Assistant Professor, Dramatic Arts, Limited Term Appointment (1 year)
About Brock University
The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 18,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.
Brock University’s main campus is situated atop the Niagara Escarpment, within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines, in the heart of Niagara wine country. The Niagara region is dotted with landmarks that recognize our nation’s history and features breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous attractions. St. Catharines is home to vibrant arts and entertainment venues, and is a short drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo, New York. With one of the warmest climates in Canada, clean, safe communities, and surprisingly affordable real estate, Niagara is an exceptional location to call home.
What we Offer
Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits and ample support for research and sabbaticals. Research resources include; conference support, start-up funding, subscriptions to major databases and access to various research funding vehicles. For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Faculty Association Collective Agreement.
About the position and the Department of Dramatic Arts
The Department of Dramatic Arts in the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts at Brock University invites applications a limited appointment in Applied Theatre starting August 1st, 2019. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.
The Department of Dramatic Arts offers a BA Honours in Dramatic Arts. For Honours students, Concentrations are available in Drama in Education/Applied Theatre, Performance, and Production and Design. The Department also offers a four-year (20 credit) BA with Major Dramatic Arts degree and a three-year BA Pass degree, as well as two concurrent BA (Honours)/BEd programs over five years. For more information, see https://brocku.ca/miwsfpa/dramatic-arts/.
In the summer of 2015 the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, including the Department of Dramatic Arts, moved to its new comprehensive facility in downtown St. Catharines, adjacent to a new regional performing arts centre built by the City of St. Catharines.
The successful candidate must have experience teaching applied theatre. A PhD with an emphasis on the use of process drama and playbuilding in community contexts is preferred; the candidate must hold a minimum of an MA in Drama or MEd with a BA/BEd in drama. Teaching experience in secondary and post-secondary schools is an asset. Applicants should be able to teach courses with mixed studio/lecture components with possible community outreach collaborations.
The successful candidate will teach a range of courses in applied theatre. The preferred individual will bring knowledge of a spectrum of teaching methodologies in diverse pedagogical situations and critical performance theory, as well as expertise in synthesizing these modes of knowledge. The individual will engage energetically with departmental production activities, specifically the conceptualization and realization of outreach educational outcomes. Skills in a secondary area featuring interdisciplinary research and practice may also be of value. Administrative skills are a definite asset. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.
Interested candidates are invited to apply to the position using the following link: https://brocku.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/brocku_careers/job/St-Catharines-Downtown-Campus/Assistant-Professor--Dramatic-Arts--Limited-Term-Appointment_JR-1003094
Deadline to apply: July 12, 2019
Candidates are requested to upload a brief covering letter, a statement of teaching philosophy (1200 words max.), a current curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier and/or artistic/academic portfolio in a theatrical field. In addition, candidates will provide a list of three referees who will be contacted in the event of a short listing. Please note, the curriculum vitae should be uploaded first with the supporting documents in the secondary portion of the application process (5MB maximum for each upload).
This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Joe Norris, Chair, Department of Dramatic Arts, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all interested candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application.
Differing career patterns may be more common among members of designated groups, and those who have experienced leaves from the workplace. These differences will be taken into account in assessing the experiences and qualifications of members of these groups, or those who have experienced leaves from the workplace.
We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy https://brocku.ca/webfm_send/39939. Please advise chair of search @brocku.ca to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.