The Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg invites applications for a one-year Term Position in Performance Acting at the rank of Assistant Professor. Subject to budgetary approval, this appointment will be effective August 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be an acting teacher who is dynamic and innovative; who is dedicated to inspiring student interest and skill in a range of approaches to performance; and who is a strong collaborator with the skills to contribute to a rigorous and diverse department. The candidate should have a strong professional artistic profile and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach and supervise at the undergraduate level in the areas of acting for media and for the stage; direct one of our public exercises; participate in auditions for the upcoming class of Honours actors; and finally, generally advise and mentor the artistic development of acting students.
The ideal candidate will have an MFA or equivalent in Acting or Directing with professional creative experience which should include acting for the camera and acting or direction for the stage. Candidates must have a demonstrated capacity for teaching at the post-secondary or professional level and possess an understanding of best pedagogical practices within an intensely practical program. Teaching or professional activity in other areas of theatre or film will be viewed as assets.
The University of Winnipeg has a vibrant Department of Theatre and Film which is fully engaged with the local professional communities. Our faculty complement consists of twelve full-time members augmented with a number of Contract Academic Staff selected from the industry. Our department’s main commitment is to practical theatre and film making within a liberal arts context. Both B.A. and B.A. (Hons) degrees are offered through a range of streams of theatre study, and we are one of Canada’s largest undergraduate programs offering this range of study. Our graduates can be found working in every aspect of theatre and film in Canada and beyond.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference which may include a professional theatre source, and other documentation relevant to this posting, including official transcripts of all graduate level work.
Applications must be submitted online via The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system. To submit your application click on apply below.
Candidates should arrange for the three letters of reference level work to be sent directly to Tim Babcock, Chair, Department of Theatre and Film.
Review of applications will begin April 1, 2019 and will continue until such time as the position is filled.
The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.