Design and Production – University of Lethbridge


The Department of Drama at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for a full-time continuing appointment in Design and Production, at the rank of Instructor, starting July 1, 2017, subject to budgetary and Board approval.

Applicants must possess a terminal degree in Design for Theatre (Theatre/Drama), specializing in Scenic Design and Scenic Painting and one other area in design (Sound, Costumes, Lighting, Projections). Applicants should also have professional theatre experiences in design and production.  The successful candidate will teach courses in Scenic Design and other design or production courses in her or his area of expertise. The candidate will also design for the Department’s productions.  Teaching duties in other areas of the Drama Department may be assigned depending upon the candidate’s expertise. In addition, the successful candidate may have the opportunity to supervise graduate students.

The ideal candidate will display teaching excellence, evidenced by post-secondary teaching experience and a commitment to innovative educational practices. Administrative contributions to the Department of Drama, the Faculty of Fine Arts, and University community are expected.

The Department of Drama offers BA, BFA, and combined undergraduate degree programs, as well as a developing MFA program. Our passionate instructors and vibrant students foster a sense of community that welcomes imagination, self-expression, and collaboration. Regular visits from high-profile guest artists provide exposure to diverse perspectives. The Department features a dynamic season of theatre activities, including mainstage productions with significant technical elements, a student-run series of productions, and an array of practical workshops, play readings, public forums, and special events.


The Faculty of Fine Arts, housed in the Centre for the Arts with state‑of‑the‑art equipment and facilities, offers degree programs in Music, Art, Drama and New Media within the liberal arts education context and focuses on excellence in teaching and research/creative activity. For more information about the Department of Drama, the University of Lethbridge, or the city of Lethbridge, please visit our websites at:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and a teaching dossier (including, if possible, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations). Please have three confidential letters of reference from qualified referees sent directly to the Dean of Fine Arts by the closing date. Any electronic documents, images, audio, or video must be submitted on a disc or be available online throughout the period of the search; note that the University of Lethbridge email system does not accept zip files.

Applications must be received by the closing date of March 3, 2017


Address applications by email or regular mail to:

Dr. Edward Jurkowski, Dean

Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lethbridge

4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4

Tel: (403) 329-2126  Email:


The University of Lethbridge hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.


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