University of Calgary

School of Creative and Performing Arts

Vacancy:  Director of School

The School of Creative and Performing Arts in the Faculty of Arts invites applications for a senior academic at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor to serve as the Director, School of Creative and Performing Arts. The appointment as Director is for a five year period (with possibility of renewal) commencing July 1, 2014.

As the successful candidate you will have a Masters Degree or PhD in a related discipline and will be an artist or a scholar with a demonstrated record of excellence in one of the disciplines of Dance, Drama or Music with some demonstrated record of engagement with at least one of the other disciplines. You will have developed strong leadership skills and will bring suitable experience for appointment as a faculty member. As the new Director, you will have a vision to lead the School to build on its current strengths and promote development of strategic research areas through faculty recruitment and program development as well as interacting with the community and government on a regular and sustained basis on academic, research and fundraising activities. Reporting to the Dean, the Director will be the academic leader for the School of Creative and Performing Arts and its principal representative.

The School of Creative and Performing Arts provides academic and technical support for programs leading to eight degrees (BA Dance, BA Music, BFA Drama, BMus, MA Music, MFA Drama, MMus and PhD Music), three combined degrees (BA Dance/BKinesiology ,BFA Drama/BEd, BMus/BEd) and two interdisciplinary degrees in Computational Media Design (MSc, PhD) Annually, the School presents more than 200 public performances in its theatres and recital hall featuring the work of its faculty, students, alumni, and professional performers. Drawing its students from countries in every continent, the School of Creative and Performing Arts is a global cultural hub in Canada’s most enterprising city. Further details can be found at

Individuals interested in this position are requested to submit their complete dossier including: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation (along with their contact information - mailing address, telephone and email) to:

Anessa Friske, HR Advisor
Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
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Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

Additional Information about the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to 'I will lift up my eyes.'

To succeed as one of Canada's top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We're increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

About Calgary

Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. It has been named a cultural capital, and one of the best places to live in the world. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than residents of any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

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