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Assistant Professor - University of Alberta

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Education
Province: Edmonton, Alberta
Position: Assistant Professor
Deadline: December 15, 2018
Posted: October 5, 2018

Job Description / Duties

Edmonton and the University of Alberta are situated on Treaty 6 territory and are a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Dene, Métis, and Nakota Sioux.

The Department of Drama at the University of Alberta seeks an artist/scholar with a commitment to undergraduate, liberal arts education for a full-time tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor level. The principal focus of the BA (Drama) program is the integration of critical theory and practice. Students pursue the creation of original, independent, and often collectively developed work, and engage in multiple streams of specialization in the study and practice of theatre. The successful candidate will play a major role in the BA (Drama) program’s practice stream, including but not limited to devised or performer-created and script-based courses.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Requirements include:

a PhD or Master of Fine Arts in Drama/Theatre
a substantial and sustained body of innovative theatre practice and creative research
demonstrated excellence in teaching liberal arts undergraduate students
experience in devised/performer-created theatre and/or community-based/applied theatre
experience in script-based theatre
engagement with the critical aspects of the discipline
The Department of Drama has a record of recognizing substantial theatre experience and training in lieu of a terminal degree.

Significant secondary assets could include:

the capacity to supervise at graduate and honors levels, Indigenous Theater/Performance, movement, voice, Community Service-Learning, translation, dramaturgy, etc.
Faculty are also required to engage in research and/or creative activity of quality, and to assume appropriate administrative leadership responsibilities. Excellent funding opportunities are available for investigation/experimentation/research in the successful candidate’s areas of expertise.

Additional Information


The Department of Drama operates the Timms Centre for the Arts, a highly acclaimed theatre complex, with additional performance/teaching facilities within the adjacent Fine Arts Building. Our department resources include four performance venues (300-seat proscenium stage with fly tower, two flexible 100-seat black box studios, and 250-seat corner stage studio), 6 rehearsal halls, 5 large fully equipped and professionally staffed workshops, and a recording studio.

The University of Alberta is one of Canada's largest and most-respected research universities. The Department of Drama offers a variety of degree programs, including BA, BA/BEd, Honors, BFA, MA, MFA, and PhD.The appointment is effective July 1, 2019.

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Faculty Agreement as per the negotiated salary scales: https://www.ualberta.ca/faculty-and-staff/pay-tax-information/salary-scales.

Contact Information

Apply online here: https://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A110137312/

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