Film Studies (Sessional Lecturers)

The Film Studies program, within the Department of Theatre and Film, is pleased to advertise openings for the 8 instructional months (September 2021 to April 2022) of the upcoming academic session, 2021W. 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 Studies (Term 1) CAP
  • FIST 210-001 Early Cinema (Term 2)
  • FIST 230-001 Introduction to Asian Cinema (Term 1)
  • FIST 240-001 Media Industries (Term 1)
  • FIST 334-001 Seminar in Documentary (Term 1)

At this point in time, courses are expected to be in person but subject to change depending on directives from the BC Health Authorities. 

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 26, 2021 @ 5pm

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 2021W will be $7806.12 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.