Assistant Professor

The Drama Department at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a twelve-month term position in Acting at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2014. The successful candidate will have teaching experience at the post-secondary level, will be well versed in Stanislavski-based actor training, and will be able to integrate it and other approaches (e.g. Meisner) in classroom instruction. An MFA, or its equivalent in professional theatre experience, is required. The candidate must be capable of teaching a range of undergraduate acting courses, and must have experience in embedding Aboriginal performance and story-telling methodologies into curricula. Experience in directing is an asset. The candidate must have the administrative capability of developing and implementing strategies associated with promotion and recruitment of a Departmental initiative focused on an Aboriginal Theatre Program. Successful establishment of new Aboriginal theatre programing is desirable, as are connections with various funding agencies, and a record of liaison roles with First Nations communities.

The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences and the sciences.  There are over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College and 325 faculty, including 12 Canada Research Chairs.  The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, a focus on Aboriginal engagement, as well as community outreach and international opportunities.

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base and a full range of leisure opportunities. The city boasts a vibrant arts scene including a growing number of professional theatres (both regional and independent), a symphony orchestra, and several art galleries. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a large student population. The University is also one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities.

Salary Band (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014):

Assistant Professor         $86,844 (floor) to $104,357 (CDI ceiling)


This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory & voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, housing assistance, moving expenses, death benefit, recreation facilities, professional expenses, sabbatical travel expenses, dental plan, tuition waiver, extended health and vision care plan, research grant in lieu of salary, scholarship fund, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates are to provide a covering letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and are to have three supporting letters of reference arrive under separate cover. Application deadline is June 13, 2014.

Send to:
Gregory Marion, Acting Head
Department of Drama
College of Arts & Science,
118 Science Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK   S7N 5E2

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.