Reader in Theatre

Manchester, Greater Manchester (GB)
Grade 10 (£50,132 to £58,089)
Apr 02, 2019
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May 02, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Reader in Theatre  
Grade 10 (£50,132 to £58,089)
Ref: 1667

Manchester is one of the most extensive higher education centres in Europe and one of the most popular cities for students in the UK. We are at the heart of it, delivering cutting-edge skills to people from 120 countries – 94% of whom go into work or further study within six months of graduating. Since 2006, we have invested £350 million into our exceptional campus to deliver our vision of being the best modern university, and we continue to achieve and innovate every day. 

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is a large multidisciplinary community embracing Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Manchester School of Art. With around 10,000 students, the Faculty has a portfolio of quality provision in both Education and Research, with some areas of world-leading performance. 

Manchester School of Theatre at Manchester Metropolitan University has a long-standing reputation for training professional actors, theatre makers and performers for employment in theatre, film, TV and radio.  The School will be based in the Department of Art from September 2019, with BA Acting and BA Drama and Contemporary Performance provision coming together into one School, creating new opportunities for a wider portfolio.  

The successful applicant will join Departmental colleagues in Performance, Fine Art, Curating and Art Theory and Practice as well as the broader School of Art, Faculty of Arts & Humanities and the University. The Reader in Theatre will be entering a dynamic atmosphere of collaboration; one that is externally facing, creating and delivering new synergies between academic and practice-led fields of enquiry that meet the needs of the 21st Century.   

The role:
You will lead on the enhancement of the vision and direction of the School of Theatre, and to share expert collegiate knowledge with the programme leaders of BA Acting and BA Drama and Contemporary Performance. You will contribute your expertise and professional advice to the development of postgraduate taught and postgraduate research aspects of the Department’s strategy in enhancing provision in Theatre. 

You will support the development and delivery of the forthcoming MA in Musical Theatre and MA in Directing. You will undertake and output high-quality research and contribute to peer review for appropriate journals or performances, participating in knowledge exchange and enterprise activities where appropriate. 

This is an exciting opportunity to bring expert international experience to an ambitious, externally facing Department in the heart of a vibrant global hub of culture. 

To find out more about the faculty, our teaching and research portfolio, our commercial links, the breadth of the job and the rewards on offer, please visit our Emagazine  

Closing date: 6 May 2019

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