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The University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts (SCA), Writing Division is inviting applications for: Instructor of Cinema Practice. Application deadline: Wednesday, February 21, 2008 4:00 P.M.


Position Description: The Writing Division is seeking an individual with three years' teaching experience in screen and television writing classes. The candidate must have substantial nationally recognized credits in television and long form writing. The ideal candidate must have production experience as a show-runner or executive producer and have the flexibility to teach classes in conjunction with existing production classes at SCA. The Writing Division is seeking a candidate that possesses a strong sense of story and character development and has the ability to effectively convey these script-developing skills in a classroom environment.


The Instructor of Cinema Practice will teach four classes per semester. Salary is competitive. Qualifications: BA degree and equivalent professional experience is required. Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience at the university level and professional experience brought to the classroom.


Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview. Interviews are held on the University of Southern California campus and are conducted by an Interview Committee. Additional interviews may be required. Reasonable accommodations are provided to persons with disabilities. Should you feel you have a need for accommodation due to a disability, please indicate this request in your cover letter. Travel costs related to an interview will be borne by the applicant.


Please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter to: Ms. Bernadette Eva Tilger, Program Manager, SCA Writing Division, University of Southern California, 850 West 34th Street, Lucas 301, Los Angeles, California 90089-2211.


The University of Southern California is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified individuals with the ability to contribute in a meaningful way to the university's continuing commitment to its Core Values, Honor Code and Diversity Statement are encouraged to make application.

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