Dan School of Drama and Music, Queen’s University Tenure-Track Position

Posted by | August 21, 2018 | Uncategorized

The Dan School of Drama and Music in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in one or more of Dramatic Literature, Theory of Drama, Theatre History before or after 1900, and Music Theatre.  We would be particularly interested in receiving applications from scholar-practitioners who bring perspectives on race, Indigeneity, or diversity—broadly interpreted—into conversation with their area of specialization. The successful candidate will be expected to direct student productions; directing experience is an important asset. The preferred starting date for the position is July 1, 2019.


The Dan School offers a comprehensive and cutting-edge undergraduate education in drama, music and music theatre.  Our faculty and our programs foster collaboration among our students in ways that extend the range of their skills and help to develop their imaginations and entrepreneurial abilities. The School recently launched a Bachelor of Music Theatre degree as well as our first graduate programs, beginning with a focus on Arts Leadership, and these new programs are thriving. The performance home of the Dan School is the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, a beautiful first-class facility on the shore of Lake Ontario, which contains a magnificent concert hall, a black box studio, a rehearsal and recital hall, and a screening room, as well as a range of studios, practice rooms, and classrooms.


Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer-assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the Dan School’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the Dan School, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.


The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.


A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a statement of research interests;
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
  • three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Craig Walker, Director of the Dan School of Drama and Music, Queen’s University either c/o Sheri Wilson sw16@queensu.ca or at the mailing address below. 

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2018.


Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs c/o Sheri Wilson at sw16@queensu.ca although hard copy applications may be submitted to:


Dr. Craig Walker


The Dan School of Drama and Music

Harrison-LeCaine Hall

39 Bader Lane

Queen’s University

Kingston, Ontario



The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.  If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Sheri Wilson in The Dan School of Drama and Music at sw16@queensu.ca or 613-533-6000, ext 74216.


Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.

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