SL220829-Fall 2022-THST*3630 Special Studies in Studio Practice

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
School of English and Theatre Studies
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Fall 2022
Number of Available Work Assignment(s) / Sections: 
Level of Work Assignment(s): 
Right of First Refusal (RoFR)
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A Sessional Lecturer Currently Holds a Right of First Refusal for this Course: 
Course Details
Course Number: 
Course Name: 
Special Studies in Studio Practice
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
The course provides an intensive exploration of one aspect of studio practice: playwriting, acting, design or technical theatre. The Fall 2022 session of THST 3630 is to be taught as a physical theatre and clowning course.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Office Hours
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Required Qualifications
BFA or Equivalent Professional Experience
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Successful teaching related to field at college or university level
Required competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
Applicant should have training and at least 5 years professional experience in physical theatre and clowning. Candidate will have a history of presenting workshops or teaching classes in physical theatre and clowning in a university environment. Experience with one or several theatrical modes or physical practices such as clown, improvisation, commedia dell’arte, mask, intimacy direction, circus, etc is needed.
Preferred Qualifications
MFA or Equivalent Professional Experience
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Successful teaching related to field at college or university level.
Research Experience: 
Quality and or Recent Research activity in related field demonstrating knowledge of current developments in course content.
Specific Preferred competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
Expertise in one or several foundational movement practices and approaches for theatre actors, such as Laban, Alexander Technique, Viewpoints, Grotowski, yoga, Suzuki or Lucid Body
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
T 2:30-5:30
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
September 8, 2022 to December 2, 2022
Wages (per semester, per full-load): 
minimum $7,758.48 (effective 2022/23)
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Friday, July 15, 2022
Posting Email Contact:
Hiring Contact Information: 
All applications are to be submitted via the site attention: Dr. Sally Hickson, Director, SETS. Any questions, please contact Olga Petrik, Administrative Assistant, SETS

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