Date posted: 2017-01-30
Advertised until: 2017-03-01
The University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Fine Arts, and Department of Drama invites applications for a tenure-track appointment for a Movement for Actors specialist at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2017. This position is subject to the approval of the Board of Governors.
Candidates must possess a terminal degree with a specialization in movement for actors and a demonstrated research/creative activity program. Professional theatre experience would be an asset. Teaching duties will include movement courses, acting and/or creation courses. The ability to work as a movement coach or serve as a choreographer for department productions, and the ability to teach dance courses would also be advantageous. 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. 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 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
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.