Film Production (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

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 Film Production to begin July 1, 2019.

The Department’s ideal candidate is a dynamic and innovative narrative filmmaker who can collaboratively engage with other faculty and supervise students at BFA and MFA levels.  The successful candidate will bring practical knowledge of filmmaking to deliver relevant classroom experiences, and work closely with other faculty in the Department to further strengthen the vision and personality of the Film Production program.  Additionally, the candidate will possess the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.

Practice: We seek a colleague with an active creative practice. Recognizing the rich experience that active scholars and practitioners bring to our community, we are interested in and supportive of their ongoing and future work. Skills in technical aspects of filmmaking such as cinematography, editing and / or sound are a bonus.

Teaching: We value teachers who are excited about assisting students to develop their professional practice. Empathy, curiosity and rigor are qualities that we value in colleagues who strive to support, and challenge their students, while working with them within a project-based environment.

Service: We expect leadership in undergraduate and graduate programs, curriculum development, advising, and governance within the department, university and the field at large. We welcome candidates who will diversify our curriculum and our faculty in regard to race, gender and ethnicity.

Qualifications: MFA in Film & Video or related field, complimented by professional experience and college level teaching experience.

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.

Applications must include: a letter of application outlining creative and scholarly background and philosophy; a curriculum vitae; links to 3 samples of artistic work; a statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.  Please note that materials submitted will not be returned.  Application should be submitted to the departments online application portal –  The deadline for the receipt of applications is January 25, 2019.  In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded to the department secretary,, also by the deadline of January 25, 2019.

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.