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Job (Edmonton): Drama Faculty Position – King’s University College

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Job (Edmonton): Drama Faculty Position – King’s University College


The King’s University is looking for a versatile theatre artist and teacher to be appointed to a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Drama.

Academic Rank:

Assistant Professor (tenure track). Highly qualified candidates will be appointed at a higher rank.

Starting Salary:

$61,000 and up. The University provides generous benefits.


Application review process starts January 7, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled: priority will be given to those submitted by the deadline.

Preferred Starting Date: July 1, 2019

Institutional Requirements:

To be considered for appointment, the candidate must wholeheartedly endorse the Mission Statement and the Statement of Faith of the University (see Candidates are expected to be engaged in an ongoing effort to develop and articulate Chris- tian perspectives on their discipline, addressing the role that faith has in shaping research and teaching practice. The successful candidate must have graduate level course work in the areas of teaching. A MA or MFA in Drama with relevant experience is required for the tenure-track appointment.

Teaching Load:

Six term courses or equivalent per year.

Scholarship Duties:

All tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in scholarly activity (one of discovery, integra- tion, application, pedagogy, or engagement) and to publish results.

Professional Duties:

All tenure-track faculty members serve the community in various ways out of their expertise and share in faculty administration.

Particulars of the Position:

You will lead a team of specialist part-time sessional instructors. Courses to be taught could include Introduction to Theatre, Improvisation, Acting, Play Production, and Theatre History, and individual project supervision. Experience in video production or screen arts is an asset. Directing a play for public performance will count in the teaching load. Dedicated teaching and ancillary spaces for drama on campus include a 700 square metre drama studio/black box, an adjoining 120 seat auditorium, and a small but well equipped costume shop, set/props/paint shop, and dressing rooms.

Subject to budget approval.

The King’s University is a Christian liberal arts university offering three and four-year Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Music, and a two-year after- degree Bachelor of Education (Elementary and Secondary) accredited by the province of Alberta. The University is a member of Universities Canada and of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universi- ties. Faculty members at The King’s University are eligible for and are currently receiving Tri-Council funding. The faculty at The King’s University are recognized for involving undergraduate students in their scholarship, with some faculty members having obtained external funding.

Qualified candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts and three letters of reference to:

Dr. Hank Bestman, Vice President Academic & Research The King’s University
9125 – 50 Street,
Edmonton, Alberta T6B 2H3
Phone: (780) 465-3500, ext. 8047 Fax: (780) 465-3534 E-mail:

Located on Treaty 6 Territory


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