Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Costume and Set Design

Dalhousie University


Position Details

Position Information

Position Title
Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Costume and Set Design

Posting Number

Type of position
Tenure Stream

Fountain School of Performing Arts


About the opportunity
Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Costume and Set Design
Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive university offering more than 180 degree programs in 11 faculties. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in the heart of Halifax, a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia, which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted historical African Canadian community, and an increasingly diverse population. The Faculty of Arts and Social Science is a dynamic body of students, faculty, and staff arranged into upwards of twenty programs and departments, many offering graduate degrees. The Fountain School of Performing Arts is the only university-level performing arts school east of Montreal, facilitating a range of new opportunities to students of Music, Theatre and Film Studies. Each year, the School presents a wide variety of productions, including 3 theatre plays and one opera.
The Fountain School of Performing Arts (FSPA) at Dalhousie University invites applications from junior academics for an early-career probationary tenure track appointment in Costume and Set Design, at the rank of Lecturer/Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2023. The position is subject to budgetary approval.
The successful candidate’s duties may include but are not limited to: teaching classes and designing one or more elements for the Fountain School’s stage productions (see details below); sharing in departmental responsibilities; be active as a researcher and/or creator.
The teaching workload of the successful candidate will be of 18 credit hours per academic year (9 in fall, 9 in winter), equally divided between Costume Studies and Stage Design programs:
  • Teaching courses among, but not limited to the following (each course worth 3 credit hours):
  • THEA 2412 – Language of Design; THEA 2451 – Costume in Performance I; THEA2710 – Stage Design 1; THEA3711/3712 – Stage Design 2; PERF3721/3722 -Digital Design for Performance.
  • Provide design for stage productions, each design element (set and props OR costume) being worth 3 credit hours.
  • Supervise and mentor senior students in design (uncredited, within reason and mutually agreed upon with School Director).

Please note that a course release of 3 credit hours per year will be given to the successful candidate for the first 2 years.
Qualifications expected are MA, MFA or equivalent degree and substantial professional theatre experience with a particular emphasis on Costume and Set Design. Teaching experience at a post-secondary level is required as well as evidence of effective teaching ability (formal course evaluations). Experience in projection design and/or scenic painting is considered an asset.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a design portfolio, a statement of artistic and teaching interests and philosophies, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (formal course evaluations). Applications are to be submitted online by clicking “Apply for this Job” above. For further information please contact [email protected].
The deadline for applications is January 31, 2023.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity

Posting Detail Information

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Apply Now
To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your cover//motivation letter where (jobsincanada.one) you saw this job posting.

Leave a Reply