Tenure-Track Position in Applied Theatre at the University of Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)

15 January, 2019 by Allana Lindgren | 0 comments

The Department of Theatre at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track position in Applied Theatre




Department of Theatre, University of Victoria


The Department of Theatre at the University of Victoria invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Applied Theatre. For more information about the Department of Theatre at the University of Victoria, please visit our website at www.finearts.uvic.ca/theatre. For more information about the University of Victoria, please visit www.opportunities.uvic.ca.


The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what’s next—for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact make this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself.


The University of Victoria Campus is located on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish Peoples and we are privileged to do our work in a way that is inspired by their history, customs and culture. More information can be found at https://www.uvic.ca/services/indigenous/facultystaff/territory-acknowledgment/index.php.


The appointee will be responsible primarily for teaching Applied Theatre courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be able to supervise MA students and doctoral candidates in Applied Theatre.


Candidates will have a PhD and documented success teaching Applied Theatre at a post-secondary institution for a minimum of two years.


Applicants should have a record of conference presentations and/or scholarly publications related to any area of Applied Theatre.


Candidates will demonstrate the capacity to meet standards for career progression for research publications and community-engaged research, teaching activities, and service commitments related to the department and the university.


The successful applicant will also have the ability to contribute to the growth of the curriculum in the area of drama- and theatre-in-education and one or more of the following areas: young people’s theatre; reminiscence and intergenerational theatre; and community-engaged theatre. Evidence of professional and/or academic creative activity is also an asset.


The appointee will have the ability to collaborate as a collegial and productive member of an outstanding team of dedicated and distinguished professors and production personnel at one of the finest teaching and performance facilities in Canada.


Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement.  Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca).


In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to members of the following groups: Indigenous peoples and members of visible minorities. Candidates from these groups, who wish to qualify for preferential consideration, are encouraged to self-identify.


UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement.


Applicants who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the recruitment process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration Department at 1-250-721-7114 or fraasec@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.


The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track). It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin duties on August 1, 2019.


Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and three reference letters. Supplementary material should include hardcopies or online links to scholarly writing samples (three maximum), examples of community-engaged research, a statement of teaching philosophy, relevant course syllabi, and student evaluations, if available.


Please send completed applications by March 4, 2019, 4:00pm (PST) to:


Dr. Allana C. Lindgren, Chair

Department of Theatre

University of Victoria

PO Box 1700 STN CSC

Victoria, BC


V8W 2Y2



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