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Long Island University – Brooklyn

Associate Professor – NTTA
Department of Media Arts

The TV Writers Studio(sm) at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, a two-year, 48-credit graduate program, which grants the MFA in Writing & Producing for Television, invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or above.

The TV Writers Studio (TVWS) is a writing intensive program that is structured along the lines of a writers’ room of an ongoing television series. The participants are treated as members of the writing staff of that TV series, rather than as students.  The TVWS is an experiential, career-oriented practicum that provides a training ground for a writing/producing “life” in television, film and digital media.

In order to deliver that, applicant must demonstrate real-world/ real-life knowhow by establishing that he/she has extensive professional experience as a writer/producer, preferably a showrunner, in the television or film industry.

Applicant must be a skilled storyteller who has an ability to create, foster and guide the “staff members” in a collaborative environment. This will require a thoroughgoing understanding of the ways in which writers’ rooms function.  An interest in and an understanding of the new media and its impact on the television and film industries is necessary.

Aside from teaching, responsibilities for this position include administrative duties and travel for recruitment and program promotion.  Applicant should have substantial industry contacts with the ability to bring in guest lecturers and/or assemble expert panels.  Teaching in the field and an advanced degree in a media or writing related field is a “plus.”

For consideration please forward your letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae and three letters of references to: TVWS-2015@liu.edu

LIU is an equal opportunity employer. LIU is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.  LIU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.  Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.

Posted: 5-6-15