To get the most out of Theatre and Performance, Speech Communication, and Digital Arts Communication, we encourage students to: 

  • talk to people - faculty, staff, and other students;
  • explore courses and activities in all three programs;
  • ask about the unique teaching strategies used in our department;
  • know your program requirements;
  • know the Faculty of Arts policies, procedures, and requirements; and
  • get involved in student societies and student life in ways that matter to you.

For information specific to your program, please consult the Digital Arts Communication, Speech Communication, and Theatre and Performance pages.

Frequently Asked Questions

Employment Opportunity for Sessional Instructors

The Speech Communication program at the University of Waterloo is searching for several new sessional instructors to teach core communication courses.  Based in a liberal arts faculty with high national and international standards, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 150 majors, 50 minors, and delivers many sections of communication courses to four Faculties from across the University.

Sessional instructors could teach up to three sections per academic term of the following courses: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Science Communication, or Communication in the Engineering Professions. Each of these courses include emphases on foundational communication competencies and are designed to align with the Speech Communication program objectives. More information on the Speech Communication program can be found here:


Interested instructors should have a PhD or be working toward completing a PhD, and should send a CV and a brief letter of interest that addresses qualifications and teaching philosophy to:

Dr. Robert Danisch

Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1