The School of Creative and Performing Arts, Drama in the Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary, 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.
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 www.scpa.ucalgary.ca
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. All materials should be forwarded to:
These materials can also be sent electronically in confidence to scpa.
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) and are you currently legally entitled to work in Canada? (yes/no).
About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called “Eyes High”, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to ‘I will lift up my eyes’.
To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested, and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We are increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.
To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers Website, http://careers.ucalgary.ca/pages/academic-careers
About Calgary, Alberta
Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy, and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.
Bruce Barton, PhD
Professor and Director
School of Creative and Performing Arts / University of Calgary
CH D100 / 2500 University Dr. NW / Calgary, AB CANADA / T2N 1N4 /bruce.barton