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Tenure-Track Appointment: English, Theatre, Film & Media, Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba

English, Theatre, Film & Media Position Advertisement

The Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media, Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position is for someone with expertise in contemporary dramatic literature and theatre practice, ideally including Canadian and Indigenous drama. Responsibilities include maintaining a productive research program, teaching, supervising, and fulfilling service-related duties. The successful candidate will normally have a PhD by the time of appointment and must have demonstrated excellence in both teaching and research. The appointment will begin July 1, 2018 or soon thereafter.

The person hired into the position will teach a comprehensive range of academic courses in dramatic literature, theatre history, and dramatic theory, as well as core creative/practical courses in acting and directing, as part of a vibrant, interdisciplinary department. The successful candidate is expected to teach, on a rotating schedule with other program members, drama courses in the English program at the honours and graduate level, and to supervise graduate students. This position involves directing student productions and developing new plays to be performed on the state of the art stage of the new John J. Conklin Theatre in the Gail Asper Performing Arts Hall. The person hired into this position also has a crucial role to play as occasional Artistic Director of the Black Hole Theatre Company, the performance branch of the Theatre program. The program has strong ties to the Winnipeg theatre community (Fringe Festival, Prairie Theatre Exchange company) and links with centres on campus (Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture; Institute for the Humanities; Arts Media Lab). The University of Manitoba is located on Treaty One territory, and houses the National Research Centre for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission archives.

The starting salary will reflect the qualifications and experience of the chosen candidate. The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications for this position must include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and a statement of teaching, research, and professional philosophies and practice. As well, three confidential letters of reference must be received directly from the applicant’s referees.

Electronic (preferred) or hard copy applications and letters of reference should be sent to Dr. Brenda Austin-Smith (, 625 Fletcher Argue Building, 15 Chancellor’s Circle, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 5V5.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Province of Manitoba). All materials should arrive no later than February 1, 2018. Please note that application materials will be provided to participating members of the search process.

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