Theatre Studies Program (Sessional Lecturers)

Department of Theatre and Film Sessional teaching 2022W
Theatre Studies Program
January 2023 to April 2023 (2022W)
Posted: November 7, 2022

The Theatre Studies program, within the Department of Theatre and Film, is pleased to advertise openings for the 4 instructional months (January 2023 to April 2023) of the upcoming academic session, 2022W. 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 Ph.D. in Theatre 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 fill the following courses:

  • THTR 211-001 Drama: Forms and Ideas II (Term 2)

Following THTR 210, THTR 211 is the second part of a two-course series that explores dramatic forms and ideas across a range of geographical and historical theatre contexts. THTR 211 emphasizes plays with significant cultural currency and/or impact from 1850 to the present. As comprehensive coverage of drama in this vast period is not possible in this course context, plays have been selected to investigate critical terms and formal innovations specifically related to pioneers of modern drama and socially provocative theatre. The class will consider the particular challenges and opportunities of dramaturgical analysis: what analytical tools, sources of evidence, methodologies and theoretical debates drive the field?

  • THTR 320-001 History of Theatre I (Term 2)

Core concepts in world theatre history and the development of theatre prior to the nineteenth century.

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: November 21, 2022 @ 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 2022W will be $7962.24 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.