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Jobs (Edmonton): Assistant Professor Music Theatre Performance – 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 invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2023. This new faculty position will play an important role in the ongoing implementation of a new BFA in Music Theatre Performance, and may have opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communication.

MacEwan University’s Music Theatre Performance Program is seeking a theatre artist and educator specializing in Dance/Choreography and/or Movement Studies to fill a new full-time continuing position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will have a diverse skill-set that draws from their area(s) of specialization. There is also potential to teach additional courses in acting, interdisciplinary collaboration and/or directing. The ability to work effectively in a student-centred, collegial environment is considered very important, and a vision towards developing new approaches to undergraduate music theatre education will be seen as an asset.

The Theatre Department is situated within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications of MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. The Department is housed in Allard Hall, a new state-of-the-art building that is part of the University’s downtown campus. MacEwan Music Theatre Performance has been part of the city’s vibrant arts community since the early 1970s, and its newly developed 4-year BFA program builds on its reputation as one of the finest post-secondary music theatre training programs in Canada.

Candidates will hold a minimum of an MFA (or an equivalent credential in their area of specialization) in conjunction with a strong record of professional experience. They will also demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching, with an ongoing interest in creative practice/research. In addition, the successful candidate will have a commitment to innovative pedagogy and building equitable, diverse and inclusive teaching practices.

How to Apply
Applicants should submit the following:

  • a cover letter (with competition number stated);
  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • a teaching dossier, including recent teaching evaluations and a statement of teaching philosophy;
  • a statement of research interests and samples of scholarly or creative practice work;
  • the names and contact information for three references.

To apply, go to and select the job posting (22.10.255). If you require assistance, please contact us at

Review of applications will commence 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 position may be addressed to Dawn Sadoway, Program Coordinator, Music Theatre Performance, 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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