Nine Month Limited Term Acting Position
School of Dramatic Art, University of Windsor - Windsor, ON

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The University of Windsor's School of Dramatic Art seeks applications for a Nine-Month Limited-Term position in Acting at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing August 1, 2013. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The School of Dramatic Art at the University of Windsor is one of the oldest and best established theatre and drama programs in the country. Our graduates have made a mark on both the world stage and in film, as well as in education. Currently Dramatic Art offers honours degree programs in Acting, Drama in Education and Community, and Dramatic Art, and a wide ranging subscription season of plays through University Players that serve the community. For further information about the School of Dramatic Art, visit our web site at

The School of Dramatic Art operates in a state-of-the-art facility, which opened in July 2003 and contains spacious studios for Acting, Voice, Movement, and Drama in Education and Community, and a flexible-seat Studio Theatre. All studios are equipped for video-conferencing, sound, and have computer connections for power point delivery. University Players, the acting company of the School of Dramatic Art, also operates a 322 seat main stage in Essex Hall. The City of Windsor has a vital and expanding cultural community and we are within easy driving distance to Stratford, Toronto, Detroit, and Chicago. Boundless opportunities exist to explore and expand creative potential within both the University setting and the community.

Responsibilities will include the teaching of acting in the BFA Acting program as well as directing of main stage productions. Additional teaching responsibilities include teaching works- in-progress and other areas of the candidate's expertise.

Applicants must have an MFA in Acting and/or Directing or demonstrated significant professional experience equivalent to an MFA in acting and/or directing. Experience with heightened text and classical work will be an asset. It is essential that the incumbent have significant current experience in acting and/or directing in professional theatre.

Applications will include:

  • a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
  • a detailed curriculum vitae;
  • statements of teaching interests and creative activity interests;
  • sample of creative and/or scholarly work;
  • sample course outlines (actual or proposed);
  • teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  • and three current letters of reference forwarded by the referees.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by April 8, 2013 to:

Dr. Tina Pugliese, Director, School of Dramatic Art
University of Windsor, Windsor, ON N9B 3P4
Phone: 519.253.3000, Ext. 2805, Fax: 519.971.3629

Applications may still be received after the deadline date. The acceptance of a late submission is at the discretion of the appointments committee.

The University of Windsor is committed to equity in its academic policies, practices, and programs; supports diversity in its teaching, learning, and work environments; and ensures that applications from members of traditionally marginalized groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. Those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and its scholarship include, but are not limited to, women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and members of sexual minority groups. The University of Windsor invites you to apply to our welcoming community and to self-identify as a member of one of these groups. International candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

To ensure that you are considered within the priorities of the Employment Equity Program, you may self-identify in your letter of application or in a separate letter to the Presidential Commission on Employment Equity, Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, Room 511 Chrysler Hall Tower, University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4.

The University of Windsor, one of Ontario’s leading academic institutions, provides a learning-centred approach which prepares its graduates for the challenges of tomorrow. Information about the University of Windsor and its programs may be found at For more information on living and working at the University of Windsor, visit the Faculty Recruitment and Retention website at, or contact Ms. Gerri Pacecca, Coordinator, Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, at 1-877- 665-6608 toll free within North America, or call collect outside of North America at 001-519-561-1432.