Queen's University


Teaching Position Available: Fall/Winter 2017-18


The Dan School of Drama and Music, Queen’s University invites applications from suitably-qualified applicants to assume 100% responsibility for the following full-year course (6 units, lecture) offered during the fall/winter terms of the 2017-2018 academic year:

DRAM 200: Theatre History and Literature

Course Description:

The intention of this course is to familiarize students with a broad range of artistic styles, developments and approaches in theatre history as well as a certain number of key texts in dramatic literature, drawn roughly from Classical Greece to Naturalism. We are studying the dramatic texts alongside the theatre history not merely as a means of illustrating examples of the content of the various theatres, but in their own right, as important works of literature. The plays studied are, where possible, chosen because of their historical importance and literary value. It is expected that, by the end of this course, students will have a broad chronological frame of theatre history within which to locate particular events and also a rough lexicon of historical styles to which they can refer. It is further expected that students will be able to confidently read and interpret dramatic texts, and to write knowledgeably about these, not only from a historical perspective, but from a variety of critical perspectives.

Fall classes begin on September 11, 2017 and end on December 1, 2017, with exams ending December 21, 2017. Winter classes begin on January 8, 2018 and end on April 6, 2018, with exams ending April 26, 2018.


Candidates should have experience with the academic study of theatre. This includes the ability to demonstrate a breadth of understanding in the field, including an awareness of the general history, theory and practice. Ideally, candidates will have a PhD in the area. The successful candidate will exhibit strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions and a commitment to pedagogical excellence. Flexibility in scheduling is required as courses have already been scheduled.

To Apply:

Interested persons are asked to submit their application addressed to Craig Walker, Director, Dan School of Drama and Music, care of Julia Stroud, Department Manager, Dan School of Drama and Music at the email address below.

The application should include an up-to-date C.V., letters of reference from, or names and contact information for two referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc.

The academic staff at Queen's are governed by a Collective Agreement between Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement

Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement and all appointments are subject to budgetary approval and enrolment criteria.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Julia Stroud, Department Manager at julia.stroud@queensu.ca

For additional details and information on the positions and to submit applications, please contact:

Julia Stroud, Department Manager

Queen’s University Dan School of Drama and Music

Telephone: 613-533-6000 ext. 77887 Email: julia.stroud@queensu.ca

Posting Date: July 20, 2017

Closing Date: August 2, 2017