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Fairfax – George Mason University Seeking New Professor – Jan. 11 – paid

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Directing and Screenwriting

Institution: George Mason University

Location: Fairfax, VA

Category: Faculty – Communications – Film and Video


Type: Full Time

Department: College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA)

Online App. Form: http://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/41670

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Directing and Screenwriting

The George Mason University Film and Video Studies (FAVS) program, within the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), seeks qualified candidates for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Directing and Screenwriting in Film and Video Studies (Fall semester 2018). George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


  • Teaching responsibilities will include a 3:3 teaching load covering basic and advanced undergraduate courses in writing and directing, and senior capstones in screenwriting and directing;
  • Service to the program, college and university includes mentoring students, working with faculty and students, committee service at the program- and college-level, and participation in program events;
  • Faculty will assist in creating opportunities for students on- and off-campus that promote the study and craft of writing and directing in coordination with faculty, staff, and other program instructors; and
  • Faculty will maintain their creative scholarly and professional work.

Required Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will have an MFA in film and video production or comparable terminal degree;
  • Directing experience in scripted, live-action, single camera film and/or serialized, single camera television projects with national and international exhibition and distribution; and
  • Professional screenwriting credits on scripted projects (films and/or television).


For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F194Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu by January 11, 2018, via the online application; and upload a cover letter that includes a discussion of their creative work/scholarship, teaching philosophy, and professional experience, a C.V. with links to creative work online, and contact information for three references (name, e-mail, telephone number, address). Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.