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Lecturer in Contemporary Theatre and Performance

Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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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 theatre and performance in an art school environment.

The Contemporary Theatre and Performance course foregrounds the creation of ensemble theatre companies through a practice-based pedagogy, as well as developing solo practitioners in installation, performance art and digital practices. The course has a strong emphasis on centring the students' experiences and cultural and political interests, working with theatre materials (light, sound, objects, texts, contexts) through visual theatre making, digital practice, site-specificity, decolonial practices, play, not-knowing, ensemble training, and studio-based teaching.

As Lecturer, you'll be responsible for teaching across the curriculum, working alongside the Course Leader and core team to expand and deliver an innovative enquiry-based pedagogy.

You will contribute knowledge of Contemporary Theatre and Performance making practices with specialist expertise in one or more of the following areas: Collaborative Theatre Making, Movement/Choreographic Practice, Performance Writing, Dramaturgy, Applied Theatre and Interventionist Approaches, Political Theatre, Decolonial Performance Practices, and Digital Practice.

You will assure an inclusive, progressive, and high-quality student experience and will work with colleagues in the School to develop innovative cross-disciplinary collaborations. Areas to be taught may include:
  • Introduction to Contemporary Theatre and Performance
  • Contemporary Performance Lab
  • Contemporary Theatre Making
  • Performance Histories
  • Collaborative and Collective Practices

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.

UAL offers generous leave, a final salary pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.

Your profile

You will need to demonstrate evidence of:
  • Clear commitment to investigating innovative practices in contemporary theatre and performance.
  • An enquiry-based approach to teaching and research, and to exploring contemporary theatre making practices.
  • Specialism in one or more areas of contemporary theatre and performance 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 international perspectives and decolonial practices in contemporary theatre and performance.
  • Commitment to understanding the range of students' experiences and situated knowledges and the development of global perspectives on contemporary theatre and performance.
  • Experience of collaborative practice and working effectively within teams, and ability to contribute to the creation of a lively, engaging and progressive environment in contemporary theatre and performance.
  • Research, knowledge exchange and/ or professional practice of demonstrably high standard that contributes to the advancement of the School of Performance and is relevant to the goals of the Programme, College and University.

Should you have any questions, please contact Christine Crouch, Resourcing Advisor at or on 020 7514 7802.

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Closing date: 14 July 2022 23:55.

UAL welcomes 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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