Open Position: Lecturer in Television Narrative: Practice and Theory Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University

Fordham University, the Jesuit University of New York, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer position in the Department of Communication and Media Studies, to start September 1, 2018, in our Film and Television undergraduate program.  The position will be based at Fordham’s Bronx campus.  This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal.

The ideal candidate will be a teacher-practitioner in television narrative production, with the ability to teach writing and production skills.  S/he should be able to teach courses in scripted narrative – including Writing the TV Pilot, Writing TV Dramas, and Writing and Producing the Web Series – as well as beginning and advanced Digital Video Production.  The ability to teach Introduction to Television Studies and Television History is strongly desired.

Requirements:

  • MFA or related degree in Television, Film, Communication or related field
  • Significant industry and professional experience in TV writing and production
  • Proven record of teaching excellence and individual mentoring of students in the creative process
  • Willingness to supervise and participate in extracurricular activities, such as our department’s active New York Film and Television Student Alliance

Submit application electronically via INTERFOLIO apply.interfolio.com/50251

Include (1) a cover letter with qualifications; (2) curriculum vitae with the names of three references and links to creative work; and (3) teaching evaluations from relevant undergraduate courses.  DEADLINE: MAY 2, 2018. For specific questions, please contact Claudia Rivera, Assistant to the Chair, at crivera51@fordham.edu.

Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from all backgrounds.  Fordham is an equal opportunity employer.

Moreover, Fordham believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.  As our student body grows increasingly diverse, experience and commitment to teaching and mentoring students from a range of economic, social, and cultural backgrounds is preferred/welcome.