The Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg invites applications for a tenure-track position in Performance Acting at the rank of Assistant Professor. Subject to budgetary approval, this appointment will be effective July 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
We are seeking a dynamic and innovative acting teacher who is dedicated to inspiring student interest with a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate instruction; has skills in a range of approaches to performance; has a strong professional artistic profile which will include experience in directing contemporary and classical styles on stage or on screen; is a collaborator with the ability to contribute to a rigorous and diverse department that is embarking on an evolution of its performance offerings to better reflect the current and future trends on stage, screen and in new media.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach and supervise at the undergraduate level in the areas of acting and directing and dramaturgy; direct undergraduate performances; participate in auditions for the incoming class of Honours actors each year; advise and mentor the artistic development of acting students while playing an integral role in curriculum development; assume positions of responsibility in the collegial governance of the department and the wider university. All full-time faculty positions have a research requirement for promotion and tenure and for those in practical areas of our department this most often takes the form of creative activity. It is therefore essential that candidates have demonstrated the ability to establish and maintain an active program of creative research through artistic practice in association with community industry partners and/or funding agencies as evident from a notable creative profile as a professional performer, director, dramaturg or deviser whose work has been presented publicly for review.
The ideal candidate will have an MFA or PhD, in Acting or Directing, or possess equivalent professional creative experience. The candidate will have demonstrated excellence in specializations such as acting (a range of approaches), acting for the camera, directing, dramaturgy, or the creation of new work. 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, diverse, liberal arts program that maintains high standards of both academic and practical rigour. The candidate must have a significant knowledge of dramatic literature. 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 sources and other documentation relevant to this posting.
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 to be sent directly to Tim Babcock, Chair, Department of Theatre and Film.
Review of applications will begin March 18, 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.