Job Title: Instructor, Professional Photography

Full Time/Part Time: Part-Time, Fraction (1/4) of Full-Time

Regular/Temporary:  Temporary

Posting Type: Concurrent

Department/Program: Professional Photo-Imaging

Description of Position:

The Professional Photography Program seeks an instructor for PHOT 2425 Digital Imaging III in the Spring 2020 semester. This is a 1 section course (1/4 of full time, which is three hours of classroom instruction and 2 hours of lab supervision per week plus other duties related to the college). The position involves teaching students advanced digital imaging skills and techniques. Using still and motion based capture, as well as rendered elements, students create composite images and motion-based still images by managing complex photo shoots. The above created content is prepared for a variety of media including for press and online.

The topics covered in this course are:

Capture techniques to facilitate advanced compositing, and perspective management

Photoshop techniques for advanced compositing, including complex masking and calculations

Working with an art director or graphic designer, using layout overlays, and managing complex photo shoots

CMS setup, CSS, site organization and navigation, theme evaluation and installation. How to govern the online user experience and the philosophy of different platforms.

Content creation for the online portfolio, including branding, metadata and creating web optimized images.

Introduction to Photoshop Scripts – Timelapse Photography

Tools and techniques for creating 3D elements and scenes

Integrating rendered elements with photographically captured images

Image post-production using apps, plug-ins, presets and actions

Creating images for reproduction in print (CMYK)

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
  • Please see Article 5.3 of the LFA Collective Agreement

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree (or equivalent - )
  • Portfolio presentation of current and relevant work
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Experience using a Mac operating system
  • The following core competencies: Professional level foundation knowledge of Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture One and/or Phocus software, Nikon, Canon or Sony DSLR, Phase1 medium format, and studio lighting; specifically Profoto Studio Lighting.
  • Demonstrable advanced knowledge of Photoshop including perspective management for advanced compositing, CMYK conversions and foundation knowledge of 3D rendering.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of CMS and web portfolio design
  • *Preference will be given to candidates who have:
    • 3–­5 years of teaching experience
    • Teaching experience with college-level photography courses
    • 3–5 years experience in the field of professional photography

Length of appointment: Spring term January 1st to April 30th, 2020.

Start Date: January 6th, 2020.

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

Employee Group: LFA

Application Information:

To apply, please visit our website at and select “Employment Opportunities”.

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 604-323-5111 ext: 2479 or

Competition No.: F071-19

Deadline: October 20, 2019

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

Posted on October 9, 2019

Distribution: Human Resources, L.F.A., Deans’ Office

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