Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Screenwriting

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
30 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Screenwriting School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Position Description

The Department of English seeks applications for a Briggs-Copeland lecturer in Screenwriting. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018. The Briggs-Copeland lecturer will be responsible for teaching two creative writing workshops per semester. Additional duties include advising and grading senior theses. The position is a five year untenured, non-renewable appointment.

faculty, instructor, creative writing, screenwriting
Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England

Basic Qualifications

Professional experience in screenwriting required.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desired.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu). Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 28, and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
4. Statement of Current and Future Projects
5. Sample Syllabi
6. Writing Sample (approximately 25 pp. of an original screenplay or TV script)
7. Names and contact information of three to five referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. Letters of reference should illustrate the applicant’s teaching and writing abilities.

Teaching materials, including evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching awards and evaluations), may be requested at a later stage in the search.

Contact Information

Lea Sabatini
Barker Center
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email sabatini@fas.harvard.edu Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Minimum Number of References Required 3 Maximum Number of References Allowed 5 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Other Statement
  5. Sample Syllabus
  6. Writing Sample 1

Optional Documents