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Please submit a letter of interest, a CV, statement of teaching philosophy, samples of recent creative work, and proof of effective teaching via e-mail to  

Additionally, 2 letters of recommendation should be submitted to this e-mail.

Job Summary

The Department of Film, Television, and Media is seeking a LEO Lecturer I for the Screenwriting Program for the Fall term 2019 only.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.


Responsibilities include course coordination (including office hours) and teaching of the following course in the Fall term 2019:

FTVM 210 – Introduction to Screenwriting

In this course, students will learn how timeless dramatic principles function in feature films, television shows, and new media. Students will also learn how the elements of storytelling (characterization, point-of-view, subtext, symbolism, dramatic irony, etc.) translate to motion pictures in ways different from fiction and the stage. Students will be assessed based on weekly screenplay analyses, in-class group writing exercises, two short original screenplays, and script coverage.

Required Qualifications*

Candidates must possess an MFA or the equivalent, a proven teaching record of excellence in screenwriting, and a portfolio of work demonstrating a commitment to moving image media as an art form.  The Department of Film, Television and Media integrates theory and practice within a liberal arts context.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of ten calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

Decision Making Process

Review of candidates will begin immediately and the anticipated date by which an offer will be made is May 15, 2019.

Selection Process

Applications will be selected based upon demonstrated subject matter expertise, successful performance in the classroom, and the needs of the department.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.