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MFA Film Program seeks Assistant/Associate Professor specializing in Television Writing

David Henry Hwang (Tony Award winner for M. Butterfly and America’s most-produced living opera librettist) runs the MFA Playwriting program at Columbia University. He is also a new Television Academy member!

His department is seeking a full-time instructor in television writing.

The job description and a link to apply are below.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Professional Practice

Television Writing-Film Program & Theatre Program - Columbia University, School of the Arts

The Film and Theatre Programs in the School of the Arts at Columbia University seek to fill a joint position as Assistant/Associate Professor of Professional Practice (practice faculty), specializing in television writing, to teach graduate level courses to both screenwriters and playwrights, effective July 1, 2017. The MFA Film Program offers a concentration in screenwriting, and the MFA Theatre Program offers a concentration in playwriting. The programs aim to attract candidates who have extensive professional experience in the television industry and teaching experience.

Candidates for Assistant/Associate Professor of Professional Practice of the Arts must have a demonstrated capacity for creative work and exhibit the potential for continuing to make significant contributions to their areas of professional practice and accompanying pedagogy.

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required. Masters degree or equivalent experience preferred. Candidates would ideally have experience working, teaching and advising in feature film screenwriting as well. Experience working in new media is also a plus.

The ideal candidate would have teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Salary and rank commensurate with experience.

Priority will be given to applications received by January 15, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The School in especially interested in qualified candidates whose record of achievement will contribute to the diversity goals of the institution.

For more information and to apply for this position, please visit our online site at:

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer – Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.