JOB POSTING: Lecturer, Drama. University of Saskatchewan

Posted by | January 22, 2019 | Uncategorized


The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Indigenous engagement is a strategic priority.

Lecturer, Drama

Requisition: req3720
Open Date: 1/11/2019 
Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a 12-month term appointment at the lecturer level with the Department of Drama. The successful candidate willteach the four upper level movement classes and a first- or second-year level acting class, and may be responsible for directing a production in the department’s mainstage season.


The Department of Drama is the oldest theatre department in the Commonwealth, has a full-time faculty of six with several additional sessional appointments, and currently offers B.A., B.F.A. and M.A. degrees in theatre. Our production season features four mainstage shows from the classical and contemporary repertory. There are over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College and 295 faculty, including 10 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, scholarly and artistic work, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international opportunities.


The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000. 


Qualifications must include an M.A. or M.F.A. in Physical Theatre, Movement Pedagogy for the stage, Acting or DirectingExpertise in the area of movement for the stage (which could include Laban/Bartenieff, Body-Mind Centering®, Viewpoints, Grotowski, Mask work, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, and/or other physical theatre modalities) is essential for the position. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a track record of excellence in teaching. 


Salary bands for this position are as follows: Lecturer: $77,613 to $115,245.  


This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program. 


Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae outlining disciplinary interests and professional qualifications, supporting documents (which must include a teaching philosophy statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample course outlines, unofficial transcripts); and the contact information (including email) for three references. These should be forwarded to:


Moira Day, Head
Department of Drama                                                                                                                       
118 Science Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 5E2
Telephone: (306) 966-5193
Review of applications will begin February 22; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.  

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
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