Department of Entertainment and Media Studies
Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

The Grady College at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track position in Entertainment and Media Studies to begin August 2019.

Academic Rank/Salary
Assistant Professor. Appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We seek an individual to teach a range courses on narrative writing for the screen. The successful applicant will teach a diverse group of students at the introductory and advanced undergraduate and graduate levels. Preferred expertise in serial or episodic television writing, feature-length and short form screenplays, and/or serial narratives for digital, streaming, or emerging distribution channels. Service on department, college and university committees is expected.

Qualifications Sought
MFA or PhD in film, mass communication, media production, media studies or related field; or MA degree in same. All candidates must have at least one year of experience in teaching screenwriting courses at the university level and have experience teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. Candidates with an MA degree and at least three years of significant professional experience and accomplishments in screenwriting or related areas will be considered. Such candidates must be approved
for a terminal-degree exception before hire.

To Apply
Grady College, its departments, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University is an EEO/AA institution.

Applications must be submitted online at Review of candidates will begin on February 18, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Nate Kohn, Professor, Department of Entertainment and Media Studies, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia, 120 Hooper Street, Athens, Georgia 30602-3018, 706.542.4972 or

More about the department, college and university
The Department of Entertainment and Media Studies (EMST) together with the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, and the Department of Journalism constitutes the units of the Grady College. EMST is home to media scholars working in a variety of theoretical and methodological traditions. It administers the undergraduate major in Entertainment & Media Studies, which teaches visual
storytelling focused on entertainment. The major consists of a required core of four classes focused on storytelling (introduction, production, writing, narrative theory). Elective classes provide students with opportunities to deepen their skills in areas such as documentary, advanced production, advanced writing,
and advanced research. All courses in this major are informed by a media-studies pedagogy—which includes integration of theory and practice and attention to issues of culture, power, identity along with media uses and effects.

Augmenting the department programs is the presence of the Peabody Awards, the oldest and most prestigious awards program that recognizes excellence in broadcast and electronic media. In addition, significant experiential learning opportunities exist through the Cannes Film Festival Study Abroad Program, and the Grady L.A. Field Study/Internship Program. The major and its programs position students for jobs in the entertainment media industry across, film, television, gaming and other new

The New Media Institute (NMI) is located within the department but as an interdisciplinary certificate granting unit available to students throughout the university. It is dedicated to the innovative exploration of digital media technology. Through the NMI’s New Media Interdisciplinary Certificate Program, students of any major can develop new media expertise. Students are required to complete 17 credit hours to earn the certificate. Certificate courses are hands-on and highly interactive, providing students a foundation of skills and knowledge that prepare them to respond to changes in technology throughout their careers. The NMI is located on the fourth floor of the Journalism Building with a great view of UGA’s historic North Campus.

Learn more about the Grady College at Georgia is well known for its quality of life, and for outdoors, urban, cultural and arts activities (

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students, including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well
as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Athens is a vibrant, diverse community that is consistently rated as one of the nation’s best college towns.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this
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