Lecturer in Theatre
Lecturer in Theatre
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 2017. Part of the University of Essex, East 15 was recently rated one of the top three for Drama and Dance in both the Times Good University Guide and the Guardian University Guide 2018 and voted number one for Diversity in The Stage. We are committed to excellence in education and research.
The school currently has nearly 800 students and provides training for the professional theatre and film 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 Creative Producing (Theatre and short film).
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.
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
Arts Management / Producing
Object manipulation and/or puppetry
Design for Theatre
Contemporary British Theatre
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 engage effectively in substantive teaching and learning support roles in the Department, along with developing a high quality research agenda that will meet the University’s expectations for future Research Exercise Framework (REF) exercises.
The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the successful administration of the department, supervise postgraduate taught students and identify sources of funding, contribute in securing external research income and undertake leadership of specific areas of organisational activity within the department.
The post will be based at either our Southend Campus or Loughton Campus depending on teaching duties.
Skills and qualifications required
The successful candidate should hold a relevant doctoral level research degree in Theatre or an allied field or equivalent professional experience or practice or be close to completion of a PhD. Along with this you will be a member of the Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or possess the ability to gain this at an appropriate level.
You will have proven experience in teaching at undergraduate and or postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential to engage in teaching and learning support in Higher Education and evidence of a clear publication plan for submission to future REF programmes. The ability to engage in impact, knowledge exchange and outreach activities and having a clear understanding of how students learn both generally and within their subject area is essential, along with strong communication skills and the ability to engage with and motivate students.
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 (http://www.essex.ac.uk/vacancies/) 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 874588 / 873521/ 873461).