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Assistant Teaching Professor

Apply now Job no: 495048
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City
Categories: Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University

About Drexel 

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics. 

Job Summary 

The Drexel University Department of Cinema & Television in The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design in Philadelphia is looking for an accomplished professional Screenwriter who is ready to pass on their accumulated knowledge to our eager, talented, and ambitious students. The Screenwriting & Playwriting program seeks applicants for a full time, one-year visiting guest artist position with expectations for inspiring teaching and contemporary industry expertise. 

Essential Functions 

  • Teach a selection of courses as assigned, both remote and on campus when possible.
  • Engage in creative activities within the industry
  • Serve on committees for the college or university
  • Participate in program and curriculum assessment and development
  • Mentor students in industry networking and careers and assist students with connections in the field
  • Other service activities as assigned

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Ideal candidates are screenwriting professionals with a minimum of ten years’ experience in high-level creative decision-making and producing, a working knowledge of screenwriting. Ideal candidates should also exhibit a mastery of the current industry and be able to articulate a vision that integrates the disparate demands of writing for episodic television for broadcast, cable and streaming services, and mainstream theatrical production.


University City 

Special Instructions to the Applicant 

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application. 

Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. 

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