The Department of English and Creative Writing at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a Visiting AssistantProfessor position in Screenwriting.
Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positionis filled
Salary: Commensurate with rank and experience
Date of Appointment: August 2012
Description ofResponsibilities: The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for teaching introductory, intermediate, and advanced screenwritingcourses in a robust Creative Writing program with 130 majors. The responsibilities for this position include teaching courses in dramaticstructure and film aesthetics within the Cinema and Screen Studies program of the Department of English and Creative Writing; providingdepartmental and University service; advising majors; and continuing to produce a nationally competitive portfolio of sustained anddistinctive creative activity.
Required Qualifications: M.F.A. or M.A. with equivalent industry/professional experience. We areseeking a proactive colleague who has excellent communication skills and a rich understanding of idea development and creative writingconcepts. The successful candidate will demonstrate a deep commitment to mentoring students and an entrepreneurial attitude to helping growthe program. Candidates must be dedicated to helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed in a multicultural and globalcommunity.
Preferred Qualifications: Candidates should have a record of outstanding narrative storytelling in feature and short filmscreenwriting; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and experience as a mentor on individual student screenwriting projects.
To Apply:Submit letter of application, full curriculum vitae listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbersfor at least three professional references electronicallyto:
Samples of creative work will be requested after the initialapplication review. Finalists will be required to submit three current (dated within one year) letters of reference and an officialtranscript of highest degree earned.
Description of Department: The Creative Writing program was founded at SUNY Oswego in 1965, oneof the first undergraduate majors in creative writing in the world. The SUNY Oswego Creative Writing and Cinema and Screen Studies programsoffer BA degrees that integrate creative and critical studies. The program provides undergraduates with the opportunity to earn a BA degreethat integrates specialized writing within genres as well as critical studies of genre. The program has approximately 130 full time majorswho are equally distributed among the key focus areas of the program: screenwriting, playwriting, nonfiction, fiction and poetry. It is aprogram with a strong history that seeks new faculty who are being innovative and entrepreneurial in their approach to curriculum andprogram design.
Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in central NewYork on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News America's BestColleges 2010 and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review, Oswego offers its 8300 undergraduate and graduate students outstandingeducational experiences with attention to liberal arts and sciences foundations, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches,independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. SUNY Oswego is in a time ofwonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking sesquicentennial strategic plan, andexpanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.
Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found atwww.oswego.edu.
SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action Employer and encouragesapplications from professionals of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. In accordance with INS regulations, successfulapplicants must be legally able to work in the United States, per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Requests forreasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office.
Department of English & Creative Writing
State University of New York at Oswego
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