Job posting: Assistant Professor in Theatrical Design, University of Guelph

Posted by | February 02, 2018 | Uncategorized

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Theatrical Design

College: College of Arts

Department: School of English and Theatre Studies

Deadline: March 16, 2018
Please reference AD #18-05

Position Description:

The School of English and Theatre Studies in the College of Arts at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track appointment, at the rank of Assistant Professor, specializing in theatre design. The appointment will begin July 1, 2018. The successful candidate must have completed a PhD or a completed MFA with a focus on theatrical design or training through a recognized design program, and must be actively engaged professionally in several aspects of theatre design. A commitment to student engagement, with demonstrated excellence in teaching, is essential. The successful candidate must have experience as a theatre practitioner and be able to teach a range of courses about theatre, particularly those focusing on theatrical design.  Additionally, the successful candidate will design productions and support students in creating productions.

The Theatre Studies program at Guelph is dedicated to the integrated study of both academic and practical applications of drama and theatre and has a special interest in the drama and theatre of Canada. Offering a BA and MA in Theatre Studies and a PhD in Literary and Theatre Studies, the program shares a strong connection to the English program in the School of English and Theatre Studies. Among 26 faculty in the School are renowned, award-winning scholars, writers, and theatre practitioners with connections to the vibrant community of artists in the theatre within the Greater Toronto Area and throughout Southern Ontario.

Applications must be submitted by March 16, 2018. Applications may be submitted electronically. They will include a letter of application, a current CV, a portfolio of selected design work, and a teaching dossier which includes evidence of teaching effectiveness, course syllabi, and pedagogical strategies. If a candidate has scholarly publications, they should be included in the application.  Candidates should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent separately.

These materials should be sent to:

Ann Wilson
Director, School of English and Theatre Studies
College of Arts
University of Guelph, MacKinnon Bldg. 0005, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1

With approximately 1,500 majors, 600 minors and over 23,000 course enrolments, the College of Arts is an integral part of the University of Guelph and one of seven colleges. Faculty members focus on supporting the three missions of teaching, research and service to the community. Through interdisciplinary, inter-college, and international links they work to enhance the excitement of learning that lies at the centre of the university’s mission.

The University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada and a top-ranked university employer by Forbes with an enrolment of more than 20,000 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students. It is located in Guelph, Ontario (population 122,000) and is approximately a one-hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the web sites of the University of Guelph (, the College of Arts (, and the School of English and Theatre Studies

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

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