Lecturer, Acting

Mount Lawley, Australia
$75,193 to $100,797 (ALEVA) / $105,832 to $125,043 (ALEVB) plus 17% superannuation
18 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) 
  • $75,193 to $100,797 (ALEVA) / $105,832 to $125,043 (ALEVB) 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. 

WAAPA’s award-winning Acting program is seeking an experienced, inspirational acting teacher to join the team at a pivotal moment for WAAPA at Edith Cowan University. 

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

Collaborative, articulate and highly organised individuals are invited to apply for the role of Lecturer (Acting) to contribute to our existing specialist and highly dedicated team of acting practitioners and educators. 

The Role

The Bachelor of Arts (Acting) program delivers rigorous, practical, skills-based actor training led by a team of ongoing staff, dedicated sessional teachers and guest artists. It simulates real-life industry experiences including fully staged productions to produce highly sought-after graduates who are prepared for a career both in Australia and internationally. As Lecturer (Acting) you will design and deliver innovative curriculum in actor training informed by current developments in industry and scholarship. In conversation with the team and course coordinator, you will make an important contribution to how the core units in acting skills are scaffolded across the three years and how they balance stage and screen. You will also contribute to the effective integration of acting, voice, and movement skills and to how productions and contextual studies are connected to skills training to deliver a coherent, effective, inclusive and forward-looking curriculum.

Selection Criteria

  1. QUALIFICATIONS:  Relevant tertiary qualifications (ideally PhD, but a minimum of Masters level) or equivalent professional industry experience. (Certificate IV in Training & Assessment in addition to the above is advantageous but not essential). 
  2. TEACHING EXPERIENCE: A proven track-record as a teacher and actor-trainer at tertiary level. 
  3. CURRICULUM & REPERTOIRE: Demonstrated capacity to develop, coordinate and review teaching curriculum in the acting discipline at a tertiary level including the selection and curation of appropriate performance repertoire across course work, studio projects and public productions.
  4. ADMINISTRATION: Demonstrated experience in working efficiently and confidently with teaching-related administration such as curriculum documentation, Canvas or similar teaching technology, budget management, marks and assessment management amongst others.
  5. PROFESSIONAL STANDING: Evidenced industry experience as an actor on screen and or stage and recognition as a discipline expert for stage and/or screen. E.g through professional experience, awards, recognition, invitations to present at conferences or industry events evidenced in the CV and application.
  6. INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS: Demonstrated capacity to build strategic networks and collaborative relationships with industry.
  7. COMMUNICATION: Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively in an educational setting.
  8. EQUITY: Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion. 

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 $75,193 to $100,797 (ALEVA) / $105,832 to $125,043 (ALEVB) 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


Applicants requiring further information may contact: 

Dr Frances Barbe (Associate Dean - Performance) on +61 8 9370 6161 or f.barbe@ecu.edu.au 


Complete a written statement (maximum of 3 pages) addressing the above listed selection criteria. 

Attach the written statement with your CV to the end of the online application. 

All candidates’ applications will be considered for Level A and Level B Lecturer roles with consideration given to their level of qualifications, experience and demonstrated ability to meet the selection criteria outlined. 


Applications close: Sunday, 15 October 2023 at 11:30 pm ASWT

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 has a dedicated Equity working group dedicated to ongoing improvement in inclusive practice at the institution. 

WAAPA’s anti-racism statement is available here.