Assistant Professor Position in Drama (Design), University of Calgary

07 December, 2016 by Bruce Barton | 0 comments

Assistant Professor Position in Drama (Design), University of Calgary

The University of Calgary's School of Creative and Performing Arts invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Drama (Design).

The University of Calgary's School of Creative and Performing Arts invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Drama (Design). The anticipated start date is July 1 2017.

The successful candidate will establish and maintain an active professional and externally funded research-creation program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the area of their specialization as well as additional courses in Drama, and contribute to the graduate program. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses as a member of a team that will develop a dynamic and technologically relevant curriculum that prepares students for the professional theatre and research in their field.  Service to the School, Faculty and University is also expected.

The successful candidate should have a terminal degree (MFA) and have achieved national and/or international recognition within their career. Candidates must demonstrate an established research and/or research-creation program, including performances, presentations and/or publications and successful post-secondary teaching in the area(s) of specialization. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated via a convincing statement of teaching philosophy, strong teaching evaluations, and a clear record of commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, student supervision, and mentorship.  Preference will be given to candidates: 

• with a specialization in the primary area of Theatre Lighting and demonstrated expertise in a secondary area of either Projections Design or Sound Design
• who incorporate new media and/or emerging technologies for the theatre in their practice, research and teaching; 
• who are also able to teach in the areas of Theatre HistoryHistory of ScenographyCostume History or Stage Management
• who can expand and enrich the SCPA’s intercultural awareness and expertise base.

The School of Creative and Performing Arts is a community of practicing creators, performers and scholars who, with expert technical and administrative support, are dedicated to the education of artists and critical thinkers in the context of a University devoted to the formation of intelligent and engaged citizens.  In addition to a deep engagement with the foundation of their chosen discipline, students have the opportunity enrich their education through structured encounters with the other disciplines in the School. Additional graduate degrees in interarts performance are currently in development. As such, experience and/or expertise in interarts and interdisciplinary practice and research will be an asset. For more information about the School, please visit the department website:

Please provide a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests and an artist’s statement (may be combined but should address both topics), a portfolio of artistic achievements (may include reviews, photographs, video clips), a teaching dossier, relevant publications, and three confidential letters of reference sent directly to the Chair of the Academic Selection Committee. All materials should be forwarded to: 

Prof. Allan Bell, Music Division
School of Creative and Performing Arts
University of Calgary
CHD100, 2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4
403-210-6265 / fax: 403-282-6925

The deadline for applications is January 9, 2017.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information
To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website: For more information about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts:

About the University of Calgary 
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
About Calgary, Alberta
Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 



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