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Lecturers in Acting, Voice and Screen Acting - full and part time opportunities

Edinburgh Napier University

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £40,322 to £49,553 per annum (Grade 6)
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th April 2021
Closes: 18th May 2021

We are looking to hire dedicated individuals to join our performing arts programmes at Edinburgh Napier University. With flexibility on hours (full or part time) we are looking for passionate professionals to join the team. We will be appointing to one of the following academic pathways: Research, Learning & Teaching or Professional Practice.

About Us

The performing arts programmes at Edinburgh Napier have achieved some remarkable things in the relatively short time we’ve been offering vocational acting, playwriting, and directing courses. Currently our BA acting graduates can be found in film and television productions for/by Netflix, Starz, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, HBO, and have been nominated for Olivier, and Ian Charleson awards.  They have played leading roles at Bard in the Botanics, Regents Open Air Theatre, The National Theatre of Scotland, Dundee Rep, and the Royal National Theatre. Film successes include Best Actress, Arizona Film Festival; Best Actress, Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest; and Best Actress, Edinburgh International Short Film Festival

Following on from the national and international success of our BA Acting programmes, the next phase of our development will be to offer a postgraduate degree in Acting for Stage & Screen.  Our current staff have multiple skills and strong industry links, and we’ll be looking for the same in these new roles.

The role

You will be working with both undergraduate and postgraduate actors and directors and may be directing in-house or public shows. Most of the work is practice-based and will require an ability to work successfully with a range of student abilities over a variety of modules that include stage and screen acting, directing, voice, and festival production. The work will be based at our Merchiston campus.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for people that are passionate about teaching to join our highly regarded team.  We currently have a 100% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey and we hope to find people with the dedication to retain that level of student fulfilment.  

We hope to fill 2 or 3 posts and will consider full or part time hours depending on each applicant’s requirements. We are looking for a variety of skill sets to fill these roles based on the following essential requirements:

  • Relevant industry experience in acting, directing or film editing
  • Experience in one or more of the following disciplines at HE level:
    • teaching vocational acting and/or
    • teaching voice for actors and/or
    • teaching directing and/or
    • teaching screen acting

Desirable requirements:

  • Ability to shoot and edit film or the capacity/willingness to learn
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

We would particularly welcome applications from candidates who currently hold a PhD and those who are interested in becoming PHD qualified. We would also consider applications with significant professional practice experience and evidence of income generation.

Benefits we offer

  • Salary: £40,322 - £49,553 per annum (Grade 6)

Further information on our benefits can be found here.

Additional information

  • Closing date: 18th May 2021

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status.  More details can be found here.

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