Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design for Theatre and Film

Posted: October 26, 2016

The Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Design. The Department seeks a dynamic artist with experience in scenic design for live performance such as theatre and opera, and recorded media such as film and television.

Applicants must have a terminal degree such as an MFA or PhD, knowledge of digital technologies, and a commitment to developing innovative artistic and research projects. In addition, we seek applicants who demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching, and the potential to foster learning opportunities that make connections between creative work in live and recorded media. The successful candidate will teach courses in the Department’s BFA and MFA programs in Theatre and Film, advise graduate and undergraduate students, maintain a strong profile of scholarly activity in artistic practice and research, and provide service to the Department and the University. The appointment will begin July 1, 2017.

The UBC Department of Theatre and Film offers a comprehensive range of degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We work to develop the student’s intellectual, creative and technical skills as they prepare to embark on professional careers. A full range of courses provides students with core disciplinary knowledge, familiarity with the diversity of aesthetic practices, and practical experience in theatre and film. The Department, located on the beautiful Point Grey campus in Vancouver, has seventeen full–time and eight to ten part-time faculty, as well as a strong complement of expert support staff. For information, visit: http://theatrefilm.ubc.ca/

Applications must include: a cover letter, CV, digital portfolio, statement of artistic/research interests, statement of teaching interests, and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness. Applications must be submitted online by December 31, 2016 at: http://thfl-recruitment.adm.arts.ubc.ca. (Follow instructions provided on the application webpage).

In addition, applicants are required to arrange to have 3 confidential, signed, letters of reference sent to thtr.sec@ubc.ca by the same deadline. Review of completed applications will begin soon after the deadline, and will continue until the position is filled.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Department of Theatre and Film Sessional teaching 2016W

Film Studies Program
January 2017 to April 2017 (2016W Term 2)

Posted: October 11, 2016

The Film Studies program, within the Department of Theatre and Film, is pleased to advertise an opening for one Sessional Lecturer position during the upcoming 4 instructional months (January 2017 to April 2017) of the current academic session, 2016W. The Film Studies BA program offers first to fourth year courses leading to Honours, Major, and Minor degree options.

Applicants should hold a doctorate in film studies or a related area. An excellent teaching record based on relevant experience in film studies or related courses is required. In your cover letter, you should indicate the range of courses that you are able to teach. You may provide sample syllabi.

We expect to staff the following course:

  • FIST 230 Intro To Asian Cinema (Term 2)

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g.: sample teaching evaluations)
  • names and contact emails of three referees

Please send application materials (electronic copies – Word or PDF files only) to: thtr.sec@ubc.ca

Explore the UBC Department of Theatre and Film : http://www.theatrefilm.ubc.ca

Deadline for applications: November 10, 2016 

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $6,264 per 3-credit course. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.