Professor of Arts

Syracuse University

Professor of Arts

Posting Details

Job # 077650
Job Title Professor of Practice, Film-Department of Film and Media Arts
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range $75,000 - $80,000
FLSA Status Exempt
Job Type Full-time
Rank Professor of Practice
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description
The Department of Film and Media Arts within the College of Visual and Performing Arts invites applications for a three-year renewable contract appointment as Non-Tenure Track Professor of Practice (Film Program), to begin August 2024.

The faculty member will bring scriptwriting expertise and industry connections directly to the classroom. The faculty member will participate in departmental meetings and be assigned other duties as needed.

The Department of Film and Media Arts is a leading academic center for the education of media artists and professionals. Our programs offer students valuable studio experiences in well-equipped facilities, complemented by rigorous academic studies and comprehensive courses covering media arts history, diverse theory, and contemporary issues.

About The College of Visual and Performing Arts
The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University is committed to the education of cultural leaders who will engage and inspire audiences through performance, visual art, design, scholarship, and commentary. We provide the tools for self-discovery and risk-taking in an environment that thrives on critical thought and action. To learn more about the college, our distinguished faculty, and our program, please visit our websites at,
Bachelor’s degree in Screenwriting, Creative Writing, or recent significant professional experience at the very highest level. At least 2 years of teaching experience and at least 10 years of experience in the field will be given preference. We seek a scriptwriter with outstanding storytelling skills, in-depth knowledge of dramatic structure and great understanding of multiple platforms and genres, with professional experience. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellent teaching skills, and professional practice. A record of creative activity in screenwriting is expected. We welcome candidates who will diversify our curriculum and our faculty in regard to race, gender and ethnicity.
Job Specific Qualifications
  • Experience teaching multiple forms of scriptwriting.
  • Long term professional work as a screenwriter.
  • Thorough understanding of film production process both independent and mainstream.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion, and to excellence in teaching.
In addition:
Successful candidate will fully participate in the life of the department and program and contribute to our educational mission.
Physical Requirements  
Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, a diversity and inclusion statement, as well as the name and contact information for a minimum of four (4) references.

Review of applicant materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings, and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and over 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors, 100 minors, and 200 advanced degree programs offered across the University’s 13 schools and colleges; over 15,000 undergraduates and over 6,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit
About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.
EEO Statement
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.
Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.
Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
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Job Posting Date 04/16/2024
Application Deadline  
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration  
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants  

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Diversity Statement
  4. Reference List
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document

Supplemental Questions

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  1. *How did you first find out about this position?
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