Theatre and Film (Teaching Assistants) for 2020/21 Academic Session

Posted February 27, 2020

 

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 2 positions available (each at 50%).
  • FIST 300-001 Cult Cinema Term 1. 

There is a total of 2 positions available (each 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 2. 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 application Portal – https://thfl.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=358

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 $31.85/hour (as of July 1, 2019)

Doctoral Students: GTA 1 $33.10/hour (as of July 1, 2019)

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 March 27 at 5pm, 2020.

Again, to apply for any of these positions, please submit your application materials directly into The Department of Theatre and Film portal at https://thfl.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=358

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.