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Assistant Professor in Performance Practice - UBC Department of Theatre and Film

University of British Columbia

TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION: Assistant Professor in Performance Practice, Start Date July 1, 2024

The Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in forms of Performance practice to begin July 1, 2024.

The Department’s ideal candidate is a dynamic and innovative theatre artist with experience in creative leadership roles, who can collaboratively engage with other faculty and supervise students at the BFA and MFA levels in acting and directing. The successful candidate will bring practical knowledge of theatre to deliver relevant classroom experiences and work closely with other faculty in the department to further strengthen the vision of the Department of Theatre and Film.

We are seeking a colleague to integrate into and expand our BFA/MFA offerings in acting and directing and are excited to meet theatre makers whose training and expertise would bring essential and/or innovative modalities into the classroom and the Theatre at UBC season (e.g., voice and/or movement training, dance, specific theatrical traditions like clown/commedia, devising). Additionally, the candidate will possess the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. We welcome candidates who will diversify our curriculum and our faculty in regard to traditionally marginalized groups.

Scholarly Activity: We seek a colleague with an active creative practice. Recognizing the currency that active scholars and practitioners bring to our community, ongoing and future creative work is essential and will be supported by the department.

Teaching: We value teachers who are excited about assisting students to develop their professional practice. Empathy, curiosity, and rigour are qualities that we value in colleagues who strive to support and challenge their students while working with them within a project-based environment that will periodically include directing in the Theatre at UBC season.

Service: We expect commitment to undergraduate and graduate programs, curriculum development, advising, and governance within the department, university, and the field at large.

Qualifications: MFA or PhD in Theatre, or related field, complemented by professional experience and post-secondary level teaching experience.

Situated on the beautiful Point Grey campus on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people in the culturally diverse city of Vancouver, the Department of Theatre and Film offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in Theatre and Film Studies and Practice, including a BFA degree in Acting and an MFA degree in Directing. For information about the Department, visit

Applications must include: a letter of application outlining creative and scholarly background and philosophy/approach, as well as an outline of ongoing and future creative work; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; record of courses taught (if not already included in the CV); evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., sample syllabi, student evaluations); and a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. Applicants may provide links to any other supplementary support materials. Applications should be submitted online at: Review of applications will begin after December 8, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

In addition, please provide the names and contact information of three referees that could be called upon to supply confidential letters of reference on request.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.