Theatre and Film (Teaching Assistants)

The Department of Theatre and Film seeks to fill a number of part-time Teaching Assistant positions for the 2018/2019 academic session. UBC MA/MFA/PhD students are eligible to apply to assist with the following courses:

Theatre Studies Courses

  • THTR 120-001 Intro to Theatre Lecture Term 1. There is a total of 2 positions available (each at 50%).
  • THTR 120-002 Intro to Theatre Lecture Term 2.  There is a total of 2 positions available (each at 50%).
  • THTR 210-001 Drama: Forms and Ideas I Lecture Term 1. There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%).
  • THTR 211-001 Drama: Forms and Ideas II Lecture Term 2. There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%).

Film Studies Courses

  • FIST 100-001 Intro to Film Studies – Lecture Term 1. There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%).
  • FIST 100–003 Intro to Film Studies – Lecture Term 2. There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%).
  • FIST 100-004 Intro to Film Studies -Lecture Term 1. There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%).
  • FIST 220-002 Introduction to Hollywood Cinema 1930-1960 Term 2. There is a total of 2 positions available (each at 50%).
  • FIST 300-001 Cult Cinema Term 1. There is a total of 1 position available (at 50%).
  • FIST 340-001 Media Audiences BMS Term 1.  There is a total of 1 position available (at 50%).

Film Production Courses

  • FIPR 101-001 Introduction to Film Production Term 1.  There is a total of 1 position available (at 50%).
  • FIPR 131-001 Introduction to Screen Acting Term 2. There is a total of 1 position available (at 50%).
  • FIPR 133-001 Video Production 1.  There is a total of 1 position available (at 25%).
  • FIPR 230-001 Introduction to Motion Picture Directing Term 1. There is a total of 2 positions available (each at 25%).
  • FIPR 233-003 Video Production 1.  There is a total of 1 position available (at 25%).
  • FIPR 234-001 Production Planning and Practice Term 1. There is a total of 2 positions available (each at 25%).

To apply for any of these positions, please submit your application materials to the Department of Theatre and Film Academic Administrator, Ian Patton at his email address* ian.pattonatubc.ca.

*Please indicate in the subject line the course(s) of the TA positions for which you are applying.

Please note that the above listed TA positions are dependent on Department of Theatre and Film budgetary approval. Some positions will be appointed at 50% (half time) or 25% (quarter time), with duties and salaries reduced accordingly.

Qualifications: At a minimum, the applicant will have a BA/BFA degree or its equivalent, with academic and/or professional experience. The applicant must have a solid knowledge of theatre history, film studies or film production, depending on the TA position(s) for which they are applying.  Applicants cannot always be assigned to the course that is their first choice, and so it is helpful to list a range of courses for which they feel equipped to serve as a TA.

Duties: TAs may be required, at a minimum, to mark, attend classes, lead seminars, advise students, supervise production labs, hold office hours, give demonstrations and on occasion provide instruction in the courses to which they have been assigned.

Hours of work: Varies by course, up to 12 hours per week for 26 weeks (384 hours) for a full TA position. Please note that TA positions can range from 25% to 100%, with hours and duties scaled accordingly.

Salary:

Masters Students: GTA 2 $30.71/hour (as of January 1, 2018)
Doctoral Students: GTA 1 $31.92/hour (as of January 1, 2018)

Application: A letter of application including your curriculum vitae, all contact information, your degree program and year of study, and description of experience in the discipline and specializations relevant to the positions for which you are applying. Please indicate whether you are a full–time or part–time student and whether you hold a degree in another field of study at a Masters level or higher.

Deadline for applications is Friday, April 06, 2018.

Again, to apply for any of these positions, please submit your application materials to The Department of Theatre and Film Academic Administrator, Ian Patton at his email address* ian.pattonatubc.ca.

*Please indicate in the subject line the course(s) of the TA positions for which you are applying.

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. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.