|Position||Sessional Faculty, School of Creative Arts|
|Department||School of Creative Arts (Media Arts; Theatre), College of Arts|
|Contract type||Faculty; Temporary (sessional)|
|Contract timeline||Fall 2019; Winter 2020|
|Review date||April 26, 2019|
|Salary scale||$6,549.45 - $ 6,723.62 per section|
The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is nationally recognized for its emphasis on teaching excellence, experiential and applied education, community engagement, and Indigenization. UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students. With six campuses and centres, UFV offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, and professional studies, as well as trades and technology education, university preparation, and continuing education.
At UFV, we are dedicated to changing lives and building community. Our educational goals are to prioritize learning everywhere; be flexible and responsive; collaborate across boundaries; develop local and global citizenship; and integrate experiential learning. A British Columbia “Top Employer”, we are committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive and dynamic learning and working environment that is fair and respectful of everyone. Our culturally diverse employee and student populations reflect the local, national, international and Indigenous communities we serve. If you see yourself as a lifelong member of a community that values and nurtures innovation and creativity, cultivates leadership and citizenship, and where success builds on success, you belong at UFV.
The School of Creative Arts, College of Arts requires sessional faculty in the following areas:
Media Arts: Posting 2019.79a
Theatre: Posting 2019.79b
The Theatre program is seeking a sessional instructor to teach THEA 295 (Backstage Practicum), THEA 299 (Theatre Production Practicum), THEA 399 (Intermediate Practicum in Theatre), and THEA 499 (Advanced Practicum in Theatre) (Winter 2020). The instructor for these courses also acts as the technical/design mentor for a Theatre department production, supervising all design and technical students involved in the production, in collaboration with production staff. They provide formal and informal instruction to ensure all practicum learning outcomes are delivered. The instructor works with the production coordinator and the show’s director to plan instructional sessions for students enrolled in practicum sections, which cover learning outcomes related to scheduling, production roles, professional and interpersonal communication, collaboration skills, conflict resolution, and safety procedures. The instructor assesses students’ skills at the beginning of the practicum experience and ensures that students receive tutorials related to their specific production roles so that they can successfully fulfill their job descriptions. They attend all staff meetings, production meetings, cueing sessions, technical rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and strike. The practicum classes are scheduled on Tuesday and Friday from 1-5:20pm but the instructor is also expected to be available outside of these times, as required by the production schedule.
The department is seeking candidates with a record of teaching excellence at the post-secondary level; familiarity with UFV Theatre’s program learning outcomes, production process, and practicum job descriptions; the ability to teach production-related knowledge and skills to diverse students with varying levels of theatrical experience; excellent interpersonal and professional communication skills; and relevant applied or professional experience. The successful candidate will have a relevant terminal degree or an equivalent combination of professional experience and education.
See each posting above for any specific application instructions, if included. Otherwise, direct curriculum vitae or resume including evidence of appropriate qualifications by April 26, 2019, referring to the specific Posting Number (as listed above) to:
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University of the Fraser Valley
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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.