Assistant Professor in Theatre Studies, 1-year Contractually Limited
University of Guelph School of English and Theatre Studies

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Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Theatre Studies, 1-year Contractually Limited

College: College of Arts

Department: School of English and Theatre Studies

Date Posted: April 18, 2019

Deadline: May 31, 2019

Please reference AD #19-31

Position Description:


The School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph invites applications for a contractually-limited position at the Assistant Professor level.


The curriculum in Theatre Studies provides opportunities for students to translate academic knowledge into applied projects. It is important that the successful candidate is not only an academic, preferably with a background in theatre history, but has experience as a practitioner who is engaged in contemporary performance practices, particularly those that are community-based.


The successful candidate must have a PhD in an area relating to theatre and/or performance studies. The candidate will have a strong record of scholarship, appropriate to someone at the beginning of her or his academic career. As well, the successful candidate will have experience in contemporary performance practices, with preference to candidates with experience in performance creation, particularly work that is community-based.


The University of Guelph is the second-largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process


Assessment of applications will begin on May 31, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; and the names of three (3) referees to the School by 31 May 2019. Applications should be sent to the attention of:


Ann Wilson


School of English and Theatre Studies

University of Guelph

Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: .


All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.


The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.


At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion  is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.


If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.

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