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Jobs (Edmonton): Assistant Professor for Theatre Production Props/Paint Specialization – MacEwan University

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Jobs (Edmonton): Assistant Professor for Theatre Production Props/Paint Specialization – MacEwan University

(Full-Time Tenure-Track Position)
Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications

About Us
MacEwan University is where caring faculty help people connect their passions to their future paths. Located in the heart of Edmonton’s diverse and dynamic downtown community, and on the traditional lands of Treaty 6 First Nations and homelands of the Métis people, MacEwan is known for exceptional undergraduate learning. With its dedication to teaching excellence, informed by scholarly research, innovation, and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to human rights, environmental sustainability, and opportunities for community engagement. We are committed to creating an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community for all peoples, cultures, and identities.

Our comprehensive undergraduate university offers 59 programs to more than 18,000 full- and part-time students in business, communications, community and human services, design, fine and performing arts, health, humanities, natural science, nursing, public safety, and social science. Through a wide array of experiential learning opportunities, and strategic relationships in the community, we partner with others to produce graduates of stature. Along with a robust grounding in their chosen disciplines, MacEwan students are given durable life skills that prepare them to take on the world.

The Opportunity
MacEwan University’s Theatre Department is seeking an artist-educator specializing in Properties (hard or soft) and/or Scenic Painting to fill a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2023.

The successful candidate will have an extensive background in Properties and/or Scenic Painting, a diverse skill set that draws from their area of specialization, and the ability to teach courses in other areas of theatre production. Theatrical design and/or shop management are considered assets. Because the successful applicant for this position will play a key role in advances to the program curriculum, working effectively in a student-centred, collegial environment is essential. A vision toward developing new approaches to undergraduate theatre production education will also be an advantage.

The Theatre Department is situated within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications of MacEwan University on Treaty 6 Territory in Edmonton, Alberta. The Department is housed at the new state-of-the-art Centre for the Arts and Culture, Allard Hall, as part of MacEwan University’s main campus in downtown Edmonton. MacEwan’s Theatre Production two-year Diploma has been part of the city’s vibrant arts community since the early 1970s. In the fall of 2022, MacEwan launched a new 4-year BFA program in Theatre Production, which builds on its reputation as one of Canada’s finest post-secondary theatre training programs. The Department of Theatre is committed to following the Canadian Code of Conduct for the Performing Arts.

The preferred candidate will hold, at minimum, an MFA in Theatre, have teaching experience at the post-secondary level, and have a strong record of professional work in their area of expertise. Evidence of active research practice is an asset.

How to Apply
Applicants will submit a letter of interest, a Curriculum Vitae, a portfolio, a list of publications (if applicable), and the names of three professional references. In addition, applicants will submit a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy, a statement addressing your commitment towards equity, diversity, and inclusion in the classroom, a record of courses taught, and course evaluations. This posting is for a retirement replacement.

To apply, go to and select the job posting (22.10.242). If you require assistance, please contact us at

The review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022, and the competition will remain open until the successful candidate has been found.

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

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Scott Spidell, Theatre Department Chair, at

Diversity Statement
MacEwan University is committed to fostering the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion within our community, and we are dedicated to removing barriers that have been historically encountered and are currently experienced by some members of our society. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and members of all equity-deserving groups. We believe that the diversity of our students, staff, and faculty serves as a strength of our institution and benefit to society. We are committed to ensuring full and inclusive participation for all in our community.

Accessibility Statement
We strive to provide an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the hiring process. If you require accommodation, we want to ensure you have the support you need to showcase your abilities. Please contact and we will support you to the best of our ability.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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