Tenure-Track Position Assistant Professor in Movement for the Actor
University of Windsor
Position # 002129TT-2019-DRA
The University of Windsor invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the School of Dramatic Art, in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Movement for the Actor, commencing July 1, 2019. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
The School of Dramatic Art at the University of Windsor is one of the oldest and best established theatre and drama programs in the country. Our graduates have made a mark on both the world stage and in film, as well as in education. Currently Dramatic Art offers honours degree programs in Acting, Drama in Education and Community, and Dramatic Art, and a wide ranging subscription season of plays through University Players that serve the community. For further information about the School of Dramatic Art, visit our web site at http://www.uwindsor.ca/drama.
The School of Dramatic Art operates in a state-of-the-art facility, which opened in July 2003 and contains spacious studios for Acting, Voice, Movement, and Drama in Education and Community, and a flexible-seat Studio Theatre. All studios are equipped for video- conferencing, sound, and have computer connections for power point delivery. University Players, the acting company of the School of Dramatic Art, also operates a 322 seat main stage in Essex Hall. The City of Windsor has a vital and expanding cultural community and we are within easy driving distance to Stratford, Toronto, Detroit, and Chicago. Boundless opportunities exist to explore and expand creative potential within both the University setting and the community.
For this position, the School of Dramatic Art at the University of Windsor is particularly interested in candidates who are experienced movement specialists who can demonstrate a record as a skilled teacher and creator/producer of new work. In addition to teaching, the School seeks an individual with a demonstrated record of professional creative activity/research and a program of creative work to be achieved over the tenure timeline. The focus of this position is to teach undergraduate students in the BFA Acting program in the areas of movement and creation, and to provide a range of solid training that will prepare them for careers as professional actors and theatre artists/creators.
Responsibilities of this position include: teaching undergraduate courses in movement for the actor at the first, second, and third year levels in the BFA Acting Program; additional teaching may include other movement-related courses in the BA Honours program. Duties also include: developing a research/creative activity portfolio to achieve tenure, mentoring and coaching acting majors, engaging in curriculum development at the program level, providing academic advising, contributing to the student recruitment efforts of the department, and serving on appropriate committees in the practice of shared governance.
Essential Qualifications include: an MFA in Acting and/or Physical Theatre, or a Ph.D. with significant professional experience in the areas listed below; demonstrated experience teaching movement for actor at the university level with a particular emphasis on physical acting, expression, devising, and play is essential. Areas of expertise and specialization could include, but are not limited to, the following pedagogical and training approaches: LeCoq, Laban/Bartenieff, Alexander, Suzuki/Viewpoints/Composition, Margolis, contact, dance, stage combat, period, and mask. Other essential qualifications include: excellent interpersonal skills, including good judgement, diplomacy and tact; experience in administration in a University setting, including knowledge of undergraduate programs and policies; demonstrated organisational and administrative skills, including a proven ability to work as a team member or independently as required; demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills including an established record of exercising initiative, maintaining a high level of confidentiality, meeting deadlines; demonstrated understanding of the principles of anti-discrimination, staff and student equity, occupational health and safety and other relevant legislation.
• a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status, and how your background relates to the essential qualifications for this position. Please highlight relevant degrees, training, and professional experience and include any other skills you may possess that would help us advance our mission of connecting with students;
• a detailed curriculum vitae;
• a statement outlining research interest and potential of creative work achievement;
• three (3) samples of creative work;
• a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio showing a potential for or evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence. This may include sample instructional syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests. (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at http://www.uwindsor.ca/ctl/390/teaching-and-learning-resources)
• three (3) current letters of reference forwarded directly by the referees to the Director at the address or email listed below. Referees are asked to include the position title in subject line of email.
Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application (http://www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions), and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of January 7, 2019. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee.
Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Dr. Tina Pugliese, Director,
School of Dramatic Art
University of Windsor,
401 Sunset Avenue,
Windsor, ON N9B 3P4
Phone: (519) 253-3000 x 2085,
The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 15,500 students. We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (http://www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.