Open Positions

Tenure-Track Professor in Screenwriting

The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre is seeking a tenure-track professor in screenwriting. Additional areas of specialization might include producing, directing, editing, and cinematography.  We expect to hire at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate must have an MFA in Screenwriting or an MFA in Film/Television Production. Teaching experience preferred.

We particularly welcome applicants who will contribute to the department’s commitment to diversity and global perspectives, as well as the department’s integration of production and critical studies.

The closing date for applications is November 1, 2019 when the committee will begin reviewing applications. The appointment begins Tuesday, August 28, 2020. The University is on the semester system.

The Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (see: is a dynamic department with twenty-two regular faculty. Our liberal arts curriculum presents a broad exposure to screen cultures as an intellectual endeavor as well as an aesthetic and practical one, and offers courses that appeal to a wide range of students, including non- majors. Our student films have won prizes at significant festivals and the best of this work is exhibited at our annual student film festival in Los Angeles.

The Department resides in the Marie P. DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, dedicated in 2004 (see

Candidates should apply online at Interfolio with a letter of application, C.V., links to representative creative work, and three letters of recommendation. The application letter should include statements about the candidate’s teaching aims, their creative and scholarly work, and a comment on why the candidate is interested in this position at the University of Notre Dame.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

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FTT Student Assistant - Graphic Design


This student assistant works with FTT’s Outreach Specialist to design FTT marketing materials (posters, postcards, ads) and other print materials (programs, brochures) for the Theatre Season and other FTT programs and events.


Required: Fluency in Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator; strong experience working with typography. Designer must be conscientious and reliable – most projects are highly time-sensitive and require strict adherence to established deadlines. Must collaborate well with others and be able to work, sometimes on short notice, to meet departmental demands. Must be able to accept and integrate feedback from multiple sources and implement requested changes quickly and appropriately. Interest in theatre and/or film desirable.

The successful student will accumulate multiple work samples for their portfolio and gain practical experience in working for a client. They will see their artwork displayed all over campus and online. This is a great opportunity for a student to make a real impact in attracting audiences to engage with FTT’s artistic work.

Hours: Flexible – number of hours will vary based on project. Preferably 4-6 hours/week in FTT office and additional hours - up to an average of 10-12 hours total per week – offsite as needed.

Pay: $9.08/hour; also receive complimentary tickets to FTT’s Theatre Season and ND Student Film Festival.

Apply: Please submit a resume, 3-5 work samples (or a link where they may be viewed), and the names and contact information (phone & email) for 3 references to Please put “Student Graphic Designer” in the subject line.