Employment Opportunities

Department of Theatre and Film
TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION:
Instructor in Film Production
Start Date July 1, 2019

Posted: August 8, 2018

The Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Instructor in Film Production to begin July 1, 2019. Situated on the beautiful Point Grey campus in the culturally diverse city of Vancouver, the Department of Theatre and Film offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in Theatre and Film Studies and Practice, which include BFA and MFA degrees in Film Production.

The Department seeks a film artist with a body of work in key creative capacities on short films or features (e.g. cinematography, sound, editing, directing, writing) who can supervise and advise students on film projects at the undergraduate level in a variety of forms ranging from fiction to documentary to experimental. The department will prioritize candidates with demonstrable skills in technical aspects of filmmaking, such as cinematography, editing and sound.

Requirements for the position include: an appropriate terminal graduate degree (e.g. MFA, MDM, PhD), evidence of excellence in teaching and educational leadership, and a depth of knowledge of film production and history. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of teaching, educational research and presentation, undergraduate supervision, leadership in the ongoing development of programs within the department, and departmental service. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a load of six one-semester courses annually and to maintain an active program of excellent teaching, service, and educational leadership.

As this is a tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the UBC/UBC Faculty Association Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/#4. For information about educational leadership at UBC, visit: http://ctlt.ubc.ca/programs/all-our-programs/teaching-and-educational-leadership/. For information about the UBC Department of Theatre and Film, visit: http://theatrefilm.ubc.ca.

Applications should be submitted to our department’s online application portal, found here – https://thfl.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=124.

Applicants should be prepared to upload, in the following order: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a sample of creative work (max 10 minutes), a statement of past and/or potential contributions to educational leadership, as well as examples of undergraduate curriculum development that would bring logic to film production pedagogy in the face of rapid technological change (one page max.), and, evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching evaluation scores, sample course material, etc.). Please use PDF file format for all application materials.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential signed letters of recommendation to be sent separately to the Department of Theatre and Film care of Karen Tong, (thtr.sec@ubc.ca) or mailed to UBC Department of Theatre and Film, 6354 Crescent Road, Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z2 (regarding Instructor – Film Production). Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that their letters must reach the Department in a timely fashion, that this is a position in the Educational Leadership stream, and that they should provide evidence with a focus on teaching and educational leadership. Review of applications begins on September 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, M├ętis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.