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15 May 2021


Assistant Professor – Theatre Arts

MacEwan University  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Job Description

Assistant Professor: Theatre Arts; Voice, Text and Acting
• Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications
• Department of Theatre


The Theatre Department at MacEwan University is seeking a theatre artist and educator specializing in both Voice/Speech and Text and Actor training to fill a new full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will have a diverse skill set that draws primarily from their area of specialization and their ability to teach additional courses involving acting, interdisciplinary collaboration, and directing. Because the successful applicant for this position will play a key role in planned changes to the program curriculum, working effectively in a student-centered, collegial environment is considered very important. A vision towards developing new approaches to undergraduate music theatre education will also be an asset.

The Theatre Department is situated within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications of MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. The Department is housed at the new, state-of-the-art Centre for the Arts and Culture as part of MacEwan University’s main campus in downtown Edmonton. The MacEwan Theatre Arts two-year Diploma has been part of the city’s vibrant arts community since the early 1970’s. In the fall of 2022, MacEwan will launch a new 4-year BFA program in Music Theatre Performance, which will build on its reputation as one of the finest post-secondary music theatre training programs in Canada.


The preferred candidate will hold a minimum of an MFA in theatre, have teaching experience at the post-secondary level, and a strong record of professional work in their area of expertise.

Applicants will submit a letter of interest, current Curriculum Vitae, portfolio/or publications, and the names of three professional references.
In addition, applicants will submit a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy, a record of courses taught, and course evaluations.
This position offers a full benefits package and commences on July 1, 2021.
The review of applications will begin on March 1, 2021, and the competition will remain open until the successful candidate has been found.



MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences.
Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students.
With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement.
In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the MacEwan Office of Teaching and Learning Services.


How to Apply

Only applications received electronically will be considered.

To apply, go to and select the job posting # 20.12.126

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.


Full-Time Tenure-Track Job
Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing Date This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. First review of applicants will start March 1, 2021.
Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2021


MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 



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Assistant Professor – Theatre Arts
MacEwan University
 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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