated in the School of the Arts designed to serve as the vibrant urban hub for the study, practice, and integration of the arts. The school cultivates new models of interdisciplinary innovation, entrepreneurial initiative, and collaborative community engagement in order to prepare artists, and all students to thrive in a diverse world.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MFA or equivalent terminal degree in Screenwriting, Film, or related field;
  • Professional background and experience in dramatic writing;
  • College-level teaching experience at beginning through advanced levels;
  • Commitment to inclusiveness and equity in the classroom.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach other areas of film production or studies;
  • Demonstrated activity in dramatic writing, including film and/or theatre productions, that shows national recognition or the potential for national recognition, including awards, residencies, and fellowships;
  • Desire to contribute to a young and growing Film program.

Application Materials:

For full consideration, please have your application submitted by November 27, 2022:

  • Please submit a letter of application that directly addresses your qualifications for the position, including all required and preferred qualifications;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Statement of teaching philosophy;
  • A dramatic writing sample in screenwriting, episodic writing, or playwriting;

Questions about the search may be directed to:

Ryan Cannon, Search Committee Chair:

In your subject line, please include “Dramatic Writing Clinical Faculty Hire Question.”

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit optionsLearn more about faculty careers at Boise State.

Boise State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity and actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups. EOE/AA Institution. Veterans preference may be applicable.

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