Limited Term Appointment in Drama Therapy

Last updated: March 16, 2022, 12:20 p.m.

Job title: Limited Term Appointment in Drama Therapy
Position code: 22_LTA_CATS_M3
Date posted: March 16, 2022
Application deadline: April 15, 2022
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description

Limited-term appointment (LTA) positions at Concordia University are full-time faculty positions of between 9.5- and 12-month duration. (The annual salary is pro-rated in the case of shorter contracts.) The incumbent is responsible for teaching six (in the case of a 9.5-month contract) or seven three-credit graduate courses per year, and for some administrative and other service roles within the academic unit. Up to two subsequent 12-month appointments may be possible, subject to satisfactory job performance, academic unit need, and budgetary approval. The Department of Creative Arts Therapies in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for one LTA position in Drama Therapy at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake the clinical supervision of students; collaborate with the internship coordinator and option coordinator to help organize and oversee student community placement sites; participate in the admission process of the Drama Therapy graduate program and the Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy program; serve on departmental committees (department council, curriculum, supervision, research); participate in the assessment process of MA student research proposals, and take an active role in the administrative work that accompany these duties.

Qualifications and assets

Applicants for this position should have an MA or PhD in Drama Therapy, or be completing their doctoral thesis in Drama Therapy (ABD). Professional certification as a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT from the North American Drama Therapy Association or equivalent) is required. Applicants should have extensive clinical experience as a drama therapist working with a range of populations in various settings, and proven skill and expertise in clinical supervision. We are seeking candidates with experience in teaching, guest lectureship and/or workshop facilitation as well as research literacy. Applicants should also demonstrate a commitment to social justice. Although classes are taught in English, fluency in French will be considered an asset.

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to the Creative Arts Therapies Department Hiring Committee and submitted electronically to on or before April 15, 2022. Submissions must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code (22_LTA_CATS_M3), a detailed curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three referees. Also requested: a teaching statement and evidence of teaching expertise (if applicable), e.g., teaching evaluations and syllabi of courses taught. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2022. All inquiries regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Guylaine Vaillancourt, Chair of the Department of Creative Arts Therapies at

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next-Generation university, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

Possible examples to demonstrate a diverse experience might include (but are not limited to):

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.

Territorial Acknowledgement

Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

Employment Equity

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

Immigration Status

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements: 

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada 
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

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