Full Time Alternate Stream - Assistant Lecturer in Dance Creation, Performance and Artistic Directorship York University, School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design Canada

Full Time Alternate Stream - Assistant Lecturer

Discipline/Field: Dance Creation, Performance and Artistic Directorship

Home Faculty: School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design

Home Department/Area/Division: Dance

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2019

The Department of Dance, York University invites applications for an Alternate Stream (teaching-focused) tenure-track position in Dance Creation, Performance and Artistic Directorship at the rank of Assistant Lecturer, to commence July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and to provide leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation and to support aspects of curriculum delivery and development.


The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Dance or Ph.D. equivalent (minimum MFA) with a substantial record of professional experience in the specific areas of dance creation, performance and Artistic Direction and related or complementary fields. We would welcome an experienced contemporary dance artist with expertise in teaching in a post secondary environment both in the studio as well as the classroom with demonstrated ability in choreography, performance and production in various theatrical settings and who has an understanding of site specific and digitally enhanced theatre. This successful candidate would possess the skills and experience to have garnered success in artistic direction (and all that the role entails) at the professional level.


The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in teaching university-level courses, a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success and the capacity to incorporate current theoretical and practiced-based initiatives to train dance-artist and to apply these skills to teaching creativity, education, the expressive body and the production of dance events for professionals in community: as well as integrating these skills as part of a program design. A record of pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning is preferred as is experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.


York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ . Please select the 'Affirmative Action' tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.


The deadline for receipt of completed applications is January 9, 2019. Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining professional experience, an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier which supports excellence and innovation in teaching i.e., sample course outlines, student rating, teaching reviews, video of creative work, samples of performances, workshop and professional development programs attended or led, related to creation, performance and Artistic Direction and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to Luisa Malisani, School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, email louise@yorku.ca. Referees should be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position.

Posting End Date: January 9, 2019

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