Concordia University’s Department of Creative Arts Therapies in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for one Limited Term Appointment (LTA) position in Drama Therapy at the rank of Lecturer, effective August 1, 2019 to May 14, 2020.

Position Description

LTA positions are subject to budgetary approval and departmental or unit need. Individuals who hold a Limited Term Appointment may seek reappointment given continued funding and need as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial LTA appointments and subsequent appointments may not exceed a total of 36 months or span more than three consecutive years.


During the initial appointment, the successful candidate will be expected to teach up to six courses at the graduate level, and up to seven courses per annum if reappointed. Other responsibilities will include clinical supervision; practicum coordination that involves overseeing first- and secondyear student practicum sites, student placements, and working closely with all practicum supervisors; active involvement in committee and administrative work, as well as supervising up to five student research papers.


Applicants for this position should have an MA in Drama Therapy or a related discipline. Professional certification as a Registered Drama Therapist or equivalent is required. Postsecondary teaching experience; a minimum of five years clinical experience as a drama therapist working with diverse populations; and clinical supervision skills are also required. Although classes are taught in English, fluency in French would also be considered an asset.

About the Faculty and Department

With over 4,000 students, faculty, and staff, the Faculty of Fine Arts is among the five largest art and design schools in North America. Montreal, our home, is exceptional: with 170,000 university students, a vibrant cultural scene, and the most affordable tuition in Canada, the city ranks among the top 10 best destinations in the world for tertiary education. While supporting a significant Anglophone population, Montreal is the second largest French-speaking city after Paris. North America’s number one choice for international events and festivals, Montreal was the first metropolis to be designated a UNESCO City of Design by the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity. Nestled in the heart of this pulsing city, embraced by a dynamic research university, the Faculty of Fine Arts benefits from extraordinary access to brilliant practitioners, thriving venues, cross-cultural perspectives, and an extensive network of outstanding facilities for research and production.

Taking advantage of our place within the rich fabric of a research university and our long history as one of the premiere sites in Canada for the study and creation of the arts and arts-based scholarship, the Faculty of Fine Arts is currently engaged in a transformative moment in which pedagogical, conceptual, theoretical, and material practices find resonance with a significant diversity of approaches. In our university community, live performance, historical research, methodological innovation, theoretical scholarship, technical experimentation, skills-based production, community fieldwork, as well as traditional and digital fabrication are equally valued. In addition to curricular experimentation, the formation of significant research centres and external partnerships in the Faculty of Fine Arts have enriched opportunities for faculty and students.

The Department of Creative Arts Therapies offers Canada’s only master’s-level degree in Creative Arts Therapies. Approved by the North American Drama Therapy Association as an accredited graduate training program, the Drama Therapy Program provides opportunity for development of advanced professional competencies in the use of drama for therapeutic purposes and for associated research. The department aims to instill a strong sense of social responsibility in its students. Empathy, creativity, and community engagement are fundamental cornerstones of Concordia’s Drama Therapy Program.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted electronically (as a single, multi-page PDF document) to and reach the department on or before June 17, 2019. Submissions should consist of a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and evaluations); the names and contact information of three referees; and declaration of citizenship (please see below). Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree. All inquiries regarding this position may be directed to:

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 individuals, 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.

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

To learn more about working at Concordia, applicants are encouraged to consult the following webpages:
Department of Creative Arts Therapies:
Faculty of Fine Arts:
Concordia Human Resources-Jobs:

For detailed information about LTA salaries, visit APPENDIX 4 of the 2018-2021 Collective Agreement between Concordia University and the Concordia University Faculty Association:

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position for August 1, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until this position has been filled.