Job Advert: Head of Department – Performing Arts at Coventry University

Salary: £57,900 – £73,311 per annum

Coventry School of Art & Design

FIXED TERM UNTIL 31 August 2019

Committed to excellence and passionate about Performing Arts, Coventry School of Art & Design is a community of practitioners, scholars and researchers, with networks across the globe and a heritage of quality built over 150 years.

The School is characterised by its deep commitment to practice and ‘learning by doing’, and its long-standing connections to the creative professions and industries which our graduates work within and shape. We are proud of our distinctive emphasis on the use of both old and new technologies and the interface between the hand-made and the digital.

Coventry School of Art & Design graduates are leaders in their fields, achieving high profile roles and careers across Art, Design, Media and Performance.

An outstanding individual will lead the development of this exciting and innovative Department, and will shape the future direction of Performing Arts at Coventry University, one of the leading Modern Universities in the UK.

The Department delivers courses in Music, Dance, Theatre, Music Composition, Music Performance and Music Technology and is housed in the Ellen Terry building (a converted cinema) alongside the Department of Media. You will have a high level of academic and/or equivalent professional experience, research profile and the vision and energy to lead and inspire both staff and students.

This post is offered on the basis of a five-year tenure. External candidates will be given the opportunity of an appropriate permanent substantive position.

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Interview date: 9th April 2014