Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Musical Theatre

Edge Hill University - Performing Arts

Your discipline. Your passion. Our success, together.

About You

With a wide ranging knowledge and experience of musical theatre; you will have the ability to develop and use effective, flexible and innovative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment at an undergraduate level. You will be able to successfully support the diverse academic and personal needs of individual students, whilst contributing to the assurance of academic quality and standards.

Resilient, flexible and committed to delivering an outstanding experience will enable you to thrive as a valuable member of our team. Ideally you will possess excellent communication skills, be enthusiastic about your subject area and have a commitment to research. We would welcome candidates with an expertise in directing for musical theatre, acting through song, musical theatre writing and musical theatre history and context. 

About the Role 

This post arises from the development and expansion of provision in Performing Arts at Edge Hill University. The successful candidate will play a significant role in the delivery of the Musical Theatre programme. The post will demand innovative approaches to the teaching and a committed attitude to student support and a requirement to engage in research or creative practice.


We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home.

We have excellent facilities within our bespoke Wellbeing Centre and our comprehensive staff health & wellbeing programme gives you the opportunity to: have a lunchtime stroll across our beautiful campus, a trim from our onsite hairdresser, car valeting, attend a family focussed event, make an appointment for a massage and get together with colleagues over free food and drink to watch the latest film on one of our Film Nights.

This is just a taste of what we are able to offer you at Edge Hill University.

About Us

“A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education.

We are recognised for our outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as our strengthening research profile, investment and growth. The Times Higher award also celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and shortlisted for Workplace of the Year in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing academics.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Professor Steve Davismoon, Professor of Composition & Head of Performing Arts: Davismos@edgehill.ac.uk.

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