Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Television Writing, MFA Program in Television, Film and Theatre

 Location: California State University, Los Angeles 

Department of Television, Film and Media Studies

POSITION: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Television Writing, MFA Program in Television, Film and Theatre



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Terminal degree from an accredited institution (MFA, PhD, or equivalent) by September 1, 2016, demonstrated abilities in the field of television writing, and at least five years of professional experience in television. Candidate should have the potential for effective teaching at the University level and the ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment.

As a University dedicated to engagement, service and the public good, the successful candidate will be expected to join faculty, staff, students and administrators in a commitment to these purposes.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience teaching courses in television writing at the graduate and/or undergraduate level. Experience working in the following areas: writing, producing, development, production, new media, and/or social media. Interest teaching courses in: television and film writing, producing, pitching, television and film development, production, industry studies, global media, and emerging media.

DUTIES: In addition to teaching, duties include student advisement and academic service for the Department of Television, Film and Media Studies, the College of Arts and Letters, and the University.

SALARY: Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, Los Angeles is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. Founded in 1947, the University is in the city of Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and has more than 23,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic diversity of the area. The University is a federally recognized Hispanic-serving, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving, and Minority-serving institution. Faculty may have the opportunity to establish affiliate status with other academic programs, including the Honors College and ethnic/area studies.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employmentform. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Send applications and required documentation in pdf format to:

TVFT Search Committee

Please note that letters of recommendations can be sent by recommenders as a pdf email attachment, but please ensure that they are sent from the recommender’s institutional email address to ensure authenticity. Scanned unofficial transcripts are acceptable until a request for official transcripts are made.
For additional information, email [email protected] or call:

323-221-1047 or 323-343-5425

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran, or Vietnam era veteran status.

Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.