Lecturer, Acting

Perth, Australia
Sep 27, 2019
End of advertisement period
Oct 20, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • $69,906 -$94,255 pa (LEVEL A)


WAAPA is a vibrant school of Edith Cowan University, recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of its graduates. The School provides the most comprehensive range of performing arts training in Australia, at vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Our world-class staff, working in state-of-the-art performance and teaching facilities, provide rigorous and specialised training of the highest order – all culminating to help our students realise their artistic dreams.

The Role

The Performance department is looking to attract a highly motivated and dynamic person to lead the Diploma of Acting at WAAPA. Being an experienced Acting teacher and industry professional – the key responsibilities of the position include:

  • Conducting tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops and studio sessions
  • Preparation and delivery of lectures and seminars, including the production of teaching materials.
  • Marking, assessment and consultation with students
  • Development of course material with appropriate advice from and support of more senior employees.
  • Assist groups and individuals to overcome technical problems in their performance of voice.

Selection Criteria

The role requires:

  • A qualification in an appropriate field or significant demonstrable industry experience
  • A Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate, develop and teach units
  • Commitment to and demonstrated achievement of excellence in teaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply community, industry and/or professional collaboration in your teaching performance in an educational setting.
  • Professional Standing: demonstrated evidence of recognition as a discipline expert (external to your organisation), e.g. through recipient of prizes and awards; speaker and/or active participation at conferences and/or industry events; participation of and/or a member of an organising external committee; recognised participation in consultancy projects.

In addition to the responsibilities detailed in this role statement, academic staff are expected to achieve and maintain the outcomes expected in the ECU Academic Staff Performance Expectations and Outcomes (ASPEO) Framework.

Candidates will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence.

Benefits & Remuneration

This position attract a remuneration of $69,906 - $94,255 pa plus 9.5% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our website Employment Opportunities


Interested applicants are encouraged to call Associate Professor Andrew Smith (Associate Dean - Performance) on 0416 253 303 for more information.

How to Apply

Please complete a statement (maximum of 3 pages) addressing the above listed selection criteria and attach with your resume at the end of the online application. 

Closing Date

Applications close Sunday 20th October 2019 at 11:30 pm (AWST).

ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address under representation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.