Academic Teaching Staff – Drama

University of Alberta

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Academic Teaching Staff – Drama


University of Alberta

Job description

DescriptionWhile this position welcomes applications from individuals external to the university, current Academic Teaching Staff are first notified of available positions and will receive first consideration in accordance with the terms of of the Academic Collective Agreement prior to considering external candidates. Please indicate your internal status using the “Advertisement” drop down menu when applying.This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).This position has a term length of 8 months. Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the .Location – This role is in-person. Work primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton.Working at the University of AlbertaThe University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.The University of Alberta is a community of knowledge seekers, change makers and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 14,000 faculty and staff, over 40,000 students and 260,000 alumni worldwide.Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people — from our students and community members, to our renowned researchers and innovators, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger and more just. .Working for the FacultyThe Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus and is one of the largest research and teaching centres in Western Canada. The Department of Drama offers several undergraduate and graduate degree programs. We value rigorous academic standard and interdisciplinary investigation, process and product, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as well as fostering collaboration across disciplines and modes of creation. The Department of Drama at the University of Alberta provides a dynamic learning environment through professional practice, liberal arts study, and graduate scholarship. We offer diverse and inclusive avenues of artistic inquiry supported by collaborative interplay among programs.PositionThe Department of Drama at the University of Alberta invites applications for an Academic Teaching Staff member (rank TBD) with expertise in teaching Acting and Directing at the undergraduate level and Intimacy Direction or Coaching, with experience in teaching general theatre practice to a variety of majors and non-majors. This is an eight-month full-time position starting September 1, 2024, with a teaching load of six courses over 2 semesters.Responsibilities for the position include:

  • Teaching 5 undergraduate courses over 2 semesters. Subject to confirmation, the teaching assignment is likely to include junior courses in theatre making and acting, with senior undergraduate directing.
  • 1 HCE additional is devoted to Intimacy Direction or Coaching for classroom projects at the undergraduate level as needed, maintaining a resource centre for students on Intimacy Direction, and coaching as needed for MFA Directing Candidate productions in our BLT and Studio seasons.
  • Service responsibilities directly related to the teaching assignment (student advising, office hours) and participation in department meetings.


  • Applicants must hold an MFA in Drama (Directing or Acting).
  • Demonstrated effective university teaching is a requirement for the position.
  • Experience in Intimacy Direction or Coaching in a university setting is required.

Application Instructions:Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae in the online portal below. The cover letter must specify the names and contact information of two referees.Questions about this position may be addressed to Prof. April Viczko, Chair of Drama – [email protected]Note: This opportunity will be available until midnight June 15, 2024, Edmonton, Alberta local time.At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.Note: This opportunity will be available until midnight June 15, 2024, Edmonton, Alberta local time.

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Edmonton, AB

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Sat, 18 May 2024 06:52:23 GMT

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