Job Posting

Assistant Professor in Directing, Department of Drama

The Faculty of Arts, School of Creative and Performing Arts, Drama invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Directing. The anticipated start date is July 1 2016.

The successful candidate will establish and maintain an active and externally funded research program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the area of their specialization in addition to a wide range of courses in Drama, and contribute to the graduate program.

The preferred candidate will have a terminal degree (MFA or PhD) and have achieved national and/or international recognition within their professional career. Preference will be given to: 1) candidates with a wide range of demonstrated expertise, including (but not limited to) text-based performance, theatrical devising and/or performance creation, and immersive and/or participatory performance; 2) candidates with successful post-secondary teaching in the area(s) of specialization; 3) candidates with an established research and/or research-creation program, including performances, presentations and publications; 4) candidates who can expand and enrich the SCPA¿s intercultural awareness and expertise base.

The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in both research and teaching.  Candidates may demonstrate research excellence through publicly presented performances, peer-reviewed publications, a strong record of research productivity, and a proven track record of successfully securing research and/or artist grants.  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 who can demonstrate a commitment to service within a university setting or the wider community.

All applications must be received by January 25, 2016.  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, no more than four samples of scholarly work, and three confidential letters of reference sent directly to the Chair of the Academic Selection Committee (Bruce Barton, Director). All materials should be forwarded to:

Bruce Barton, Director
School of Creative and Performing Arts
University of Calgary
CHD100, 2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4

Phone: 403-210-6265 / fax: 403-282-6925

These materials can also be sent electronically in confidence to

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 questions: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 25, 2016
Start Date: 
Friday, July 1, 2016
Type of Work: 
Full Time
Education Level: 
University (Graduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By Mail
By E-Mail

Employer Details

School of Creative and Performing Arts, University of Calgary

Bruce Barton
Craigie Hall CHD 100
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

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.