2016-2017 Northwestern University Artist-Scholar Refugee in Residence


Through a partnership with the Mellon Foundation, the School of Communication at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL offers a nationally or internationally recognized media maker, screenwriter, playwright, theatre artist, and/or scholar with screenings, productions, distribution, and publications, via recognized venues/outlets, to be in residence as an artist-scholar at our university. This person will be appointed in the School of Communication in the Department of Theatre, Radio-TV-Film, or Performance Studies as determined by the Dean of the School of Communication and will be expected to teach three courses and be an active member of our community.  

Eligibility: Applicants must be resident in the United States and have a letter from the U.S. Government confirming refugee status or humanitarian status in the U.S. and must meet English language proficiency requirements. Selection will be based on strong educational credentials and strong teaching credentials, experience, and evaluations. This person must be proficient in English and all classes must be taught in English. Appointment startsSeptember 1, 2017 (negotiable) for a one-year term. Please apply with a work sample (written, links, and/or DVDs) a letter of introduction, a c.v., evidence of strong teaching (if possible), and three letters of recommendation to:

Michelle Yamada


Department of Radio-TV-Film

Northwestern University

1920 Campus Drive

Evanston, Il 60208

For fullest consideration, applicants should submit materials by April 30, 2016, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.