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Senior Lecturer and Year Leader in Acting and Performance

Closing date
5 Oct 2021

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Salary Band
Annual, £50,000 - £59,999
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious practitioner-academic to play a key role in the development of our distinctive approach to teaching acting and performance in an arts school environment.

As Senior Lecturer and Year Leader in Acting and Performance, you'll be responsible for the second-year cohort of students in the Acting and Performance programme, working alongside the BA Course Leaders to deliver an innovative enquiry-based and practice-led pedagogy. You will also contribute to teaching and supervision of other years as appropriate.

You will contribute expertise in solo performance-making, digital theatre practice, and post-dramatic acting and performance processes. You will be committed to decolonial practices and work effectively in studio-based learning environments to assure an inclusive, progressive, and high-quality student experience. You will contribute to the curriculum's emphasis on performance as a diverse cultural practice, supporting students from a range of backgrounds to progress in higher education.

Areas to be taught include:
  • Performance Histories
  • Collaborative and Collective Practices
  • Digital Performance Lab
  • Contemporary Acting Lab
  • Contemporary Performance Lab

You'll be expected to conduct professional performance practice and/or performance research and to contribute to knowledge exchange projects with our partners.

Why choose us?

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.

Wimbledon College of Arts is a prestigious establishment with a track record of teaching and nurturing impressive talent. Much of its success is down to its dedicated employees, and you will play an important role in shaping future creative professionals, and impact on the future of so many creative industries.

Your profile

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate evidence of:
  • A clear commitment to applying principles of social justice in acting and performance practice
  • An enquiry-based approach to teaching and research
  • Specialism in digital and post-dramatic acting and performance skills, processes, and methodologies
  • An inquiring, innovative and reflexive approach to practice-based teaching
  • Promoting equality, diversity and inclusivity in all aspects of teaching and assessment, and advancing inclusive, decolonial and decarbonising practices
  • A commitment to understanding the range of students' experiences and situated knowledges and supporting their progression in higher education
  • Working effectively within a team, and ability to contribute to the creation of a lively, engaging and progressive environment in Acting and Performance
  • Research, knowledge exchange and/ or professional practice of demonstrably high standard that contributes to the advancement of the School of Performance

Should you have any queries, please contact Adele Morris via email

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: 4 October 2021 23:55.

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn - a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.
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