Assistant Professor in Drama Post-1660

Durham University

You will take a central role in developing your own research agenda plus those that enhance our existing strengths, securing funding and ensuring research publications are of world-class. You will play a key role in developing the capabilities of our talented students through your seminars, tutorials and lectures, imparting your knowledge and expertise in Drama in English in any period post-1660, and ensuring they receive the highest standards of education. Nurturing our student drama culture, you will seek to engage with other performance cultures, and you will supervise the work of PhD students. 

You’ll need: 

  • A good first degree with a PhD in English (or a related subject).
  • To have a solid research background in English Literacy Studies and post-1660 Drama, particularly that which enhances ongoing work in the department and which is recognised as ‘world-class’.
  • A good knowledge of applying for (and securing) research grants, plus a comprehensive research plan.
  • The ability to attract and mentor PhD students throughout their studies, and the confidence to lead research groups.
  • Experience of teaching students at all levels, with the creativity to adapt modules to engage with audiences ranging from small tutorials to larger lecture theatres.
  • Excellent teaching skills, with the creativity to tailor and deliver interesting seminars and lectures with the ability to attain fellowship of the HEA.

Candidates who would like to apply for the position as a grade 7 post aren’t expected to fulfil all the above criteria, but you are encouraged to apply for this role if you feel you have the potential to achieve these standards.

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