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TENURE-TRACK PROFESSOR (OPEN RANK) IN PLAYWRITING / SCREENWRITING Northwestern University's Department of Radio/Television/Film is seeking a tenure track professor (open rank) of dramatic writing (playwriting, screenwriting, and/or television writing) to teach as part of our interdisciplinary MFA in Writing for the Screen + Stage and as part of our undergraduate RTVF dramatic writing curriculum. We expect candidates to have completed a substantial body of work that is both innovative and nationally recognized, as demonstrated by continuing commissions, productions, screenings, reviews, grants, and awards. We are particularly interested in writers whose work represents underrepresented voices through dramatic/comedic narratives, especially Asian, Latino/Latina and/or African American voices. We welcome candidates who work across different media and/or cross disciplines, and who are committed to integrating theory and practice. We have strong ties to the Department of Theatre and the Department of Performance Studies. An MFA or doctorate is required, with at least one year of teaching experience. Appointment begins September 1, 2020. Salary and rank commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching evaluations, at least one full-length play/screenplay/teleplay, and three letters of recommendation. Northwestern University’s Department of Radio/Television/Film explores the history, theory, and production of media—from cinema to broadcast television to alternative media to emerging technologies. The department offers undergraduate degrees in Radio/Television/Film, and dual degree programs in Communication, Engineering, and Music (BFA and BA); graduate degrees in Writing for the Screen and Stage (MFA), Documentary Media (MFA), and in Screen Cultures (Ph.D). It features 43 full-time faculty, 275 undergraduate majors, and 60+ graduate students. It is located on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus in greater Chicago. Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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