Teaching Fellow in Theatre Studies

Dunedin, New Zealand
14 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time


Our Programme

Theatre Studies was established at the University of Otago in 1971. The University of Otago is New Zealand's most research intensive university and is situated in Dunedin. The Theatre Studies programme is part of the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts. The programme maintains strong links with the community, industry and the international field. In 2019, we will host the UNESCO Cities of Literature Short Play Festival. Our teaching combines practice and theory. Performances occur regularly in our fully equipped theatre as part of our Lunchtime Theatre programme.

The Role

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Fellow to teach within our Theatre Studies and Bachelor of Performing Arts programmes. In this role, you will teach courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as contribute to supervision of Honours and other postgraduate students.

This is a rare opportunity to combine a successful academic career with the work-life balance people at Otago enjoy. We foster a collaborative and collegial approach to teaching.

Your Skills and Expertise

You will have teaching experience in directing and performance, production skills, theatre history and theory as well as performance and dramatic analysis. You will also be expected to have:

  • PhD (or near completion) in Theatre Studies or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated effective tertiary teaching experience.
  • Commitment to teamwork, high-quality and innovative teaching that facilitates student engagement and retention.
  • Proven ability to work with students and staff from differing academic and cultural backgrounds.

An ability to teach in areas such as research methodology, music and theatre, trauma and violence in performance, documentary theatre, theatre design, devising, industry professional preparation, applied theatre and physical theatre is also desirable.

Further Details

This is a fixed-term (three years), part-time position (0.8 FTE per week) from 1 February 2019.

Note: As a part-time position, the salary range for this role will be the pro-rata equivalent of the annual full-time salary range listed.

Applications quoting reference number 1801679 will close on Sunday, 14 October 2018.


To see a full job description and to apply online go to: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1801679

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.