Job Posting: Teaching position at Concordia University – Acting for the Theatre

Application Deadline: April 23, 2021 | Start Date: August 21, 2021


Job title: Limited Term Appointment in Acting for the Theatre
Employer: Concordia University – Department of Theatre
Application deadline: April 23, 2021

Position description

This position is open to any qualified individual who self-identifies as Black, Indigenous, or as a Person of Colour (BIPOC). This hire is part of the Concordia University Theatre Department’s commitment to increasing representation by BIPOC faculty in the department, in recognition of historic underrepresentation of non-White faculty in higher education in Canada.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach primarily in the BFA Specialization in Acting for the Theatre (ACTT). During the initial appointment, they will normally be assigned a teaching load of six courses (18 credits) at the undergraduate level, and up to seven courses per annum if reappointed. Teaching duties will include fundamental and advanced acting courses (including topics and/or specialized skills aligned with the candidate’s interests and expertise), and directing productions of published scripts and/or original works of theatre (chosen by the candidate in collaboration with colleagues in the department). Other responsibilities will include: serving as the ACTT Academic Advisor and Area Coordinator; mentoring students; attending weekly full-time faculty meetings, including helping colleagues to conceive and implement decolonizing strategies; serving on departmental committees, including serving on, or collaborating with, the Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Committee to mediate and advocate for students; and participating actively in auditions, workshops and open houses for potential students.

Qualifications and assets

The department is seeking a practising artist/teacher with at least eight (8) years of professional (peer-recognized) theatre experience in acting, directing and/or acting coaching. While applications from seasoned candidates without a completed terminal degree are welcomed, preference will be given to applicants with evidence of successful teaching and administrative experience within an academic environment. The ideal candidate will have expertise in specialized acting, movement, and/or voice techniques. Additionally, preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a culturally-responsive approach to theatre practice and pedagogy, and a willingness to work collegially with a team of colleagues whose approaches and philosophies vary. Although classes are taught in English, fluency in spoken and written French would be considered advantageous.

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to the Theatre Department Hiring Committee and should be submitted electronically to theatre@concordia.ca on or before April 23, 2021. Submissions must include a cover letter clearly identifying the job title (Limited Term Appointment in Acting for the Theatre) and position code (21_LTA_THEA_M), a detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and the names and contact information of three referees. The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin soon after the position has closed,but will continue until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. 

Concordia University is strongly committed to building an equitable and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of diversity in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, all applicants are required to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at vpfdi@concordia.ca or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.

Source: https://www.concordia.ca/finearts/about/jobs/2021/limited-term-appointment-in-acting-for-the-theatre.html

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