Instructor – Film Production (Probationary)

Website Department of Theatre and Film-University of Winnipeg

deadline: January 31, 2020

The Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg  invites applications for a probationary position in Film Production at the rank of Instructor. Subject to budgetary approval, this appointment will be effective July 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We are seeking a professional filmmaker and teacher who is dedicated to inspiring student interest with a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate instruction; has a strong professional filmmaking portfolio as a director and/or cinematographer which may include, experience as an editor or screenwriter; is a collaborator with the ability to contribute to a diverse department, reflecting the emerging trends in film, television, and new media; and has a strong range of approaches to narrative fiction.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and supervise at the undergraduate level in the areas of film production and screen narrative technique. With an understanding of the entire film workflow from conception to completion, they will advise and mentor the artistic development of our students. The program complements the technical aspects of film with courses in Cinema Studies, developing our students’ ability to not only create images and cinematic narratives, but also understand the historical, social and theoretical frameworks in which they are formed. The successful candidate will be a key contributor in curriculum development within the Department of Theatre and Film, and will also assume positions of responsibility in the collegial governance of the department and the wider university.

The ideal candidate will have an MFA in Film Production, or possess equivalent professional creative experience. The candidate will have demonstrated excellence within their professional portfolio in a combination of filmmaking skills related to directing, cinematography, producing and/or post-production.

Experience teaching film theory and film history will be viewed positively. Candidates must have a demonstrated capacity for teaching at the post secondary or professional level and possess an understanding of best pedagogical practices within an intensely practical, diverse, liberal arts program that maintains high standards of both academic and practical rigour. Teaching or professional activity in other areas of film (such as documentary filmmaking) or theatre will be viewed as assets.

The University of Winnipeg has a vibrant Department of Theatre and Film which is fully engaged with the local professional communities. Our faculty complement consists of twelve full-time members augmented with a number of Contract Academic Staff selected from the industry. Our department’s main commitment is to practical theatre and film making within a liberal arts context. Both BA and BA (Hons) degrees are offered through a range of streams of theatre study, and we are one of Canada’s largest undergraduate programs offering this range of study. Our graduates can be found working in every aspect of theatre and film in Canada and beyond.
The province of Manitoba, and specifically the city of Winnipeg form the context for what and how we teach. Winnipeg’s population is increasingly diverse with a substantial Indigenous population, large and vibrant LGBTQ2+ community, and an active disability arts community. We value this diversity within our Department.

Applications should include a cover letter briefly describing your teaching philosophy and research/creative interests, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference which need only include one academic reference, and links to a variety of representative examples of your work – we highly value professional references, and other documentation relevant to this posting. Applications must be submitted online via The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment
system. For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources website and under the Employment category, choose the Faculty Employment position vacancies option.

Candidates should arrange for the three letters of reference to be sent directly to Christopher Brauer, Chair, Department of Theatre and Film, theatre@uwinnipeg.ca.
Review of applications will begin January 31, 2020. Consideration of applications will continue until such time as the position is filled.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

To apply for this job email your details to theatre@uwinnipeg.ca.