Job Posting: Assistant Professor, Acting and Directing @ York University

Posted by | January 15, 2020 | Uncategorized

Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream – Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Acting and Directing
Home Faculty: School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design
Home Department/Area/Division: Theatre
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020
The Department of Theatre in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) invites applications for a professorial-stream tenure-track appointment in Acting and Directing at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

One of North America’s leading schools for the arts, AMPD offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Art History and Visual Culture, Cinema and Media Arts, Dance, Design, Digital Media, Music, Theatre, Theatre and Performance Studies, and Visual Arts.

An MFA in Theatre (or MFA equivalent with a substantial record of professional experience) in Acting, Directing or Performance Creation (or a related field) is required. Candidates must show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, scholarly research and publication and service.

Applicants should have an ongoing and dynamic professional theatre practice and specialize in one or more of the following areas: acting, acting for the camera, directing, and performance creation (devised theatre); and significant experience teaching in two or more of these areas.

The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core (studio) and elective (studio) courses in acting, directing, and performance creation (devised theatre), and to develop new curriculum in the area of acting, directing and performance creation (devised theatre). Candidates are also expected to provide evidence or the potential to contribute to service in committee and administrative work (including undergraduate Coordinator and Graduate Program Director positions). Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred.

York University is helping shape the global thinkers who will define tomorrow. Our unwavering commitment to excellence reflects a rich diversity of perspectives and a strong sense of social responsibility that set us apart. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 27 research centres have well-established partnerships with 280+ leading universities worldwide. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Mary Pecchia at or at 416-736-2100 (66266).York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at: .The deadline for the receipt of completed applications has been extended to February 14, 2020. A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, three letters of reference and teaching evaluations should be sent via email to Mary Pecchia at Referees should be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position.
Posting End Date: February 14, 2020

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