Job Posting: Theatre Studies at University of Guelph

Posted by | April 19, 2016 | News


The School of English and Theatre Studies in the College of Arts at the University of Guelph invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Theatre Studies. This appointment will begin August 1st, 2016. The successful candidate must have a completed PhD and be actively engaged in research in areas related to the study of Canadian theatre with a robust publication record of strong scholarship and the potential to supervise at the doctoral level.  Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests include Indigenous and/or intercultural theatre practice.  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 courses in devised theatre, as well as direct student production at undergraduate and graduate levels.

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, designers, and theatre practitioners with connections to the vibrant community of artists in the theatre within the Greater Toronto Area and throughout Southern Ontario.

With approximately 1,500 majors, 600 minors and over 23,000 course enrollments, 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

Applications may be submitted electronically. They will include a letter of application, a current CV, two samples of scholarly publications, and a teaching dossier which includes evidence of teaching effectiveness, course syllabi, and pedagogical strategies. These materials should be sent to:

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

Candidates should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent separately to the above address.

Closing date: May 16, 2016

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.

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