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Job (Edmonton): Assistant Professor, Theatre Production – MacEwan University

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Job (Edmonton): Assistant Professor, Theatre Production – MacEwan University

MacEwan_logoAssistant Professor, Theatre Production
Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. With a main campus located in culturally rich, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to approximately 12,000 students. Construction is currently underway on a new Centre for Arts and Culture slated to open in 2017. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ).

The Department of Theatre in the Faculty of Fine Art and Communication invites applications for a full-time probationary appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2015 and subject to final budgetary approval. This position comes at an exciting time. Concurrent with the move to the centralized campus is the development of a degree in Theatre Production, which will serve to complement and strengthen our existing two-year diploma.

The successful candidate will have an extensive background in theatre production, as well as experience in either design, and/or technical direction.

The focus of this position is threefold: The first is to teach undergraduate courses in theatre production. The second is to work closely with our students, supporting them in a variety of productions throughout the music and theatre season at MacEwan University. You may also be invited to design or collaborate on productions. Working with the Chair and other faculty members, the third focus of this position is curriculum and degree development. You will have the opportunity to assist in the creation of a new four-year program which will offer an unparalleled student experience.

Required Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will have significant experience working in professional theatre, complemented with teaching experience. Candidates will hold at minimum a Master’s level Degree in a relevant area of expertise. The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to research and scholarly activity, a commitment to University service, and consistent engagement with both current and emerging technology practices.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), a portfolio, and contact information for three referees. A review of applications will begin on February 27, 2015 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Melissa Cuerrier at

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

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

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