Job Posting: Performance and Technology CLTA @ University of Toronto

Posted by | October 30, 2019 | Uncategorized

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) – Performance & Technology – 1904537 

Job Field

: Limited Term (Teaching Stream) Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science 


: Centre for Drama, Theatre, Performance 


: St. George (downtown Toronto) 

Job Posting

: Oct 24, 2019 

Job Closing

: Dec 16, 2019, 11:59pm EST 


The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a three-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the field of Performance and Technology. The expected start date of this appointment is July 1, 2020, ending on June 30, 2023.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter. We seek candidates with teaching interests at the intersections of theatre, performance, and emerging technologies that enhance our departmental strengths ( Practical experience with theatre and technology is desirable. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate and graduate education and demonstrate excellence in teaching and an interest in teaching-related scholarly activities that complement the focuses of our existing labs (BMO Lab for Creative Research in the Arts, Performance, Emerging Technologies and AI; Digital Dramaturgy Labsquared). Conceptual literacy and curiosity in the area of Machine Learning / AI would be an asset, as would technical facility with performance technologies. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices. 

The successful candidate will be expected to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including specialized courses in their area of research as well as core courses in the undergraduate curriculum. They will also contribute to the ongoing development of our curriculum in emerging performance practices.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample syllabi, course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

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 recent writing sample (of no more than 7000 words), and a complete teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, course materials and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference, including at least one primarily addressing the candidate’s teaching, sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to Suzanne Micallef at by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Tamara Trojanowska at

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 16, 2019.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous people of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ 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

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

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