Department of Theatre and Film

Global Cinemas (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

24 Oct, 2018

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 Cinema and Media Studies with a specialization in Global Cinemas 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 BA, MA and PhD degrees in Film, and Cinema and Media Studies.

The department is especially interested in candidates with expertise in the cinemas of Asia, Latin America, Africa or other cinematic traditions and film cultures beyond North America and Europe.  We also welcome applicants with additional expertise in one of the following areas: media and technology, indigenous cinema, and transnational dynamics of film history, culture and industry formations.

Requirements for the position include a PhD plus evidence or promise of teaching effectiveness and student mentoring at the college or university level.  The successful candidate will contribute to a flourishing undergraduate BA in Film Studies and a Master of Arts program in Cinema and Media Studies, as well as a new PhD. program in Cinema and Media Studies which will begin in September 2019.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research and publication, participate fully in graduate supervision, and departmental service, which will include the creation of new curriculum.

Applications must include: a letter of application outlining scholarly background and philosophy; an example of their published research, a current curriculum vitae; a one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, and an ability to work with a culturally diverse student body; a statement of teaching philosophy; and evidence of teaching effectiveness (from various sources, e.g., teaching evaluations and/or course syllabi.)

Applications must be submitted online via this link: https://thfl.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=156 (please follow the instructions provided on the application page off of our main website) In addition, applicants are required to arrange for three signed, confidential letters of reference to be forwarded as soon as possible after your application is submitted via email to: thtr.sec@ubc.ca.

Applications and all supporting materials will begin to be reviewed on December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. 

The Department of Theatre and Film maintains an international reputation for excellence with 19 full-time faculty members, numerous part-time faculty as well as guest artists and scholars.  Opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaboration are abundant with scholars and artists within the department and across the campus.  For more information on the Department of Theatre and Film, go to <www.theatrefilm.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.

Film Production (Instructor, tenure-track)

9 Aug, 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Theatre and Film (Teaching Assistants)

16 Mar, 2018

The Department of Theatre and Film seeks to fill a number of part-time Teaching Assistant positions for the 2018/2019 academic session. UBC MA/MFA/PhD students are eligible to apply to assist with 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 120-002 Intro to Theatre Lecture Term 2.  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 2 positions available (each at 50%).
  • FIST 300-001 Cult Cinema Term 1. 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 Introduction to Screen Acting Term 2. There is a total of 1 position available (at 50%).
  • FIPR 133-001 Video Production 1.  There is a total of 1 position available (at 25%).
  • FIPR 230-001 Introduction to Motion Picture Directing Term 1. There is a total of 2 positions available (each at 25%).
  • FIPR 233-003 Video Production 1.  There is a total of 1 position available (at 25%).
  • FIPR 234-001 Production Planning and Practice Term 1. 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 the course(s) of the TA positions for which you are applying.

Please note that the above listed TA positions are dependent on Department of Theatre and Film budgetary approval. Some positions will be appointed at 50% (half time) or 25% (quarter time), with 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 TA position(s) for which they are applying.  Applicants cannot always be assigned to the course that is their first choice, and so it is helpful to list a range of courses for which they feel equipped to serve as a 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 to which they have been assigned.

Hours of work: Varies by course, up to 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%, with hours and duties scaled accordingly.

Salary:

Masters Students: GTA 2 $30.71/hour (as of January 1, 2018)
Doctoral Students: GTA 1 $31.92/hour (as of January 1, 2018)

Application: A letter of application including your curriculum vitae, all contact information, your degree program and year of study, and description of experience in the discipline and specializations relevant to the positions for which you are applying. 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 Friday, April 06, 2018.

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 the course(s) of the TA positions for which you are applying.

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. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.

 

Film Studies (Sessional Lecturer)

16 Mar, 2018

September 2018 to April 2019 (2018W Term 1 and Term 2)

The Film Studies program, within the Department of Theatre and Film, is pleased to advertise openings for the 8 instructional months (September 2018 to April 2019) of the upcoming academic session, 2018W. 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 100-002 Introduction to Film (Term 2)
  • FIST 210-001 Early Cinema (Term 1)
  • FIST 210-002 Early Cinema (Term 2)
  • FIST 220-001 Classical Hollywood Film (Term 1)
  • FIST 230-001 Intro To Asian Cinema (Term 2)
  • FIST 338-001 Asian Cinema (Term 2)
  • FIST 430-001 Studies in Auteurism (Term 1)
  • FIST 434E-001 Studies in Film (Term 1)

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 6, 2018 

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 2018W will be $6,915.00 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.

 

Theatre Studies (Sessional Lecturer)

16 Mar, 2018

September 2018 to April 2019 (2018W Term 1 and Term 2)

The Theatre Studies program, within the Department of Theatre and Film, is pleased to advertise openings for the 8 instructional months (September 2018 to April 2019) of the upcoming academic session, 2018W. 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 120-002 Introduction to Theatre (Term 2)
  • THTR 210-001 Drama: Forms and Ideas I (Term 1)
  • THTR 211-001 Drama: Forms and Ideas II (Term 2)
  • THTR 310-001 Theory of Drama Performance (Term 1)
  • THTR 320-001 History of Theatre (Term 1)
  • THTR 325A-001 Canadian Drama (Term 2)
  • THTR 340B-001 Studies in Non Western Theatre (Term 1)
  • THTR 410-001 Dramaturgy (Term 2)
  • THTR 440A-001 Topics In Theatre (Term 1)
  • THTR 445-001 Majors and Honours Seminar (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 6, 2018  

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 2018W will be $6,915 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.