The School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA) at Simon Fraser University invites applications for two tenure-track positions in performance.

Assistant Professor in Theatre Performance [Research-Creation] We seek an interdisciplinary artist-scholar with demonstrated expertise in performance research-creation. Applicants must have significant creative-critical output and experience teaching from one or more of the following areas: practice-based research; expanded dramaturgy; creative-critical/performative writing; experimental performance ethnography; multi-modal output; and archive-based practices.

Assistant Professor in Theatre Performance [Performance-Making] We seek an interdisciplinary, contemporary performance maker with expertise and significant output in one or more of the following areas: live art; devised/postdramatic theatre; social practice; post-studio practice; art intervention; digital/multimedia; extended reality; immersive/site specific; expansive choreographic practice; and/or design-led creation.

Review begins December 15, 2021.

For more information, application instructions, and deadlines, please see our employment page .

At the School for the Contemporary Arts, we study performance as a worldmaking art practice; as a frame for encountering the past, present, and future; and as open questions we ask through rigorous studio experimentation: What can performance do? Why make performance now? What new forms can performance take within a contemporary context? What is the future of live performance? At SCA, we empower students to collaborate across disciplines, become versatile artists, and expand the field of live art.

We encourage applications from individuals with a strong commitment to justice, anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion; as well as a commitment to advancing safe, sustainable, and humane working practices within diverse communities, and in personal art and teaching practices. Candidates should have the ability to work effectively, flexibly, collaboratively, and ethically in an interdisciplinary environment. We particularly encourage applicants who identify as members of communities underrepresented in sound and music, performance and theatre, contemporary art, and higher education.

Ryan Tacata