Lecturer in Film Studies

The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for one fulltime (100%) renewable 12 month lecturer position (1 year contract) in Film Studies, in the Department of Theatre and Film, commencing July 1 2014.

The successful applicant is expected to teach 21 credits of on-campus undergraduate courses in Film Studies, and fulfill 3 credits of either graduate teaching or curriculum development activity within the Film Studies program.

The post will include responsibility for the design, development and production of teaching, learning and assessment materials and the delivery of seminars, lectures, workshops, tutorials, as well as mentorship (of students and Teaching Assistants) across a range of courses including but not limited to Introduction to Film Studies, Introduction to Canadian Cinema, Asian Cinema, Studies in Film Theory, and specialist seminar topics. The position may also include teaching a course in the Master’s in Film Studies program. The successful applicant will be expected to make a contribution to the Film Studies program’s efforts to initiate and maintain high-enrollment online courses, the development and implementation of curriculum changes and innovative pedagogical practices across the department, and participate in the program’s extracurricular teaching-related initiatives (including the Graduate Journal Cinephile, the Centre for Cinema Studies, undergraduate and graduate research awards, student recruitment, and outreach work). Consideration for reappointment will be based on demonstrated excellence in teaching and service, and availability of funding. 

The successful applicant must have a PhD in Film Studies or a cognate discipline. She or he will possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist and core knowledge in the discipline, demonstrated by considerable experience in developing and delivering university courses, and evidence of the use of a range of pedagogical learning tools and delivery techniques to engage students. The successful applicant will have evidence of excellent teaching such as student evaluations and peer reviews, and will have made an impact on the discipline beyond their own teaching. The applicant will be expected to work flexibly and on their own initiative and will need to be able to demonstrate the ability to teach across a wide range of courses within our program.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

How to apply:

Applicants should send a letter of application, including a brief statement about pedagogical perspectives on the teaching of Film Studies, an updated CV, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations), the names and contact information of three references, and arrange to have three confidential reference letters sent to:

Search Committee for Film Studies
Department of Theatre and Film
6354 Crescent Road
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T-1Z1.

The deadline for completed applications is: March 31st, 2014.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview in the four weeks following the application deadline.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.  We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Information about the Film Studies program and the Centre for Cinema Studies can be found at: http://www.film.ubc.ca/film_studies/ and www.centreforcinemastudies.com

 

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