Senior Lecturer in Theatre Production

University of Portsmouth - Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, School of Media and Performing Arts

The School of Media and Performing Arts at the University of Portsmouth is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Theatre Production to join our team at an exciting stage in our development.

We are seeking an experienced practitioner / academic with practical expertise and knowledge in areas of theatre production, design and making, directing and/or devising. An established practitioner / academic, with significant experience of practice and industry, the successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the delivery of core teaching across the undergraduate programmes along with appropriate departmental activities such as recruitment, curriculum development and course management and leadership. They will take a leading role in developing specialist aspects of theatre production, and will be able to make a creative contribution to our interests in new technologies and contemporary theatre practices.

With two closely related undergraduate programmes in Drama and Performance, and Musical Theatre, we are consolidating our growing reputation in the performing arts and looking to build on its success. Our Drama and Performance course has a particular focus on 20th/21st century theatre practices and internationally recognised expertise in applied theatre. With significant specialist research expertise within the team, working toward REF2021 is a priority, and we are looking to develop postgraduate taught provision and research. Located in purpose-built premises adjoining the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, our developing partnership with the theatre as well as other UK and International partners is a significant priority and opportunity for our ambitions.

The School of Media and Performing Arts is one of four schools in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth, and offers taught undergraduate, postgraduate and postgraduate research programmes in Creative Writing, Film and Media Studies and Industries, alongside the Performing Arts. In joining our small team of established scholars and practitioners, it is anticipated that the post holder will be excited to exploit and explore the opportunities of working within a multidisciplinary creative environment, which includes a range of specialist technologies such as motion capture and virtual reality and will be keen to use this to enhance and augment teaching, research and practice in the school and beyond.

In joining the University of Portsmouth, you will be joining one of only four Universities in the south east of England to be rated Gold in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (2017). The University is home to 23,000 students, including 4,000 international and EU students from 130 countries, along with 2,500 full-time staff. As an institution, Portsmouth is ranked 37th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018), and the BA (Hons) Drama and Performance programme is ascending the league tables, currently ranked 47th in the country for its performing arts provision (Guardian 2018).

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Ben Macpherson, Interim Principal Lecturer and Subject Lead (Drama): ben.macpherson@port.ac.uk, Tel: 02392 845131

For detailed information about the vacancy, please select this link:ZZ600358 - Senior Lecturer in Theatre Production.docx

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