Tenure-track Position in Dance Design, Technology and Production York University Canada

Dance Design, Technology and Production

School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, Department of Dance


The Department of Dance, at York University invites applications for a teaching stream (alternate stream) tenure-track position in Dance Design, Technology and Production 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 in Design for live performance) with a substantial record of professional experience in the specific areas of dance design, technology and production and related or complementary fields.  We would welcome an experienced dance professional that has knowledge and expertise in technical modalities for dance creation and production in various theatrical settings.  The candidate would be qualified in teaching the nuts- and-bolts of production and provide leadership in directing and producing department performances as both an artist and teacher.  The candidate would also be able to teach in one or more of the following areas: lighting design, video, interactive stage and have a thorough understanding of our technical theatrical equipment.  It would be ideal if this candidate were able to bridge their deep knowledge of technology and production with our dance education courses and provide dance-teachers with the skills to create theatrical events in alternative settings, in school gyms and in community centers.  


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 bring a theoretical and practical orientation to teaching, learning and 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 www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416‐736‐5713. 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, workshop and professional development programs attended or led, samples or your work in Performance and Design and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent 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.


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.      

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