Assistant Professor, Theatre Production

Date Posted: Feb 17, 2017
Application Deadline: May 17, 2017
Start Date: Sep 04, 2017

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
Province: Alberta
City: Edmonton
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Term: Paid Internship
Career Level:

Organization Description

Grant MacEwan University

Job Description

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.

MacEwan University’s Theatre Department is seeking an artist-educator specializing in theatre production to fill a new full-time continuing position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will have a diverse skill-set that draws from their area of specialization, as well as the ability to teach courses in a variety of areas related to theatre production. Because the successful applicant for this position will play a key role in planned changes to the program curriculum, the ability to work effectively in a student-centered, collegial environment is considered very important and a vision towards developing new approaches to undergraduate theatre education will be seen as an asset.

The Theatre Department is situated within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications of MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. Beginning in September 2017, the Department will be housed at the new, state-of-the-art Centre for the Arts and Culture as part of MacEwan University’s main campus in downtown Edmonton. MacEwan’s Theatre Production Program has been part of the city’s vibrant arts community since the early 1970s, and its two-year Diploma builds on its reputation as one of the finest post-secondary musical theatre production training programs in Canada.


The preferred candidate will hold a minimum of an MA in theatre, must have teaching experience at the post-secondary level, an extensive background in theatre production as well as experience in either design, management and/or technical direction in both current and emerging technology practices.

Additional Info:

Applicants will submit a letter of interest, current Curriculum Vitae, portfolio/or publications, and the names of three professional references. In addition, applicants will submit a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy; a record of courses taught and course evaluations. Review of applications will commence March 15, 2017 and the competition will remain open until the successful candidate has been found.

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Program Coordinator Melissa Cuerrier at


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

• Competitive base pay
• Generous vacation time
• Secure pension plan
• Excellent benefits package
• Effective recognition and retention programs
• Continuous learning culture
• Opportunities for career growth

How to Apply:

How to Apply:

Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to and select the job posting. 

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

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

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

Employment Category:  Full-Time Continuing

Salary Range:  Commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date:  Open until a suitable candidate is found

Quote Competition No:  17.02.026

Personal Information Collection Notification (FOIP)
Applicant personal information is collected under s.33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, for the purpose of recruitment at MacEwan University. Questions concerning this collection should be directed to the: Information Management and Privacy Coordinator, MacEwan University, 10700 - 104 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2; tel.: 780.497.5423.

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