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Instructor, Theatre

University of the Fraser Valley

Job Summary
The School of Creative Arts at the University of the Fraser Valley is seeking a dynamic and versatile instructor for a one-year Limited Term Faculty appointment. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a total of seven (7) sections, drawn from the following list: Acting for Work and Life (THEA 111), Introduction to Theatre and Performance Studies (THEA 101), Technical Theatre I and II (THEA 121, THEA 123). The successful candidate will also teach the series of Theatre Production Practicum courses (THEA 295, THEA 299, THEA 399, THEA 499) in both semesters. The successful applicant is expected to assist in design, be available for staff and production meetings, cueing sessions, technical and dress-rehearsals, and strike, as well as individual meetings with production students during the teaching of Theatre Production Practicum courses. The ability to teach performance history courses or performance studies courses is also an asset. Please note that courses may change as the timetable evolves over the year. The successful applicant will also participate in the life of the School of Creative Arts and university through service commitments; extra-curricular work equivalent to the committee duties of a full-time faculty member is expected in this position. 

Duties of Limited Term faculty fall within Article 18.2 (Teaching Faculty Duties) of the Collective Agreement, specifically the Teaching and Service components.

We are seeking an energetic and innovative instructor with a well-established record of post-secondary teaching excellence and the ability to integrate theory and practice in their teaching methods. A commitment to active, experiential learning is required. Strong experience incorporating Indigenous perspectives, teaching international students, and managing the needs of diverse students is an asset. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach theatre production- and design-related knowledge and skills to diverse students with varying levels of theatrical experience and must possess excellent interpersonal and professional communication skills. The successful applicant must have a terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in theatre or a related field. Candidates must be able to demonstrate recent professional or equivalent experience in design, stage management, production management, or technical theatre. Previous experience teaching online is an asset, as workload may entail a mix of in-person classes and online classes.

How to Apply
Applications must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names of three individuals who can serve as references, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and recent teaching evaluations. 

Direct application materials referring to Posting #J0321-1069 to The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on April 28, 2021; however, the position will remain open until filled.

About UFV
The University of the Fraser Valley is located on the unceded (ancestral) territory of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in S’olh Temexw (Our World; Our Land). In all that we do, UFV strives to support and honour the Stó:lo peoples goals of self-determination and well-being on these lands. A commitment to Indigenization and Reconciliation is core to our institutional Vision and our Education Plan. This commitment includes the goal of centring Indigenous ways of knowing throughout our organization, recognizing our responsibilities to community, and a multi-year plan to increase the number of Indigenous faculty, staff, and administrators working at UFV.

UFV has four campus locations within the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Recognized as one of BC's top employers, UFV offers a combination of career and lifestyle benefits. Join a team of 1,400 passionate professionals who value integrity, inclusivity and excellence. At UFV, you will serve a vibrant community, and shape the future of 15,000 students.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment. Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/ or a verification of their education credentials. 

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.