Full Time Alternate Stream - Assistant Lecturer in Lighting and Media for Live Events York University, School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design Canada

Full Time Alternate Stream - Assistant Lecturer

Discipline/Field: Lighting and Media for Live Events

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

Home Department/Area/Division: Theatre

Position Start Date: July 1, 2019

The Department of Theatre in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) at York University invites applications for an Alternate Stream (teaching-focused) tenure‐track Assistant Lecturer level appointment in Lighting and Media for Live Events. The position will commence July 1, 2019. All positions at York University are subject to budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


One of North America's leading schools for the arts, AMPD offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Art History and Visual Culture, Cinema and Media Arts Dance, Design, Digital Media, Music, Theatre, Theatre and Performance Studies, and Visual Arts. http://ampd.yorku.ca/


The successful candidate will have a dynamic and innovative arts design and technical practice background with a focus on sound, lighting and projections for live events that integrates and encompasses the expanded field of theatrical performance and spectacle ranging from regional theatre, to music festivals, to major operas, to stadium scale ceremonies (e.g. Olympics, Super Bowl). The successful candidate will have extensive and demonstrable technical and creative experience and expertise in the fields of sound, lighting and projections, as well as best practices in health and safety. Alternate stream positions place a strong emphasis on teaching and pedagogical innovation with a 3.5 teaching load. In keeping with this emphasis, this position will further expand curriculum that addresses digital media in live performance. Evidence of excellence in teaching, or the potential for excellence in teaching, at a post-secondary institution is required. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred. A key element of this position will be a commitment to the expansion of theatre pedagogy through the development of blended and technology-enhanced courses.


The successful candidate will have an appropriate terminal degree (MFA), or equivalent (e.g. substantial professional record of creative activity) in the areas of Theatre, media in live performance, or a closely related field. The ability to teach a technique and mentor emerging theatre artists would be additional skills that fit within the mandate for the Department of Theatre. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in: sound, lighting and projections technology and design, to develop new curriculum in the area of production practicum and to participate actively in supporting the production of the Theatre@York season. Candidates with extensive experience in the entertainment industry are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.


York University is helping shape the global thinkers who will define tomorrow. Our unwavering commitment to excellence reflects a rich diversity of perspectives and a strong sense of social responsibility that set us apart. As an internationally recognized research university, York's 11 Faculties and 27 research centres have well-established partnerships with 280+ leading universities worldwide. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.


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 the receipt of completed applications is November 15, 2018. Applicants should submit their application package including a letter of application, a detailed CV, a statement of contribution to teaching, links to scholarly and/or creative work, and three letters of reference via email to Mary Pecchia at mpecchia@yorku.ca. Referees should be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position.

Posting End Date: November 15, 2018

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