University of Lethbridge
March 18, 2016
Lethbridge, Canada
Job Type


(3-year (9 months per year) term)

The University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of New Media invites applications for a 3-year (9 months per year) term appointment in cinema production at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing August 1, 2016. This position is subject to the approval of the Board of Governors.

An M.F.A. or equivalent terminal degree is required combined with a demonstrated record of creative activity and/or scholarly research in the area of cinema production, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching. The ideal candidate will have excellent creative and technical skills utilizing digital cinema and DSLR cameras, lighting and audio production equipment, and a mastery of non-linear editing and other post-production software. Course assignments will consist of primarily undergraduate courses in digital video production, cinematography and lighting, postproduction and visual effects, with the potential for other production or cinema studies courses to be assigned in the candidate’s area of expertise. Additional desirable attributes include demonstrated experience in the areas of production/postproduction sound or documentary production.

The University aspires to hire individuals who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research/creative activity, and have potential to contribute actively in the Department of New Media and the Faculty of Fine Arts.

The Faculty of Fine Arts offers degree programs in Art, Drama, Music and New Media within a liberal education context. The Department of New Media offers four degree programs: a B.F.A., a combined B.F.A/BMgt., a combined B.F.A./B.Ed., and an M.F.A. in New Media.  For more information about the Department of New Media, University of Lethbridge, and the city of Lethbridge please visit our websites at:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and, if possible, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations), and samples of recent research/creative work.  Please have three confidential letters of reference from qualified referees sent directly to the Dean of Fine Arts by the closing date. Any electronic documents, images, audio, or video must be submitted on a physical media format (CD/DVD disc, USB drive, etc.) or be available online throughout the period of the search; note that the University of Lethbridge email system does not accept zip files.

Applications must be received by the closing date of April 17, 2016.
Address applications by email or regular mail to:
Dr. Edward Jurkowski, Dean
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4
Tel: (403) 329-2126

The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference is given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University is an inclusive and equitable campus encouraging applications from qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.