University of Windsor, School of Dramatic Art
Three-Year Limited-Term Position in Acting (Job #: 001828LT36-2016-DRA-6821)
The University of Windsor’s School of Dramatic Art invites applications for a Three-Year Limited-Term faculty position in Acting at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2016. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
The School of Dramatic Art at the University of Windsor is one of the oldest and best established theatre and drama programs in the country. Our graduates have made a mark on both the world stage and in film, as well as in education. Currently Dramatic Art offers honours degree programs in Acting, Drama in Education and Community, and Dramatic Art, and a wide ranging subscription season of plays through University Players that serve the community. For further information about the School of Dramatic Art, visit our web site at http://www.uwindsor.ca/drama.
The School of Dramatic Art operates in a state-of-the-art facility, which opened in July 2003 and contains spacious studios for Acting, Voice, Movement, and Drama in Education and Community, and a flexible-seat Studio Theatre. All studios are equipped for video-conferencing, sound, and have computer connections for power point delivery. University Players, the acting company of the School of Dramatic Art, also operates a 322 seat main stage in Essex Hall. The City of Windsor has a vital and expanding cultural community and we are within easy driving distance to Stratford, Toronto, Detroit, and Chicago. Boundless opportunities exist to explore and expand creative potential within both the University setting and the community.
The University of Windsor is a welcoming community that is committed to equity and supports diversity in its teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University’s Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.
If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (recruit). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (OHREA).
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The incumbent will teach acting in the BFA Acting program as well as directing of main stage productions. Additional teaching responsibilities will include teaching acting styles and genres in the form of works- in-progress, and other areas of the candidate’s expertise may include, but is not limited to: text analysis; scene study; directing; physical theatre; and television/film performance.
The successful candidate will report to the School’s Director as Chair of the University Players Committee. Duties will include: season selection; scheduling; and budgetary matters.
Applicants must have an MFA in Acting and/or Directing or demonstrated significant professional experience equivalent to an MFA in acting and/or directing; experience with heightened text as an actor, director, and/or artistic director, as well as classical work, including the works of Shakespeare. It is essential that the incumbent have significant current experience in acting and/or directing in professional theatre.
• a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
• a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
• statements of teaching interests and creative activity interests;
• sample of creative and/or scholarly work;
• sample course outlines (actual or proposed);
• teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness; and
• three current letters of reference forwarded directly by the referees to the Director.
Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application (www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions) and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of January 29, 2016. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of a late submission is at the discretion of the appointment committee.
Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Dr. Tina Pugliese, Director, School of Dramatic Art, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON N9B 3P4