Assistant Professor in Drama (Acting), University of Calgary

16 November, 2017 by Bruce Barton | 0 comments

Assistant Professor in Drama (Acting), 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 (Acting).

The University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts, within the Faculty of Arts, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Drama (Acting). The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.

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. Service within a university setting or the wider community is also expected.

The successful candidate must have a terminal degree (MFA) and have achieved national and/or international recognition within their career. The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in both teaching and research or research-creation, including performances, presentations and/or publications. Candidates may demonstrate research and/or research-creation excellence through publicly presented performances, presentations, and/or publications, and a strong record of professional and externally funded productivity. 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/or graduate teaching, student supervision, and mentorship. The successful candidate will have a wide range of acting expertise, including traditional and contemporary Western approaches. Preference will be given to candidates with an additional area of performance expertise, including but not limited to movement or voice for the actor. 

Additional assets include a secondary teaching area (beyond performance) aligned with Drama’s BFA curriculum, and the ability to 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 their website

The application deadline is January 5, 2018. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by the deadline date.  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 presentations/publications, and three confidential letters of reference sent directly to the Chair of the Academic Selection Committee. All materials should be forwarded to: 

Joelle Welling, Associate Director
School of Creative and Performing Arts
University of Calgary
CHD100, 2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4
403-220-6696 / fax: 403-282-6925

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. 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 be recognized as 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. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
About Calgary, Alberta
Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. 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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