Sessional Faculty, School of Creative Arts
University of the Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, BC, Canada
5d ago

About UFV

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.

    Posting details

    The School of Creative Arts, College of Arts requires sessional faculty in the following areas :

    Media Arts : Posting 2019.79a

  • The Bachelor of Media Arts is a new interdisciplinary program that prepares students for creative production in digital and interactive media;
  • equips students with computing, digital design, and creative teamwork skills; and emphasizes independent learning, professional experience, and communication skills.

    The program includes a core set of Media Arts courses which all students complete; students then select one of five concentrations (Applied Interactive Media, Digital Art, Interactive Media Leadership, Media and Performance, Screen Studies), in which to specialize.

    We are seeking an energetic and innovative instructor to teach MEDA 222, Design Ethos for Creative Practitioners (Fall 2019).

    The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary teaching, a strong interest in technology-supported learning, the ability to integrate theory and practice in their teaching methods, and a record of teaching excellence at the post-

    secondary level. Strong experience incorporating Indigenous perspectives, teaching international students, and managing the needs of a diverse classroom is an asset.

    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required.

    The successful applicant will possess professional knowledge and expertise in digital technologies and digital media fields of practice and established industry connections.

    Demonstrated creative leadership, recent professional experience in marketing and communications, applied knowledge of creative industry best practices, and expertise in brand identity are required.

    A graduate degree in a relevant field or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience is required.

    Candidates who possess one or more of the following are preferred : strong current practice portfolio, proficiency in Adobe CC, experience in art direction, and applied knowledge of graphic design theory.

    Interested applicants are asked to provide a cover letter, current CV, recent teaching evaluations, and a one-page proposal outlining how they would teach the course or courses in which they are interested.

    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.

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