Employment Opportunities

TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION:
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN DIRECTING AND ACTING
Start Date July 1, 2020

Posted: August 15, 2019

The Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Acting and Directing to begin July 1, 2020.

The Department’s ideal candidate is a dynamic and innovative theatre director/deviser with a strong understanding of acting and who can collaboratively engage with other faculty and supervise students at the BFA and MFA levels in acting and directing.  The successful candidate will bring practical knowledge of theatre to deliver relevant classroom experiences, and work closely with other faculty in the department to further strengthen the vision and personality of the Department of Theatre and Film.  Additionally, the candidate will possess the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.  We welcome candidates who will diversify our curriculum and our faculty in regard to traditionally marginalized groups.

Scholarly Activity: We seek a colleague with an active creative practice. Recognizing the currency that active scholars and practitioners bring to our community, ongoing and future creative work is essential and will be supported by the department.

Teaching: We value teachers who are excited about assisting students to develop their professional practice. Empathy, curiosity and rigor are qualities that we value in colleagues who strive to support and challenge their students while working with them within a project-based environment that includes periodically directing in the Theatre at UBC season.

Service: We expect commitment to undergraduate and graduate programs, curriculum development, advising, and governance within the department, university and the field at large.

Qualifications: MFA or PhD in Theatre or related field, complemented by professional experience and post-secondary level teaching experience.

Situated on the beautiful Point Grey campus on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people 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 a BFA degree in Acting and an MFA degree Directing.  Applications must include: a letter of application outlining creative and scholarly background and philosophy; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching effectiveness if available; and a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.  Applicants may provide links to any other supplementary support materials.  Please note that materials submitted will not be returned.

Application should be submitted to the UBC Theatre and Film portal site at https://thfl.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=247.  Applications will begin to be reviewed after October 1, 2019.  In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline to Search Committee, emailed to the department at <thtr.sec@ubc.ca>. 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Department of Theatre and Film
Sessional teaching 2019W
Film Studies Program
September 2019 to April 2020
(2019W Term 1 and Term 2)

Posted: March 29, 2019

The Film Studies program, within the Department of Theatre and Film, is pleased to advertise openings for the 8 instructional months (September 2019 to April 2020) of the upcoming academic session, 2019W. The Film Studies BA program offers first to fourth year courses leading to Honours, Major, and Minor degree options.

Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. and experience in teaching at the college or university level, but applicants without a Ph.D. who are ABD will also be considered. 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 courses:

  • FIST 100-004 Introduction to Film (Term1) CAP
  • FIST 210-001 Early Cinema (Term 2)
  • FIST 220-002 Hollywood Cinema 1930-1960 (Term 2)
  • FIST 230-001 Intro to Asian Cinema (Term 1)
  • FIST 240-001 Media Industries (Term 2)
  • FIST 332A-001 Studies in Genre or Period (Term 1)
  • FIST 336A-001 Seminar in European Cinema (Term 1)
  • FIST 338A-001 Asian Cinema (Term 2)
  • FIST 340-001 Media Audiences (Term 1)
  • FIST 434G-001 Studies in Film (Term 1)
  • FIST 436A-001 Seminar in American Cinema since 1960 (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: April 30, 2019 

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” The minimum salary for 2019W will be $6,779.00 per 3-credit course. 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

Department of Theatre and Film
Sessional teaching 2019W
Theatre Studies Program
September 2019 to April 2020
(2019W Term 1 and Term 2)

Posted: March 29, 2019

The Theatre Studies program, within the Department of Theatre and Film, is pleased to advertise openings for the 8 instructional months (September 2019 to April 2020) of the upcoming academic session, 2019W. The Theatre Studies BA program offers first to fourth year courses leading to Honours, Major, and Minor degree options.

Preference will be given to applicants with a terminal degree in Theatre (MFA or Ph.D.) and experience in teaching at the college or university level, but applicants without a Ph.D. who are ABD will also be considered.  An excellent teaching record based on relevant experience in theatre 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 courses:

  • THTR 120-001 Introduction to Theatre (Term 1)
  • THTR 325A-001 History of Canadian Theatre (Term 2)

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • curriculum vita (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: April 30, 2019  

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” The minimum salary for 2019W will be $6,779 per 3-credit course. 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

UBC Department of Theatre and Film
Teaching Assistantships
for

Summer Session (July/August) 2019/2020 Academic Session

Posted March 29, 2019

The Department of Theatre and Film hopes to appoint part-time Teaching Assistants from among the MA/MFA/Phd students to assist in the following courses:

Film Studies Course

  • FIST 100-921 Intro to Film Studies – Lecture Term 2.
 July/August. There is a total of 2 positions available (each at 50%).

To apply for any of these positions, please submit your application materials to The Department of Theatre and Film Academic Administrator, Ian Patton at his email address* ian.pattonatubc.ca.

*Please indicate in the subject line which course or courses you are applying for.

Please note that the above listed TA positions are dependent on Department of Theatre and Film budget approval. Some positions will be appointed at 50% (half time) or 25% (quarter time) and will have their duties and salaries reduced accordingly.

Qualifications: At a minimum, the applicant will have a BA/BFA degree or its equivalent, with academic and/or professional experience. The applicant must have a solid knowledge of theatre history, film studies or film production, depending on the course for which they are applying.  Students cannot always be assigned to the course that is their first choice, and so it is helpful to provide a range of courses for which you feel equipped to TA.

Duties: TAs may be required, at a minimum, to mark, attend classes, lead seminars, advise students, supervise production labs, hold office hours, give demonstrations and on occasion provide instruction in the courses they have been assigned to.

Hours of work: Varies by course. The average is 12 hours per week for 26 weeks (384 hours) for a full TA position. Please note that TA positions can range from 25% to 100% and hours are scaled accordingly.

Salary

Masters Students: GTA 2 $31.30/hour (as of September 1, 2018)

Doctoral Students: GTA 1 $32.53/hour (as of September 1, 2018)

Application: A letter of application including your curriculum vitae, all contact information, your year of study, and experience in the discipline that you wish to apply. Please indicate whether you are a full–time or part–time student and whether you hold a degree in another field of study at a Masters level or higher.

Deadline for applications is April 30, 2019.

Again, to apply for any of these positions, please submit your application materials to The Department of Theatre and Film Academic Administrator, Ian Patton at his email address*  ian.pattonatubc.ca.

*Please indicate in the subject line which course or courses you are applying for.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit, and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.

UBC Department of Theatre and Film
Teaching Assistantships for
 2019/2020 Academic Session

Posted March 29, 2019

The Department of Theatre and Film hopes to appoint part-time Teaching Assistants from among the MA/MFA/Phd students to assist in the following courses:

Theatre Studies Courses

  • THTR 120-001 Intro to Theatre Lecture Term 1.
 There is a total of 2 positions available (each at 50%)
  • THTR 210-001 Drama: Forms and Ideas I Lecture Term 1. There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%)
  • THTR 211-001 Drama: Forms and Ideas II Lecture Term 2.
There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%)

Film Studies Courses

  • FIST 100-001 Intro to Film Studies – Lecture Term 1.
There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%).
  • FIST 100–003 Intro to Film Studies – Lecture Term 2.
There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%).
  • FIST 100-004 Intro to Film Studies -Lecture Term 1.
There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%).
  • FIST 220-002 Introduction to Hollywood Cinema 1930-1960 Term 2. 

There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%).
  • FIST 240-001 Media Industries BMS Term 2.  There is a total of 1 position available (at 50%)
  • FIST 340-001 Media Audiences BMS Term 1.  There is a total of 1 position available (at 50%)

Film Production Courses

  • FIPR 101-001 Introduction to Film Production Term 1. There is a total of 1 position available (at 50%)
  • FIPR 131-001 Video Production 1. Term 2. There is a total of 1 position available (at 50%)
  • FIPR 133-001 Video Production 1. Term 1. There is a total of 1 position available (at 25%)
  • FIPR 133-002 Video Production 1 BMS. Term 2. There is a total of 1 position available (at 25%)
  • FIPR 230-001 Introduction to Motion Picture Directing Term 2. There is a total of 2 position available (each at 25%)
  • FIPR 234-001 Production Planning and Practice Term 2 
There is a total of 2 positions available (each at 25%).

To apply for any of these positions, please submit your application materials to The Department of Theatre and Film Academic Administrator, Ian Patton at his email address* ian.pattonatubc.ca.

*Please indicate in the subject line which course or courses you are applying for.

Please note that the above listed TA positions are dependent on Department of Theatre and Film budget approval. Some positions will be appointed at 50% (half time) or 25% (quarter time) and will have their duties and salaries reduced accordingly.

Qualifications: At a minimum, the applicant will have a BA/BFA degree or its equivalent, with academic and/or professional experience. The applicant must have a solid knowledge of theatre history, film studies or film production, depending on the course for which they are applying.  Students cannot always be assigned to the course that is their first choice, and so it is helpful to provide a range of courses for which you feel equipped to TA.

Duties: TAs may be required, at a minimum, to mark, attend classes, lead seminars, advise students, supervise production labs, hold office hours, give demonstrations and on occasion provide instruction in the courses they have been assigned to.

Hours of work: Varies by course. The average is 12 hours per week for 26 weeks (384 hours) for a full TA position. Please note that TA positions can range from 25% to 100% and hours are scaled accordingly.

Salary

Masters Students: GTA 2 $31.30/hour (as of September 1, 2018)

Doctoral Students: GTA 1 $32.53/hour (as of September 1, 2018)

Application: A letter of application including your curriculum vitae, all contact information, your year of study, and experience in the discipline that you wish to apply. Please indicate whether you are a full–time or part–time student and whether you hold a degree in another field of study at a Masters level or higher.

Deadline for applications is April 30, 2019.

Again, to apply for any of these positions, please submit your application materials to The Department of Theatre and Film Academic Administrator, Ian Patton at his email address*  ian.pattonatubc.ca.

*Please indicate in the subject line which course or courses you are applying for.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit, and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.