November 5, 2021

Faculty positions in Sound Art/Sound Design and Theatre Performance

School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University

Courtesy School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University. Photo: Erika Latta.

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

Assistant Professor in Experimental Sound Art/Sound Design
This position will bridge the Music & Sound and Production & Design programs within the interdisciplinary context of the SCA. We seek an innovative artist with significant experience in experimental sound design and/or live performance design with an emphasis on one or more of the following areas: live sound performance; sound design for live performance; immersive, multichannel sound environments and/or installations; and interactive environments and media.

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.

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

SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, situated in one of downtown Vancouver’s most dynamic and diverse neighbourhoods, offers a unique curriculum in which studio classes in dance, film, music & sound, theatre performance and production & design, and visual art are integrated with the historical and theoretical study of the arts. This meeting of creative practice with academic enquiry is a core value of the school and is enhanced by our attention to critical contemporary issues as well as our commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, both within the classroom and beyond. Today’s world is facing unprecedented economic, social, and environmental pressures that demand flexible and creative responses. In this rapidly changing landscape, we encourage students to see art as a powerful instrument for critical expression. Working within the framework of Canada’s top-ranked comprehensive university, our internationally renowned faculty members focus on equipping students with the skills, discipline, understanding, and creativity to excel in the arts in Canada and around the world.

MA, MFA, and PhD applications open October 18, 2021. Join us for an online MA, MFA, and PhD info session on November 8, 9, and 10 from 3:30–5pm. RSVP here and find out more on our website.

The School for the Contemporary Arts recognizes that we are on the unceded and occupied territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

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