Cinema Studies (sessional teaching 2024W)

Department of Theatre and Film Sessional teaching 2024W

Cinema Studies Program

September 2024 to April 2025 (2024W)


Posted: April 29, 2024


The Cinema Studies program, within the Department of Theatre and Film, is pleased to advertise openings for the 8 instructional months (September 2024 to April 2025) of the upcoming academic session, 2024W. The Cinema 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:


  • CINE 100-001 Introduction to Cinema Studies (Term 1)
  • CINE 100-003 Introduction to Cinema Studies (Term 2)
  • CINE 240-001 Media Industries (Term 2)
  • CINE 331-002 Studies in Film Theory (Term 1)
  • CINE 332-001 Studies in Genre or Period (Term 2)
  • CINE 334-001 Seminar in Documentary (Term 1)


Courses are expected to be taught in person and instructors must be living in BC to be eligible to work.


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 apply directly through our online portal here –


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Deadline for applications: May 23, 2024 @ 5pm PST


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 2024W will be $9,559.11 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.