Assistant Professor in Drama Post-1660

Durham (GB)
14 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Drama Post-1660 (Grade 7 or 8) 

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place in which to define your career and enjoy a high quality work/life balance. Benefitting from a fantastic location just 90 minutes south of Edinburgh, and less than three hours away from London, this historically rich city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral, dating back to the 11th century and is within close proximity of the beautiful Durham Dales. With a welcoming student body that numbers more than 17,000 and over 3,000 members of staff, this centre of academic excellence looks forward to welcoming your application. 

About us: 
Durham University is listed 4th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and is widely lauded for the exceptional talent it harbours.  Featuring in the top 100 World University Rankings 2017-2018, our students and academics are at the heart of our world-leading research and teaching capabilities, shaping the future with their ground-breaking work.  The needs of our staff are taken care of too, with generous pension plans, assistance with childcare facilities, the option for flexible working and a Relocation Manager who can help settle you into this fantastic city. 

The role:  
You will take a central role in developing your own research agenda plus those that enhance our existing strengths, securing funding and ensuring research publications are of world-class.  You will play a key role in developing the capabilities of our talented students through your seminars, tutorials and lectures, imparting your knowledge and expertise in Drama in English in any period post-1660, and ensuring they receive the highest standards of education.  Nurturing our student drama culture, you will seek to engage with other performance cultures, and you will supervise the work of PhD students. 

You’ll need:  

  • A good first degree with a PhD in English (or a related subject). 
  • To have a solid research background in English Literacy Studies and post-1660 Drama, particularly that which enhances ongoing work in the department and which is recognised as ‘world-class’. 
  • A good knowledge of applying for (and securing) research grants, plus a comprehensive research plan. 
  • The ability to attract and mentor PhD students throughout their studies, and the confidence to lead research groups. 
  • Experience of teaching students at all levels, with the creativity to adapt modules to engage with audiences ranging from small tutorials to larger lecture theatres. 
  • Excellent teaching skills, with the creativity to tailor and deliver interesting seminars and lectures with the ability to attain fellowship of the HEA. 

Candidates who would like to apply for the position as a grade 7 post aren’t expected to fulfil all the above criteria, but you are encouraged to apply for this role if you feel you have the potential to achieve these standards. 

How to apply: 
We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals. 

We prefer to receive applications online.  For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.   

Please carefully read the job description for this post which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place. 

For further information and to apply please visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/ 

Closing date : 17th November 2017