Directing and Acting (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

12 Aug, 2019

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 Acting and Directing to begin July 1, 2020.  

The Department’s ideal candidate is a dynamic and innovative theatre director/deviser with a strong understanding of acting and 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 and personality of the Department of Theatre and Film.  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 rigor 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 includes periodically 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, which include a BFA degree in Acting and an MFA degree Directing.  Applications must include: a letter of application outlining creative and scholarly background and philosophy; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching effectiveness if available; 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.  Please note that materials submitted will not be returned.  Application should be submitted to the UBC Theatre and Film portal site at  Applications will begin to be reviewed after October 1, 2019.  In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline to Search Committee, emailed to the department at <>.
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.