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Assistant Professor, Limited Term, Theatre

Acadia University

Faculty of Arts
English and Theatre
Assistant Professor,
Contractually Limited Term Appointment (9.5 months)

Closing Date: June 2, 2023

Acadia University acknowledges that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which the Mi’kmaq, Wəlastəkwiyik, and Peskotomuhkatiyik Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1726. These treaties did not implicate or affirm the surrender or transfer of land to the British but recognized Mi’kmaq title and set the rules for what was to be a long-standing relationship between nations. Acknowledging the land that we are on, means that we are working towards decolonization across campus.
Position # 10406: The Department of English and Theatre at Acadia University seeks applications for a 9.5-month contractually limited position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Theatre, to begin August 1, 2023. The successful candidate will be a generalist who will teach three academic theatre courses (Women and Theatre, Modern Drama, and Theatre Ideas I), and two other courses, one in Voice and Speech and the other in Acting and Performance. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the collegial life of the Theatre program and the Department as a whole.
Academic Qualifications: Applicants should have an MFA, or a PhD in Theatre, or the equivalent; a demonstrated expertise in teaching academic theatre courses and demonstrated practitioner experience in Voice and Speech and Performance; and a demonstrated commitment to both innovative and ethical pedagogy.

How to apply:
Candidates are asked to submit their application in a single PDF document to Receipt of the application will be acknowledged via email. Applications should include the following:
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi), and a writing sample. Applicants should also provide the names and contacts of three referees. Application should be addressed to:
Anne Quéma, Head
English and Theatre
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
B4P 2K5
Acadia University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents shall be given priority. The University encourages applications from Indigenous people; African Canadians; African Nova Scotians; persons with disabilities; visible minorities; women; persons of any minority sexuality, gender identity or gender expression; and all intersections of these identities. Acadia embraces the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion as fundamental in creating an expansive academic environment and champions diverse knowledge systems as pillars of academic excellence. All applicants are required to submit an online Employment Equity Self-Identification Form as part of their application package. The form provides the option of self-identifying based on the applicant’s comfort level. Failure to complete the form by the closing date will result in the disqualification of your application.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and it proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that considers an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require any accommodation at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact Chris Sattler, Administrative Assistant for the Department of English and Theatre at

Closing Date: June 2 , 2023