Job Posting: Tenure Track Position @ Dan School of Drama and Music

Posted by | October 11, 2019 | Uncategorized

 Dan School of Drama and Music 

Arts Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 

The Dan School of Drama and Music in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with specialization in Arts Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2020. 

It is expected that candidates will have a completed PhD degree or professional equivalent 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 and/or creative output that demonstrates capacity for independent research leading to peer assessed publications, industry-based enquiry, 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 department’s programs. Business or management experience will be considered a valuable asset, and because many of our courses are taught online, a comfort with web-based work and online teaching is likewise an asset. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment and the potential for administrative leadership. The successful candidate will be expected to make contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

In one sense, the Dan School of Drama and Music is a relatively young academic unit, but it was founded through the 2015 merger of two much older units, Drama and Music. In 2017 we launched our first graduate program, consisting of an MA in Arts Leadership and a Graduate Diploma in Arts Management which draw together and cultivate the business skills necessary to succeed across the arts. In the following year we launched an undergraduate certificate in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity, which is open to the entire undergraduate student body at Queen’s, and to which five different faculties have contributed options courses. Both of these programs are part of our larger project to dilate the focus of Performing Arts studies to embrace the entire range of disciplines that contribute to professional music theatre productions. In particular, these are efforts to seriously engage with the responsibility of both educating students in the business of the arts and in cultivating an understanding of how the creative and collaborative thinking inherent in the design and 

production of the arts has applications that enable innovative and well-structured thinking in a vast range of industries. The demand for these new plans was quickly demonstrated by the high numbers who have enrolled: dozens of new graduate students and thousands of undergraduate students. Now we are seeking to provide stability for these programs with a new colleague who will bring energy, expertise and enthusiasm to this unique aspect of our interdisciplinary environment. 

People from across Canada and around the world come to learn, teach and carry out research at Queen’s University. Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. You will also participate in a pension plan. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children. Queen’s values families and is pleased to provide a ‘top up’ to government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave. In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare. Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources. 

Additional information about Queen’s University can be found on the Faculty Recruitment and Support website. The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities. Visit Inclusive Queen’s for information on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives. 

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. 

In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee’s research productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions. 

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 or at the mailing address below. 

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs c/o Sheri Wilson at although hard copy applications may be submitted to: 

Dr. Craig Walker, Director 

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 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 and at 

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