Assistant Professor position at UTSC


The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Theatre and Performance Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin July 1, 2018.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies or another relevant field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Candidates must have demonstrated research excellence in the areas of applied theatre, theatre in education, or community-engaged theatre. These areas are broadly defined, and may include explicitly interdisciplinary, collaborative research that brings the methods or practices of Theatre and Performance Studies into intersection with those of other fields. Candidates must also demonstrate an aptitude for working within our interdisciplinary arts department where horizontal connections among faculty of different fields are encouraged: see Professional experience working in community contexts is not required but will be considered an asset.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. S/he must have an emerging record of scholarly accomplishments and will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in leading academic journals and/or with leading academic presses or a research pipeline that is at high international levels, presentations at significant conferences, awards for work in the field and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.

Candidates must also have a commitment to excellence in teaching. This can be demonstrated through strong endorsements from referees, very strong course evaluations, a coherent statement of teaching philosophy that is linked to excellent pedagogical practice, demonstrated excellent performance in other teaching related activities, a teaching portfolio, and teaching accomplishments highlighted as part of the application. The ability to teach across the Theatre and Performance Studies program in lecture- and practice-based courses is required. We welcome a range of topics of interest, including theatre and performance intersections with historiography, dramaturgy, interculturalism, social justice and media. Candidates must be able to contribute to the evolution of the curriculum in the direction of applied and community-engaged practices.

The Department of Arts, Culture and Media is a unique multi-disciplinary research and teaching environment, with programs in Art History, Arts Management, Curatorial Studies, Journalism, Media, Journalism and Digital Cultures, New Media Studies, Music and Culture, Studio, and Theatre and Performance Studies. In addition to being a full member of the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough, the successful candidate will hold a graduate appointment at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, a graduate unit at the University of Toronto. The candidate selected will be expected to maintain a strong program of research and to articulate and implement a vision for developing new research initiatives and relationships that fit within this diverse context.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities of the world.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a complete and current curriculum vita, 3) a teaching portfolio that includes, but is not limited to course evaluations, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of relevant teaching related activities, and 4) concise descriptions of current research activity and graduate student supervision experience, and future research plans. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: All applications must be submitted online.

Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to be sent directly by the referees to: If you have questions about this position, please email

The closing date for applications is October 18, 2017.
For more information about the Department of Arts, Culture and Media, University of Toronto Scarborough please visit:

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.