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Assistant Professor - MFA Low-Res Screenwriting and Playwriting

Full-time Assistant Professor - MFA Low-Res Screenwriting & Playwriting Faculty Position

One full-time, tenure track position available to begin in August 2015. The Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University offers a graduate MFA program in Writing for the Screen & Stage, which provides students the ability to focus on screen (television, film and new media) or stage writing while creating a diverse portfolio of dramatic work.  The two-year program provides online instruction during the traditional fall and spring semesters and requires students to participate in three on campus residencies. The successful applicant will teach online graduate level screenwriting and/or playwriting courses, teach graduate theory and/or mechanics courses, mentor thesis projects, help plan and participate in the residencies as well as teach in the undergraduate screenwriting program and potentially teach courses in the University’s core curriculum.

Requirements: MFA or related terminal degree in screenwriting, playwriting or a related field is required.  The ideal candidate will also have professional writing experience and a record of teaching at the university level.  Preference will be given to those applicants with experience teaching in an online environment.

Application Procedure: Please submit a letter of application, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages and a list of three references with contact information to: Office of the Conservatory of Performing Arts, Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, Suite 625 LH, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or by e-mail to: Conservatory@pointpark.edu.  If submitting your application by e-mail, please note that the subject line MUST STATE the position for which you are applying. Review of applications will begin on March 2nd and continue until the position is filled.  For additional information, visit www.pointpark.edu/mfascreenandstage. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience.

Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.