The Film and Media Studies Program at Tufts University is seeking one or two part-time lecturers for Spring 2021 to teach an introductory and an intermediate course on screenwriting at the undergraduate level. These courses will operate as writing workshops while also offering instruction in script analysis with an emphasis on character development, dramatic structure, and the visual nature of telling stories for the screen. Students in Screenwriting I, the introductory course, exit the course with drafts of 2-3 short film scripts. Students in Screenwriting II, the intermediate course, complete a film treatment and the first act of a feature-length screenplay. Teaching may require in person, hybrid or remote assignments.
An MFA degree in screenwriting or a related field and experience teaching screenwriting at the college level is preferred.
Apply with letter indicating interest in teaching the introductory course, the intermediate course, or both; current CV; teaching statement; sample syllabus for an introductory and/or intermediate screenwriting course; student evaluations; and three confidential letters of reference submitted directly by their authors. Questions about the position may be directed to the Film and Media Studies Program, Tufts University: email@example.com. Review of applications begins October 31, 2020, and continues until the position is filled.
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