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Lecturer in Performance and Global South Studies - QMUL23901

Queen Mary University of London - School of English & Drama

Location: London
Salary: £42,433 to £51,395 per annum incl. London allowance (grade 5).
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 18th January 2021
Closes: 8th March 2021
Job Ref: QMUL23901

Department of Drama

About the Role

The Department of Drama in the School of English and Drama in Queen Mary’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks to appoint a full time (1.0 FTE) Lecturer in Performance and Global South Studies. We welcome applications from scholars and practice-based researchers with expertise in contexts and practices that engage with theatre and/or performance in or from the Global South (Africa, Asia, Middle East, Central and South America, and/or Oceania). This may include research specialisms in the following areas relevant to Indigenous, resident and/or diasporic communities of the Global South: performance economies; performance and identity; socially engaged performance and protest cultures; live art and experimental performance. The successful applicant will contribute to our thriving research culture as well as to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Drama, with specific reference to supporting the global reach of our research and the ongoing effort to decolonise our taught programmes.

About You

The successful candidate will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Drama or a cognate subject in HSS and must have a growing or established international profile and substantial plans for future research and leadership. Experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level in large or small group settings is an essential requirement. Applicants who identify as Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic or Global Majority are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the Department

The Department of Drama is one of the country's leading centres for the study of theatre and performance, with an international reputation for high-quality research and excellence in teaching. In the last national research assessment exercise (REF 2014), QMUL Drama was the top-ranked Drama Department in the UK for the quality of our research. The quality of our research impact and research environment was evaluated as 100% ‘world-leading’. 

About Queen Mary

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused universities and a member of the Russell Group, with an outstanding reputation in HSS. Queen Mary aims to be the most inclusive university of its kind, anywhere. We welcome applications from international candidates.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full time and permanent with an expected start date of 1 September 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 5-6 from £42,433 to £51,395 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Dominic Johnson, Head of Drama, at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 8th March 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held 5 April 2021 or shortly thereafter.

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