Professor of Dramatic Writing

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Join SCAD Atlanta as a full-time Professor of Dramatic Writing. In this role, you will teach courses in collaborative TV writers’ rooms, screenwriting and your own area of expertise. You will undertake responsibilities supporting cross-departmental creative initiatives in TV and film productions as well as live and digital immersive experiences.

The ideal candidate has exceptional industry experience, possesses a student-centered teaching philosophy and is committed to the goals of a diverse and inclusive academic department. As an energetic leader, he or she exhibits excellent communication skills, supports an ensemble-based approach and is able to dive into multiple projects at a time.

One of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., Atlanta provides professionals an ideal environment in which to live, work, and play. Located in the heart of Midtown, SCAD Atlanta is home to a vibrant cultural landscape that includes theaters, museums, fine art galleries, bustling shops, and countless green spaces, including Piedmont Park and Atlanta’s famed BeltLine. The capital of Georgia, Atlanta provides both southern charm and the ebb and flow of an alpha city.

Requirements:
• Terminal degree or its equivalent
• Expertise in TV writers’ rooms and/or collaborative working environments

Minimum Qualifications:

- Credentials sufficient to command the respect of the department members, which normally includes a terminal degree in that field (Ph.D. or Master’s degree (MFA preferred) in relevant field). Leadership and supervisory experience in academic area.
- Demonstrated effectiveness as an academic leader, normally through service on academic groups or through special assignments.
- A successful career as a faculty member, including a reputation for high academic standards and innovation in curriculum and pedagogy.
- Experience with curriculum development and the utilization of assessment to improve student learning and academic programs.
- Ability to conduct thorough, thoughtful, and fair faculty evaluations, including class observations, productive individual evaluation meetings, and clearly stated written evaluations that reinforce the faculty member’s strength and outlines areas of needed improvement with suggested strategies and support for that improvement.
- The knowledge to define the needs of the department on new faculty hires and the personnel judgment to make appropriate recommendations to the Dean for hiring and reappointment.
- The judgment to make good and fair decisions in the student’s best academic interests with regard to various waivers and expectations and the ability to capture those decisions in an annual accountability report.
- Willingness to collaborate with admissions on the recruitment and review of students, with career planning and placement on placing students and on building links to careers related to the discipline, and with other academic and non-academic departments in the best interests of students and the college.
- Attention to detail and to deadlines in such matters as course scheduling, classroom scheduling, budgetary development and oversight, and preparation of required reports.
- Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.
- Innovative, energetic, and of the highest personal and professional integrity.

Work Hours:As noted in the Employment Agreement.

ADA Tag: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Special instructions to applicants: Only complete packages will be considered. An unofficial transcript of your highest degree awarded, cover letter, resume or CV, and portfolio are required. For the portfolio, you have the option to upload electronic documents/images, or a URL.