Film Studies Program (Sessional teaching, 2017W Term 2)

The Film Studies program, within the Department of Theatre and Film, is pleased to advertise openings for the 4 instructional months (January 2018 to April 2018) of the upcoming academic session, 2017W Term 2. 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. or who are ABD and have experience in teaching at the college or university level.  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 230 Introduction to Asian Cinema
  • FIST 338 Asian and Australasian Cinema


Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g.: teaching evaluations)
  • names and contact emails of three referees


Please refer to online schedule for class meeting times.

Please send application materials (electronic copies – Word or PDF files only) to:

Explore the UBC Department of Theatre and Film:

Deadline for applications: November 15, 2017 


All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” The current minimum salary is $6,779 per 3-credit course.  Revised as of Oct 17/17.

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.