Film Production (tenure-stream Assistant or Associate Professor)

The Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Film Production to begin July 1, 2018. Situated on the beautiful Point Grey campus in the culturally diverse city of Vancouver, the Department of Theatre and Film at UBC 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.


The Department seeks a filmmaker with a significant track record in fiction, non-fiction, and/or independent film directing who can supervise and advise students on projects at all levels of our program and in a variety of forms ranging from fiction to documentary to experimental. Candidates should have experience in the creative aspects of film and digital production, familiarity with new digital production workflows, and a strong knowledge of film history. The department will prioritize candidates with demonstrable skills in technical aspects of filmmaking such as cinematography, editing and sound.


Requirements for the position include: an appropriate terminal graduate degree (e.g., MFA, MDM, DMus, PhD); a well-established track record of film production; a vibrant and continuing artistic practice; post-secondary teaching experience or evidence of potential for teaching excellence, and the capacity to teach at all levels from foundation to graduate-level courses; evidence of teaching effectiveness, experience and capacity for mentoring students, and administrative experience at the college or university level. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of creative activity, teaching, undergraduate and graduate supervision, and service.


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 one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, and an ability to work with a culturally diverse student body; a statement of teaching philosophy; and evidence of teaching effectiveness (from various sources, e.g., teaching evaluations and/or course syllabi.

Applications must be submitted online (please follow the instructions provided on the application webpage). In addition, applicants are required to arrange for three signed, confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by September 15, 2017 via email to:

Applications and all supporting materials should be received by September 15, 2017. Review of applications will begin soon after this date and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Theatre and Film maintains an international reputation for excellence with 16 full-time faculty members, numerous part-time faculty and guest artists. Opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaboration are abundant with scholars and artists within the department and across the campus. For more information on the Department of Theatre and Film, go to <>.

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.