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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Theatre and Performance Studies (Windsor; deadline 13 Nov. 2015)

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The University of Windsor’s School of Dramatic Art invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Theatre and Performance Studies commencing July 1, 2016. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

This position is one of 50 new tenure-track Assistant Professor appointments that the University of Windsor will make over the next three years as part of a visionary strategic investment in our students and faculty. This cohort of 50 new teachers, scholars, researchers, and creators will demonstrate both disciplinary grasp and interdisciplinary reach, providing extraordinary leadership in research, teaching, and learning for a new generation. For more information on the 50 new appointments, visit us at

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 both on 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

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 video­conferencing, 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 of Stratford, Toronto, Detroit, and Chicago. Boundless opportunities exist to explore and expand creative potential within both the University and the community. A medium-sized university with a solid reputation in teaching and research, the University of Windsor offers a friendly and supportive environment for both living and learning.

The focus of this position will be to develop scholar/practitioners, exploring theatrical art in production and researching its social impact with a mandate to generate interdisciplinary exchange and partnerships with the university community and beyond.

Essential Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will have:
  • a PhD or M.F.A. in an area of Theatre and Performance Studies completed by the date of appointment;
  • knowledge of performance as research (PaR), as well as contemporary theatre and theatre history;
  • a successful record of undergraduate teaching in areas of: theatre history, criticism and analysis of contemporary theatre, Canadian theatre and performance studies, as well as foundational courses developing skills in analysis of plays, dramaturgy, critical thinking, writing and presenting on the live event;
  • a track record of scholarly/creative activity that demonstrates capacity for developing and maintaining a foundational theatre studies curriculum that serves students across all programs in dramatic art;
  • an ability and willingness to supervise undergraduate student research; and a demonstrated ability and willingness to contribute to the operational activities of the School of Dramatic Art.

Desirable Criteria

  • A record of scholarly/creative activity with connection to such cognate fields as Communication, Media and Film, Sociology, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Women and Gender Studies, Business, and Law.

Application Requirements

  • a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
  • a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and interests;
  • samples of scholarly/creative work;
  • a statement outlining research interests and potential for scholarly achievement;
  • a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio showing evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that will include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at; and three (3) current letters of reference forwarded directly by the referees to the Director at the address or email listed below.

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 and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of November 13, 2015. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of a late submission is at the discretion of the appointment committee.


(When completing the online application, please use THEATRE AND PEFORMANCE STUDIES 2016 for area of specialization.)

Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Dr. Tina Pugliese, Director, School of Dramatic Art
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
Phone: 519-253-3000 Ext. 2805; Email:

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 16,050 students. The University of Windsor is a welcoming community that is committed to equity and supports diversity in its 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 Members of Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.

For accessibility-related accommodation, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator ( More general information on the University’s accessibility policy can be found on the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility website (

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

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