NYU Los Angeles is seeking a local, part-time instructor to teach a course on writing comedy television pilots to undergraduate students this Spring 2023 under the sponsorship of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Rita & Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing.
The course will take place in the academic center in the Fairfax/La Brea area of Los Angeles. Teaching commences in Spring 2023 (January 24 through May 15).
The instructor role includes all preparation, delivery, and grading. Some administrative assistance is available to support the preparation of course materials. Courses are to be intellectually challenging in content and rigorous student assessment is required.
This course is an introduction to the basic craft of writing original, comedic pilots. Students will read and analyze produced pilots from recognized series and write their own original pilots, which will be analyzed and discussed in a workshop environment. Lectures will emphasize both pilots and the series that emerge from those pilots. Over the course of the semester, students will write an original, comedic pilot and a two page series outline.
Expectation of Hours:
The class meeting pattern will be discussed with qualified applicants during the interview process. In addition to the time required for course preparation, classroom instruction, and marking, the instructor is required to hold a minimum of one set 60-minute "office hour" per week on location, during which time she or he will be available to meet with students.
About NYU and NYU Los Angeles:
Founded in 1831, New York University is the largest private university in the United States. The University has degree-granting campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai and operates 12 global academic centers and research programs in more than 25 countries.
NYU's Los Angeles is a study away opportunity designed for upper-level undergraduate students planning for careers in the entertainment and media industries. The program combines highly focused academic programming, with a substantial professional development component including rigorous industry internships.
Tisch's Rita & Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing offers a highly focused academic and professional writing program for undergraduate and graduate students, committed to the rigorous training of writers for theater, features, and television/episodic series. Our primary goal is to educate and train the writer through an integrated curriculum: a stepped series of core writing courses, a set of challenging theoretical and analytical courses in text analysis, and a group of production and professional training courses. Undergraduate training, in particular, is firmly rooted in a wide-ranging liberal arts curriculum that is designed to illuminate and educate the dramatist.
We are dedicated to educating writers as thinkers and artists who are serious, ethical, and responsible. We believe that it is our responsibility to encourage dramatic writers to find truth and to have the courage to tell that truth in their stories. We encourage the writers in our program to develop their own voices and their own visions.
The ideal candidate will have substantial professional artistic and/or scholarly work consistent with Tisch School of the Arts' and NYU Los Angeles' commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates must have either university level teaching experience or can demonstrate that they can translate their professional experience into dynamic teaching of episodic television writing.
We are actively seeking applicants that have a commitment to equity-forward teaching practices and who recognize and embrace the values of inclusivity and diversity, both in the classroom and in the field.
Applications must include a cover letter, an updated CV, list of references, and course evaluation summaries (if available). In the cover letter, please highlight any relevant experience you have in teaching and describe your teaching philosophy.
Consideration for applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed jointly by senior NYU LA leadership and colleagues in the Tisch Dramatic Writing Program. Terms and conditions will be discussed with the successful applicant.
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