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Probationary Tenure Track Appointment: Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Theatre (Acting Studies)
Dalhousie University

Date Posted Oct. 24, 2019
Title Probationary Tenure Track Appointment: Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Theatre (Acting Studies)
University Dalhousie University More About This Institution...
Halifax, NS, Canada
Department Fountain School of Performing Arts More About This Department...
Application Deadline Nov. 22, 2019
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

The Fountain School of Performing Arts (FSPA) at Dalhousie University invites applications for a full-time, probationary tenure-track appointment at the rank of Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Theatre commencing July 1, 2020. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

Dalhousie University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada, located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted African Canadian community, and an increasingly diverse population. The Fountain School of Performing Arts is the only multi-disciplinary performing arts school in the region, offering collaborative learning opportunities in Music, Theatre, Costume Studies, and Film Studies programs. FSPA is expanding our facilities, with a 37000 square foot wing to our building currently under construction.

The successful candidate for this position will: teach Acting to students in the first through final years of an undergraduate program; direct one stage production or support a devised creation project each year; and contribute to long-range planning of curriculum and the production season. Capacity to teach in other areas of the FSPA will be considered an asset.

The qualifications required are MA, MFA, or equivalent degree plus substantial professional theatre experience, with a particular emphasis on acting, devised creation and directing. Evidence of effective teaching at a post-secondary level is required.

Applications will include a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests and philosophies, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (a teaching dossier consisting of formal course evaluations). To apply, please go to:

Please arrange to have three confidential letters of reference forwarded separately from the referees to Dr. Jacqueline Warwick, Director, Fountain School of Performing Arts, at

The deadline for applications is November 22, 2019.

  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

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Contact Information

  • Tatjana Vukoja, Administrative Officer, Finance & Personnel
    Fountain School of Performing Arts
    Dalhousie University
    6101 University Avenue
    Suite 514
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
  • 902-494-2253
  • 902-494-2801


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