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The University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Drama (Acting). The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will establish and maintain an active professional and externally funded research-creation program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the area of their specialization as well as additional courses in Drama, and contribute to the graduate program. Service within a university setting or the wider community is also expected.

The successful candidate must have a terminal degree (MFA) and have achieved national and/or international recognition within their career. The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in both teaching and research or research-creation, including performances, presentations and/or publications. Candidates may demonstrate research and/or research-creation excellence through publicly presented performances, presentations, and/or publications, and a strong record of professional and externally funded productivity. 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/or graduate teaching, student supervision, and mentorship. The successful candidate will have a wide range of acting expertise, including traditional and contemporary Western approaches. Preference will be given to candidates with an additional area of performance expertise, including but not limited to movement or voice for the actor.

Additional assets include a secondary teaching area (beyond performance) aligned with Drama’s BFA curriculum, and the ability to expand and enrich the SCPA’s intercultural awareness and expertise base.

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. For more information about the School, please visit

The application deadline is January 5, 2018. Full application information can be found here: Careers at U of C .

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