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Lecturer in TV Writing, Film and Media Studies

Position overview

Salary range: The annual base salary for this position starts at $64,329 . The posted UC Salary scale for Non-Senate Instructional (NSI) Unit 18 [] set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment.

Application Window

Open date: May 8, 2023

Next review date: Thursday, Jun 8, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 8, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for part-time lecturer position to teach an upper division undergraduate course in Television Writing for the Fall 2023 quarter.

Applicants must have a MFA in Screenwriting or a related field in hand by June 30, 2023. Preferred candidates will be an experienced practitioner with experience in a writer’s room and/or experience in development and writing pilots and show bibles, with strong pedagogy expertise and professional contacts in industry, public, or independent media sectors. University-level teaching experience in Film and Media Studies is preferred. Candidates with a specialization in community expression—that is, a commitment to underrepresented stories and voices —are especially welcomed.

The service period for Fall 2023 quarter is 9/25/23 - 12/15/23

Academic calendars may be found here:

Application Procedure – Submit the following materials via UC Irvine’s on-line application system, RECRUIT, located at

• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Teaching Evaluations (2 - 3)
• Sample Syllabi
• Letters of Recommendation (2 letters minimum, 3rd optional)
• Reflective Teaching Statement
• Inclusive Activities Statement

For guidelines on how to prepare a reflective teaching statement see: This statement should: Indicate the candidate’s teaching experiences to date, including experience with teaching undergraduates/graduate students, or other populations, as well as their areas of interest. Detail the candidate’s teaching approaches and philosophies, as to how they will engage in effective teaching strategies.

For guidelines on how to prepare an Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement:

The application deadline is June 8, 2023.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

MFA in Screenwriting or a related field.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 2-3 letters of reference required
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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being up-to-date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA