Instructor in Drama

York University

Position Information

Position Rank: Contractually Limited Appointment

Discipline/Field: Drama

Home Faculty: Glendon College

Home Department/Area/Division: Multidisciplinary Studies

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: May 1, 2021

Position End Date: April 30, 2022

Collge Glendon
Universit York

The Drama and Creative Arts Program at Glendon College, York University, invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream contractually-limited appointment in Drama for a period of one year, renewable up to three years, at the rank of Sessional Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence on May 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate should have: a PhD in Drama or Theatre Studies a clearly articulated program of research; significant experience in professional theatrical production, ideally as a director; experience teaching in university or college settings; experience blending theory, history, and practice into classroom pedagogy. Given Glendons bilingual mandate, candidates must be able to participate actively in College-wide activities in both French and English. Experience in the Visual Arts will be considered an asset.

The successful candidate will be responsible to teach undergraduate theatre courses with a theoretical and a practical component over the arc of the full year, including the summer semester. Some of the courses will include a full production of a play at Theatre Glendon, a full-facility, black box theatre situated on campus. The position involves some administrative duties.

The successful candidate must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated in: a research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning, and a supportive community environment, Yorks students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Professor Betsey Price, Chair of Dept of Multi-Disciplinary Studies, Glendon, York University at

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people, and persons with disabilities, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York Universitys Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) or citizens of Chile may apply per the provisions of the Canada Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA). No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 1st, 2020. A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, three letters of reference, and teaching evaluations should be sent electronically to: Professor Professor Betsey Price, Chair of Dept of Multi-Disciplinary Studies, Glendon, York University at:

Posting End Date: November 1, 2021