Assistant Professor in Screenwriting

Position ID: 41917
Location
Institution: 
University of Georgia
College/Div/School: 
Journalism & Mass Communication
Department: 
Journalism Entertainment & Media Studies
Branch Campus: 
Athens, Georgia
Position Description
PVA#: 
247
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 

 

Posting Details
Posting Number F0247P
Working Title Assistant Professor in Screenwriting
Department Journalism Entertainment & Med
About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Department of Entertainment and Media Studies (EMST) together with the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, and the Department of Journalism constitutes the units of the Grady College. EMST is home to media scholars working in a variety of theoretical and methodological traditions. It administers the undergraduate major in Entertainment & Media Studies, which teaches visual storytelling focused on entertainment. The major consists of a required core of four classes focused on storytelling (introduction, production, writing, narrative theory). Elective classes provide students with opportunities to deepen their skills in areas such as documentary, advanced production, advanced writing, and advanced research. All courses in this major are informed by a media-studies pedagogy—which includes integration of theory and practice and attention to issues of culture, power, identity along with media uses and effects. Augmenting the department programs is the presence of the Peabody Awards, the oldest and most prestigious awards program that recognizes excellence in broadcast and electronic media. In addition, significant experiential learning opportunities exist through the Cannes Film Festival Study Abroad Program, and the Grady L.A. Field Study and Internship Program. The major and its programs position students for jobs in the entertainment media industry across, film, television, gaming and other new media.

The New Media Institute (NMI) is located within the department but as an interdisciplinary certificate-granting unit available to students throughout the university. It is dedicated to the innovative exploration of digital media technology. Through the NMI’s New Media Interdisciplinary Certificate Program, students of any major can develop new media expertise. Students are required to complete 17 credit hours to earn the certificate. Certificate courses are hands-on and highly interactive, providing students a foundation of skills and knowledge that prepare them to respond to changes in technology throughout their careers. The NMI is located on the fourth floor of the Journalism Building with a great view of UGA’s historic North Campus.

College/Unit/Department website Learn more about the Grady College at www.grady.uga.edu. Georgia is well known for its quality of life, and for outdoors, urban, cultural and arts activities (http://www.exploregeorgia.org/).
Posting Type External
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2019
Job Posting Date 01/15/2019
Open until filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications must be submitted online at http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/58641. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Nate Kohn, Professor of Entertainment and Media Studies, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-3018; nkohn@uga.edu.

Review of candidates will begin on January 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Details
Position Information
Classification Title Assistant Professor
Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Contract Type Academic (9 mo.)
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Minimum Qualifications

Terminal or MA degree appropriate for the discipline

Position Summary

We seek an individual to teach a range courses on narrative writing for the screen. The successful applicant will teach a diverse group of students at the introductory and advanced undergraduate and graduate levels.

Additional Requirements

MFA or PhD in film, mass communication, media production, media studies or related field; or MA degree in same. All candidates must have at least one year of experience in teaching screenwriting courses at the university level and have experience teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. Candidates with an MA degree and at least three years of significant professional experience and accomplishments in screenwriting or related areas will be considered. Such candidates must be approved for a terminal-degree exception before hire.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Preferred expertise in serial or episodic television writing, feature-length and short form screenplays, and/or serial narratives for digital, streaming, or emerging distribution channels.

Does this position have financial responsibilities? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Degree Levels: 
Doctorate
Masters
Position Type: 
Faculty
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

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