Theatre and Aboriginal Studies/Assistant Professor

26 April, 2015

Theatre and Aboriginal Studies, Transitional Year Program

Submission guidelines can be found at:


The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies (CDTPS) and the Transitional Year Program (TYP) at the University of Toronto invite applications for a three-year contractually limited term appointment.  The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2015.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, Indigenous, Aboriginal or Native Studies, or a cognate humanities discipline by July 1, 2015.  Candidates must be able to teach a selection of courses in Indigenous Theatre of the Western Hemisphere, Aboriginal or Indigenous studies including Aboriginal or Indigenous theatre, as well as Aboriginal or Indigenous Research Methodologies. 


Some knowledge of an indigenous Western Hemisphere language is considered an asset.  The successful applicant must have strong communication skills as well as demonstrated success in developing students’ mastery of a subject and of the latest developments in the field.  Experience working with students who have experienced personal or social barriers to entry into post-secondary programs is highly valued. 


The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies (51%) in the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Transitional Year Program (49%) and will teach in the Centre, the Transitional Year Program as well as the Aboriginal Studies Program. 


Evidence of excellence in teaching, demonstrated by letters, teaching evaluations, dossier and/or syllabi, and strong evidence of research of an internationally competitive caliber, demonstrated by publications in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences and strong endorsements by referees are required. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below.  Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and a writing sample.  If you have any questions about this position, please contact Rebecca Biason, Assistant to the Director, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at  All application materials should be submitted online.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the Centre for Drama Theatre and Performance Studies via email to: Rebecca Biason by May 4th, 2015.


Submission guidelines can be found at:

We recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

For further information about the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, the Transitional Year Program (TYP), and the Aboriginal Studies Program, please visit us at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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