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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Applied Theatre

Belfast, Northern Ireland
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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We are currently seeking a Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer (Research and Education) in Applied Theatre to join our Drama department. The department is closely embedded within QUB's Creative Arts cluster (comprising Media and Broadcast production, Film Studies, Creative Writing, Music, Sonic Arts and Arts Management) and, now in its twentieth-fifth year, we are a vital element of the creative arts profile of QUB, making significant contributions to the theatre industry locally. Our programmes are research-led, combine practical skills and practice as pedagogy with broad engagement with the field of drama and theatre studies. Students have opportunities to gain knowledge of the field, practical skills across a range of theatre-making approaches, and industry experience. The Brian Friel Theatre and studio space offers cutting edge facilities for teaching, making and sharing ideas.

The successful candidate will teach students across three programmes: Single Honours Drama, Film and Theatre Making, and Drama and English. They will teach across a range of units from introductory applied and community performance to advanced specialist practices, for example relating to community theatre/performance, or theatre in healthcare, educational drama or in the criminal justice system. Additionally, they will have responsibility for liaison with community partners, for example in planning student outreach projects or organising placements and will contribute to theoretical aspects of these programmes in areas relating to their specialist field.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:

  • PhD (at or near completion) in the broad area of applied theatre, community theatre so social engaged theatre/performance.
  • Proven track record of production, creation and facilitation in applied theatre contexts (e.g. in participation with communities, in primary/secondary education, etc).
  • Track record in publication and /or research in the area of applied and community theatre.
  • Active research profile in a relevant area of applied and community theatre.
  • Teaching experience at undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree level in a relevant area or areas of applied and community theatre.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the broad field and emerging trends in the f ield of applied theatre.

In your cover letter, clearly indicate the post you are applying to, and refer to the relevant candidate information for the essential and desirable criteria.

To be successful at shortlisting stage, ensure you clearly evidence in your application how you meet the essential and, where applicable, desirable criteria listed in the Candidate Information.

Beyond a competitive salary, QUB offers an attractive benefits package including a holiday entitlement of up to 8.4 weeks a year, pension schemes and development opportunities. We support staff wellbeing with flexible working options, work-life balance initiatives and support for physical and mental health. You can find more detail on all of this and more on our website.

Queen's University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena Swan and have established staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.


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