Contract or Sessional Job Postings

Job: Assistant Professor, One-Year LTA, Theatre and Film (McMaster; Deadline: 22 July 2020)

McMaster University

Location: Ontario

Date posted: 2020-05-22

Advertised until: 2020-07-22

The School of the Arts at McMaster University invites applications for a one-year contractually limited appointment in Theatre and Film Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence August 1, 2020. The successful candidate will have an MFA or PHD, or equivalent professional experience, with a demonstrated record of effective teaching in a program with a significant performance component at the university level. The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of devised theatre, performance art, and video art histories and practices. Experience working as a dramaturge would also be an advantage. They will be comfortable teaching in both traditional classrooms and studio settings. The successful candidate will teach 21 units (seven one-term courses) over 3 terms, assigned in alignment with the candidate’s skills and experience. Courses in the Fall and possibly the Winter term will all be taught remotely, so we are especially interested in candidates with demonstrated success teaching in virtual and/or online formats. The successful candidate will also contribute to the administrative work of the School including participation in the development of a new integrated arts curriculum.

The School of the Arts is committed to interdisciplinarity and the integration of critical theory and arts practice at all levels of its programs. Evidence of thinking and practice that crosses traditional arts disciplines in the candidate’s teaching and arts research (performance practice and/or academic publication) would be an advantage. Demonstrated strength in critical theories (indigenous studies, feminist studies, critical race studies, critical disability studies, gender studies, and/or queer studies) would be also be considered favourably.

McMaster University is a research-intensive, teaching-centered institution in Hamilton, Ontario (70 km/43 miles from Toronto and 104 km/64 miles from Buffalo).

Applicants should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy/practice, and an example of academic writing, and/or records of work in theatre and/or performance arts. Finalists may be asked for names and contact information for three referees.

Applications and supporting documents should be directed to Claude Eilers, Acting Director for the School of the Arts, and must be submitted in one PDF file by applying online via the McMaster Academic Careers website ( (Faculty Positions, Job Opening ID 32102)

Inquiries may be directed to Rose Mannarino, Administrative Coordinator for the School of the Arts at

For further information on the School of the Arts, please visit:

Review of applications will begin June 23, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for these positions.

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada 
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.

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