Drama Instructor (Term)

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University of Lethbridge
May 12, 2023
Lethbridge, Canada
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Drama Instructor (Term)
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We are one of Canada’s top universities and leading research institutions. With more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, two campuses (Lethbridge and Calgary), seven faculties and schools, and more than 2,500 employees, ULethbridge is Lethbridge’s second largest employer. Faculty and staff come together to contribute, each in their own way, to establishing ULethbridge as Canada’s destination university. In 2022, Lethbridge was recognized as one of Canada’s top small cities.
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About the Position:
The Department of Drama in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for a 5-month term appointment in Drama, at the rank of Instructor III commencing August 15, 2023, subject to approval of the Board of Governors.
Qualifications and Responsibilities:
Qualified candidates will have an M.F.A. or appropriate terminal degree and a demonstrated effectiveness in teaching at the post-secondary level. Candidates with extensive professional experience, but who do not hold an M.F.A. or equivalent terminal degree, may be considered for appointment at either the Instructor I or Instructor II rank, commensurate with their education and experience. The successful candidate will teach a 4-course load in Drama which may include, but is not limited to, courses in the area of performance such as Acting I, Acting II, Playwriting I, Voice I, or Directing I, based on the successful candidate’s areas of expertise and experience. The University aspires to hire individuals who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and creative activity, and have the potential to serve actively in the Department of Drama and the Faculty of Fine Arts.
About the Department:
The Department of Drama offers Dramatic Arts (BA), Dramatic Arts – Performance (BFA), Dramatic Arts – Technical/Design (BFA) major degrees, combined degrees in Dramatic Arts / Education, and Dramatic Arts / Management, Minors in Drama, Theatre Studies, and Cinema, as well as a Theatre & Dramatic Arts (MFA) degree program.
The Faculty of Fine Arts, housed in the University Centre for the Arts with state‑of‑the‑art equipment and facilities, offers degree programs in Music, Art, Drama, and New Media within a liberal education context and focuses on excellence in teaching and research/creative activity. For more information about the Department of Drama please visit our website at: https://www.ulethbridge.ca/fine-arts/study/drama
About the University:
Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. The University is located in traditional Blackfoot Confederacy territory. We honour the Blackfoot people and their traditional ways of knowing in caring for this land, as well as all Aboriginal peoples who have helped shape and continue to strengthen our University community. The University of Lethbridge, a comprehensive university with approximately 8,000 students from 37 countries, aims to support the spirit of free inquiry and the critical interpretation of ideas. Our University’s work also focuses on fostering an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus grounded in the principles of truth and reconciliation. Many world-class theatre artists, researchers, performers, directors, playwrights, designers, and technicians have contributed to a thriving theatre community in Lethbridge supported by theatre companies and arts organizations such as New West Theatre, TheatreOutré, CASA Community Arts Centre, the University’s Dr. Margaret (Marmie) Perkins Hess Gallery, as well as various art galleries and music venues. The University is a vital part of Lethbridge, a community of over 100,000 people, located near the Oldman River, close to the Rocky Mountains, and within easy driving distance to Calgary’s International Airport. The many recreational and cultural amenities of the Lethbridge area offer a wonderful quality of life, reflected in its 2022 recognition as one of Canada’s best small cities.
Application Instructions:
Applications must be submitted through the ULethbridge Careers webpage. Applications should contain the following documents, each uploaded as a single PDF file:
    • Letter of Interest: describing all areas of teaching expertise
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
    • Teaching Dossier: including evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as course syllabi, assignments, documentation of student work, and student evaluations, if available.


You will also be required to provide contact information for three references. References will be contacted directly, with information on how to submit their reference letters. The application submission triggers this request to your references, so please ensure that they are prepared to submit their letters no later than May 22, 2023.
All application materials may be addressed to:
Dr. Shelley Scott, PhD
Interim Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive W, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 3M4
Faculty of Fine Arts
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