Boston University — Assistant Professor of Film & Television, Television Writing (Comedy)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF FILM & TELEVISION, Television Writing (Comedy), College of Communication

About the Position

The Department of Film and Television at Boston University’s College of Communication is seeking an Assistant Professor in the area of writing for Television with an emphasis on scripted comedy.

Duties require teaching three courses (or multiple sections of one course) per semester, at the undergraduate and graduate level. Possible courses would include offerings in the Television writing curriculum such as Writing Situation Comedy or Writing Comedy Pilots. Department faculty are also encouraged to propose and develop new courses in their field of expertise.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a resume or CV, the names and contact information for three references, and a cover letter that includes a teaching philosophy.  Applicants may also send representative samples of professional work.  PLEASE DO NOT SEND ORIGINALS, since they will not be returned.

Deadline for applications is October 1, 2019.

Materials should be sent to:

Aimee McCarron, Dept. Administrator
Department of Film and Television
College of Communication
Boston University
640 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Electronic applications may be sent to

Questions may be directed to Professor Paul Schneider at or 617-353-3483. All inquiries will be kept confidential. This position is subject to budgetary approval by the Provost.

Required Skills

Qualified applicants should have professional credits, teaching experience at the university level, and an enthusiasm for academia.  An advanced degree is preferred.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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