Hofstra U. Needs a TV Writing Professor

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Assistant Professor, to be precise, which, of course, all writing should be.  Considering that the location of Hofstra University – Long Island! – is a fave of the Big Money Literary Scene in these United States of A, competition for the gig probably will be fierce. But if you’ve got the cred, this looks like a good one.

Here’s the lowdown:

Faculty Position in Television Writing

The Herbert School of Communication Announces an ANTICIPATED OPENING IN THE DEPARTMENT OF RADIO, TELEVISION, FILM for a FULL-TIME TENURE-TRACK POSITION BEGINNING FALL 2017

The Department of Radio, Television, Film anticipates an opening beginning in Fall 2017 for a tenure-track appointment for a full-time assistant professor to teach television writing. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in television writing in areas such as: short-form and long-form television formats, series writing, and producing for television and new media. The candidate should further demonstrate familiarity with a variety of genres, including comedy, satire and drama. Professional experience in writing for television and emerging media forms (streaming content, web-based interactive/immersive) is considered a plus.

Ph.D., MFA, or MA with significant professional work experience and ongoing creative production over which they have principal control. Tenure candidates are expected to engage in scholarly research and/or creative activity and be available for departmental service, academic advisement, and mentoring co-curricular activities. University level teaching experience is preferred. Salary range is competitive, with excellent fringe benefits.

Please email cover letter, CV, and the names/addresses/phone numbers of three references to Professor Phil Katzman, Chair, Department of Radio, Television, Film, at rtvfdpc@hofstra.edu. Please submit all documents in .PDF format only.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff, and student body, and encourages applications from the entre spectrum of a diverse student body.

Hofstra University is the largest private, liberal arts institution on Long Island, NY. It is located 25 miles east of Manhattan and includes the following schools: Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine; Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; School of Health Professions and Human Services; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; and Hofstra University Honors College.  There are approximately 500 full-time faculty members; 6,900 full and part-time undergraduates; 2,900 graduate students; 800 law students; and 350 medical students. For more information about the University please visit www.hofstra.edu

All in all, pretty damn cool beans, yeah?

As usual, we’re asking anyone who applies to tell us how the experience goes. Nobody’s ever actually done that – tell us how the experience went – but we’re writers; we live in hope!