Senior Lecturer, Acting

Mount Lawley, Australia
$128,880 TO $148,089 (ALEVC) plus 17% superannuation
05 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • $128,880 TO $148,089 (ALEVC) plus 17% superannuation


The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) is one of the world’s leading performing arts academies, delivering the most comprehensive range of performing arts training in Australia. Our students are able to develop their skills on-stage as an actor, dancer or musician, or behind the scenes in production, design or arts management.

As part of an exciting expansion plan, WAAPA will move into its brand-new world-class city campus in Yagan Square in the Perth CBD in 2025. This Creative Industries, Law, Business and Technology Campus will be where innovative thinkers, adaptive learners and global citizens meet to develop into the leaders of tomorrow. ECU’s CBD campus will bring together streams of teaching and research with unique synergies for growth and development. This is unequivocally the most exciting time of all to join the university as it embarks on this further growth and transformational journey.

WAAPA is now welcoming applications from collaborative, articulate and highly organised individuals to join us as an academic leader on our transformational journey and contribute to our existing specialist and highly dedicated team of acting practitioners and educators. 

The Role

As a Senior Lecturer within WAAPA, you will be expected to contribute to the artistic and scholarly vision of the Performance discipline and support the School in the pursuit of our strategic goals. As Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Arts (Acting), you will be responsible for the development and delivery of the BA Program, uniting rigorous skills-based actor training with local, national and international guest directors and organisations, to simulate real-life industry programs and productions; resulting in graduates who are prepared for a career both in Australia and internationally.

Selection Criteria

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications, ideally PhD but a minimum of Masters level or equivalent professional industry experience.
  • A Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, in addition to the above is advantageous but not essential.
  • A proven track-record of coordinating, developing, reviewing, and teaching curriculum at a tertiary level, including:
  • Demonstrated course administration skills including managing timetables, budgets, as well as course and unit documentation;
  • Demonstrated capacity to curate appropriate and inspirational repertoire across course work, studio projects and public productions;
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively in an educational setting;
  • Demonstrated capacity to build strategic networks and collaborative relationships;
  • Experience leading dedicated teams of ongoing and sessional staff;
  • Capacity to foster a culture of adaptability, resilience and excellence;
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion; and
  • Professional Standing: demonstrated evidence of recognition as a discipline expert or master actor-trainer for stage and/or screen e.g. through past professional experience, awards, recognition, leaderships roles, or invitations for  and/or active participation at conferences and/or industry events;

Academic staff are expected to achieve and maintain the outcomes outlined in the ECU Academic Staff Performance Expectations and Outcomes (ASPEO) Framework and applicable Academic Leadership role statement.

Benefits & Remuneration

This position attracts a remuneration of $128,880 to $148,089 pa plus 17% 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 contact Dr Frances Barbe (Associate Dean - Performance) on +61 8 9370 6161 or 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: Monday 9 January 2023 at 11:30 pm AWST.

WAAPA at ECU is committed to building a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body. We seek to reflect this aspiration in our progressive and forward-thinking curricula. Candidates who can contribute positively to this aim are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area. Applicants from currently underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

WAAPA recently compiled an anti-racism statement with student and staff consultation. It is available here

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