Theatre and Motion Picture Arts – Assistant Professor (Theatre, Drama, Performance Studies)
Date posted: 2017-09-08
Advertised until: 2017-10-08
The Theatre and Motion Picture Arts Program at Thorneloe University (federated with Laurentian
University) invites applications for a Tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts,
beginning August 1, 2018, subject to budgetary approval.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies, or a closely related
discipline, or be ABD and close to completion. The successful applicant will be able to teach in lecture and
practice based courses with an emphasis in theatre history, Canadian theatre, script analysis, theory, and
dramaturgy. Candidates must have a commitment to excellence in teaching, demonstrated through strong
endorsements from referees, a statement of teaching philosophy that is linked to excellent pedagogical
practice, and demonstrated excellent performance in other teaching related activities.
The applicant will be responsible for directing a main stage production each year. Professional experience in
the community is not required, but would be considered an asset. An interest in Queer Theatre, Indigenous
Theatre, and Social Justice would be welcome. Thorneloe University is located in Sudbury, Ontario: four
hours directly north of Toronto. As part of beautiful Northern Ontario we enjoy a plentitude of lakes and
conservation areas: it is an ideal environment to live and work for those who enjoy outdoor recreation. We are
the only university that houses a Theatre and Motion Picture Arts program in the North.
Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should send a cover letter, CV (including the names and contact
information of three academic referees), a statement of teaching philosophy, and a brief statement outlining
research interests, in electronic format using PDF files by November 15th, to the attention of: Prof. Patricia
Tedford, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Theatre and Motion Picture Arts, c/o Susan Moores
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put Theatre Arts Search in the subject line of the email. Receipt of
applications will be acknowledged. The review of applications will begin on November 15th and continue
until the position is filled.
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide three confidential letters of recommendation, sample syllabi,
and a writing sample of no more than 20 pages of published or thesis material. Vimeo, Youtube files, or
images of artistic works is welcome. Laurentian University is a bilingual and tricultural university, as such,
bilingualism is not required but would be considered an asset.
Thorneloe is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community and encourages
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. Government regulations require that applications from Canadians and permanent
residents of Canada will be given priority.