Job Posting: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Theatre and Performance

 The Department of Arts, Culture & Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the area of Theatre and Performance. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an expected start date of July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned an MFA by the time of application. Alternatively, applicants must have earned by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter a PhD degree in Theatre and Performance or a closely related area plus professional experience commensurate to an MFA. Candidates must also have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. A demonstrated record of teaching practice in the area of community-engaged theatre, applied theatre or theatre in education will be considered an asset. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths

Candidates must have teaching experience in a degree granting program, including both practice-based studio work in theatre and development and leadership of seminar-style classes, in addition to directing performances in an academic environment. Experience in curriculum development, online pedagogy, and lecture-based pedagogy are additional assets. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities. Evidence of excellence in teaching and a commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated, through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below) as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

The U of T Scarborough Theatre and Performance program is a liberal arts-style theatre program in which students take seminar-style courses in theatre history and theory in parallel with studio-based practical training in performance, directing, and applied or community-engaged theatre practices. The successful candidate for this position can expect to teach a combination of core seminar-style and studio-based courses in the program along with other thematic courses suiting their expertise and current projects. In keeping with our curriculum, candidates must demonstrate their commitment to theatre as a vehicle for advancing intercultural understanding and challenging discriminatory hegemonies of race, gender and sexual orientation.

Candidates must also show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and to the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, as demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a visual documentation of shows directed or other studio-based practice, and a complete teaching dossier to include a strong teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. U of T Scarborough is among the most diverse university campuses in North America. Candidates are therefore asked to submit a 1- to 2- page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to):  teaching, service, or professional practice that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. The statement might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. For more context about the University of Toronto Scarborough’s commitment to diversity, see its strategic plan, Inspiring Inclusive Excellence, or the Report of the Campus Curriculum Review. Note as well the Department of Arts, Culture & Media’s own Equity and Diversity in the Arts Initiative.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. All letters must primarily address the candidate’s teaching.

Submission guidelines can be found at Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to conduct research and creative practice, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities of the world. The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive campus with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at U of T Scarborough is a unique multi-disciplinary research and teaching environment, with programs in Art History and Visual Culture; Arts Management; Curatorial Studies; Journalism (Joint Program); Media, Journalism and Digital Cultures; New Media Studies (Joint Program); Music and Culture; Studio Art; and Theatre and Performance: see

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 15, 2022. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

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