Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Related Fields

Southend-on-Sea, Essex (GB)
£39,993 - £47,722 per annum
07 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

East 15 Acting School

East 15 Acting School is a top-ranked conservatoire school which consistently scores over 90% for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. Part of the University of Essex, East 15 has recently been listed as one of the top 3 drama schools in the UK by The Stage and the University is ranked third for Drama and Dance in both the Times Good University Guide and the Guardian University Guide 2018. We are committed to excellence in education and research.

The school currently has nearly 800 students and provides training for the professional theatre and media industry. A member of the Federation of Drama Schools, courses include: BA Acting; BA Acting (International); BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre; BA Acting and Community Theatre; BA Acting and Stage Combat; BA Acting and Physical Theatre; BA World Performance; Cert HE in Acting; MA Acting; MA/MFA Acting (International); MA/MFA Theatre Directing; BA Stage and Production Management and our new programme, BA Theatre Making and Producing.

East 15 has recently created a new focus on building its research profile. We intend to submit to REF 2020/21 and are committed to developing a thriving research culture. We will be looking to support research that enhances our understanding of performance in all its manifestations, both through practice and publication.

Duties of the Role

This is one of a number of new research centred posts aimed at developing the school's research capacity. The successful candidate will be expected to make a significant contribution to both the research and the teaching activities of the school and therefore will have a strong and successful background in research with a recognised reputation in this field as well as experience of teaching at Higher Education level. The post will mainly be based at our Southend Campus with visits to Loughton as required.

The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the successful administration and management of the department, obtain external research funding and contribute to the department's expansion strategy for new modules in key areas.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a brand new research strategy within a well-established professional acting school. Likely areas of proven research and teaching experience are outlined below, although we are open to alternative, similar areas of interest.

  • Writing for Performance
  • Dramaturgy
  • Creative Producing
  • Arts Management
  • Theatre Criticism
  • Mask
  • Object manipulation and/or puppetry
  • Design for Theatre
  • Shakespeare in Performance
  • Contemporary British Theatre
  • Asian Theatre
  • World Performance
  • Physical Theatre 
  • Acting 
  • Directing

Skills and qualifications required

The successful candidate will have the ability to publish and produce high quality research, to provide teaching of high quality at undergraduate and postgraduate level and to attract research funding through successful grant activities. You will also hold a PhD in a theatre related field.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please visit our website via the button below for a full job description, person specification and more information relating to this post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 874693/873521).

Closing date:  28 November 2017
Interview date: 11 January 2018