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Assistant or Associate Professor

Organization: University of Victoria
Date Posted: 7/30/2019
Date Needed: 7/1/2020
City: Victoria
Country: Canada
Primary Category: All UFVA Job Listings

Description & Details

Located on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen-speaking people of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples, the University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what’s next—for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact make this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself.


Established in 1973, the Department of Writing at the University of Victoria is one of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious programs in creative writing, offering a BA, BFA, and MFA in the genres of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting and screenwriting, as well as a Minor in Creative Writing and a Professional Writing Minor in Journalism & Publishing, and supporting Minors in Film Studies and Digital & Interactive Media in the Arts.


The Department of Writing at the University of Victoria invites applications from talented scholars for a tenure-track position in screenwriting at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2020.




Qualified candidates will have:

·       at least a master’s degree or equivalent professional experience

·       evidence of the potential for effective teaching at the post-secondary level

·       a record of produced films, optioned scripts or professional experience scripting screen-based narrative content



In addition, the following qualifications will be considered assets:

·       a track record of receiving grants and awards

·       experience with community engagement and public outreach

·       a capacity to teach film production, digital media production and/or another creative writing genre (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction or stage drama)


At the Associate Professor level, the candidate will also have:

·       a demonstrated excellence in teaching, with at least two years of experience at the post-secondary level

·       administrative experience

·       a production record that has made a substantial contribution to the field of screenwriting


As a member of a small department, the candidate will be expected to share in administrative duties at the departmental, faculty and university levels. Teaching duties will include screenwriting workshops and lecture courses on the theory and practice of screen-based narrative, film production workshops, as well as the supervision of graduate students and the mentorship of sessional instructors.


Preferential Hire


In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, preference will be given to women, female-identified and non-binary individuals. Candidates who wish to qualify for preferential consideration are encouraged to self-identify.


To be considered, please send a statement of teaching, creative and research interests, along with your curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier or summary of teaching experience, 3 references, and up to three links to produced films or serialized content or up to 30 pages of a previously produced or forthcoming production to Maureen Bradley, Chair, Department of Writing at  Please send electronic applications only, in PDF or Word format. In order to be considered, application packages must be received by Midnight PST on Friday, September 16th, 2019.


UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here:


Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.


Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement.  Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. 


Relevant links


Department of Writing

Faculty of Fine Arts


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