With more than 18,000 faculty and staff, UBC is one of British Columbia’s largest workforces. We are also one of the most progressive, consistently recognized as one of BC’s best employers.


We value our faculty and staff members and are always looking for talented people to join our thriving team. Excellent benefits, diverse career opportunities, and a true community spirit are just some of the reasons you should consider joining our team of talented, dynamic faculty and staff.

Staff & Faculty Career Opportunities

Term Faculty Appointments

We also hire faculty into term appointments for a specified period of time for courses taught in FCCS. Sessional Lecturers teach and/or perform related duties, including course coordination or lab supervision, for a period of less than 12 months. Lecturers teach and perform related duties which may also include faculty administrative responsibilities. They are hired for a period of one, two or three years.

The Department of Creative Studies requires instructor(s) to teach the following sections in Terms 1 and 2 of the Winter session.

The ideal candidates will be practicing artists with relevant university teaching experience and a completed graduate degree (MA, MFA, or PhD) in a relevant discipline. The available courses are listed below. In keeping with UBC policy and in conjunction with FCCS initiatives we strongly encourage candidates whose teaching and practice engage Indigenous perspectives.

Term 1 – September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

  • VISA 261.001/Film 261.001: Video I

Term 2 – January 1, 2020 to April 30, 2020

  • FILM 303.101: Narrative Film Production
  • VISA 271.001/Film 271.001: Video II
  • VISA 269.001: Strategies in Digital Art: Virtual Worlds

How to Apply

Please email your application electronically to, with the subject line
Creative Studies 2019 Winter applications

Applications will consist of

  • a letter of application
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and/or recent teaching evaluations

In the case of new applicants to UBCO, applications will consist of the above plus a transcript of academic records.

New applicants must also arrange to have at least three confidential letters of reference sent to the same email address, with the subject line Reference letter – Creative Studies. Documents must be submitted in electronic format as e-mail attachments. Acceptable formats include Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF).

Inquiries can be sent to Professor Stephen Foster, Head, Department of Creative Studies at

The deadline for application is July 30, 2019.


Each academic year, we have openings for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) and possibly Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTAs) for courses in FCCS for the September and January terms. Individual faculty also offer Research Assistant positions for both graduate and undergraduate students. RAs are employment opportunities for qualified students offered by faculty members with research grants and contracts.

Student Employment Opportunities

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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.