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Assistant / Associate Professor – Western Twentieth-Century Theatre History (U of T, Mississauga; deadline 27 Nov. 2015)


Assistant / Associate Professor – Western Twentieth-Century Theatre History

The Department of English and Drama at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the field of Western Twentieth-Century Theatre History.

The appointment will commence on July 1, 2016. We will seriously consider applicants with research and teaching expertise in all areas of the field of Western Theatre History of the Twentieth Century. Specializations of particular interest to us include — but are not limited to — the history of non-North American theatre cultures; theories and histories of acting; and/or the theory and history of dramaturgy. An interest in the intersections of theoretical or historical work and contemporary theatre practice would also be of value.

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in a related field and have at least two years of experience as a full-time faculty member; advanced Assistant Professors or early-career Associate Professors will be considered for this position. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching through documented teaching accomplishments, letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Candidates also must have an established record of scholarly accomplishment including significant publications in leading academic journals and/or with leading academic presses, preferably including a monograph; they will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated in presentations at significant conferences, fellowships or other research awards, and strong endorsements by referees. Experience in program administration will be an advantage.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will also become a full member of the graduate faculty of the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies, which consists of colleagues from the University’s three campuses (UTM, U of T Scarborough, and U of T St. George). Duties will consist of research; the supervision of PhD dissertations; and teaching undergraduate courses at the Mississauga campus and graduate classes at the St. George campus. The successful candidate will be expected to play a significant role in the administration of our Theatre and Drama programs in future years. The department is committed to excellence in both research and teaching.

UTM is part of the tri-campus University of Toronto, a research-intensive institution with a strong interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, a wide range of collaborative programs and institutes, and one of the largest library systems in North America. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. For further information on the UTM Department of English and Drama and on the tri-campus Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies, see and

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted online at Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a substantial writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact

Submission guidelines can be found at: Please submit attachments in PDF format only. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in the following format:
1) Letter, CV, and research & teaching statements
2) Publications

The deadline for applications is November 27, 2015.

Applicants should also arrange for graduate transcripts and at least three letters of reference (or a dossier) to be sent via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) directly to the department, at, by November 27, 2015. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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