Job Title: Instructor, Professional Photography

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time (1/4 FTE)

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Posting Type: Concurrent

Department/Program: Professional Photography Department

Subject Area: Professional Photography

Description of Position:

The Professional Photography Program seeks an instructor for one section of PHOT 1100 Photographic Explorations in the Fall 2019 semester. The position includes teaching the basics of photography through a variety of hands on projects using a variety of cameras. Topics include camera fundamentals, digital photography fundamentals, and composition.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree (or equivalent)
  • Portfolio presentation of current work.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Technical knowledge of a variety of different image capture systems including DSLR, point and shoot and cell phone cameras.
  • 3-5 years of industry experience is preferred.
  • Teaching experience with college-level photography courses is preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain currency and strive for excellence in instructional practices and pedagogy.
  • Maintain currency in relevant subject areas.
  • Ensure effective use of available class time and supervise lab/studio time.
  • Maintain appropriate office hours to ensure availability for student consultation.
  • Must attend department meetings and assist with department duties.
  • Maintain collegial working relationships, actively contributing to the department and College.

Learning Outcomes and course content:

This course introduces novice to beginner photographers to the basics of photography. They will build their photographic expertise and techniques through a variety of hands-on projects including the opportunity to choose an area of interest for a term project. Topics include:

  • Utilize basic camera functions with proper care and handling.
  • Control exposure via shutter, ISO, and aperture with an understanding of equivalent exposure.
  • Produce photographs demonstrating elements of composition and design.
  • Explore concepts of light quality and direction.
  • Control motion using shutter speed.
  • Apply selective focus to demonstrate depth of field.
  • Select a lens of appropriate focal length for compositional needs.
  • Evaluate digital exposure using histograms.
  • Establish a digital workflow including editing and archiving
  • Propose and complete a term project based on supplied guidelines, fields of interest or topics.

Length of appointment: September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

Start Date: September 1, 2019

Salary Range: Salary placement is on Langara instructors’ salary scale in accordance with qualifications and experience.

Employee Group: LFA

Application Information: Please forward your resume and cover letter, no later than 4:30pm of the closing date to “Apply Here”.

For further information regarding this opportunity, please contact Eric Stewart, Department Chair, Professional Photography at

Competition No.: F043-19

Deadline: July 15, 2019

We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.

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