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Job Vacancy: Senior Lecturer in Theatre at Coventry University

Coventry University – Coventry Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Location: Coventry
Salary: £36,678 to £52,224 pa
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 16th February 2016
Closes: 17th March 2016
Job Ref: REQ004121

Committed to research and teaching excellence and passionate about the arts, design and media, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities is a vibrant community of scholars, researchers and practitioners with profile across the globe and a heritage of quality built up over 150 years.

The School of Media and Performing Arts is looking to recruit a highly motivated Senior Lecturer to work across both BA (Hons) Theatre and Professional Practice and BA (Hons) Applied Theatre (2017 intake) with specific specialism in any of the following areas: devised theatre, children’s theatre, youth theatre, drama education and other applied contexts. Ideally you will be able to teach across a broad range of practical modules on both programmes and will have practical, theoretical, and professional industry experience as well as knowledge and experience of teaching in HE. The Theatre and Professional Practice subject area is a highly practical programme to prepare students to enter the profession as Theatre practitioners in a variety of applied settings.

The University offers fully equipped studios and theatre spaces, television and radio studios and links to the Belgrade Theatre, the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Coventry University has a well-established and unique portfolio of high quality undergraduate and postgraduate courses and a significant number of research degree students. We also have strong local, regional, national and international links.

You will need to demonstrate a continuing engagement with pedagogic development – those without a teaching qualification will be required to undertake Coventry University’s PGCHE and/or secure HEA fellowship; and must have a proven track record of delivering a first-class student experience within a higher education environment. You should have a developing research profile and may be required to take on course leadership duties.

We invite applications from lecturers who are dedicated, ambitious team players who share our enterprising approach. In return we offer a supportive and friendly working environment and considerable opportunity for innovation and development. Moreover, you will be part of a continuing success story.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Sarah Jones, Deputy Head of School of Media and Performing Arts.


Tel. +44 (0)24 7765 9722

For more information or to apply online, please visit our website at or click here to apply:

Closing Date: 17 March 2016

Call for editorial assistant(s) for Choreographic Practices

As co-editors of Choreographic Practices, Prof Jane Bacon and I are looking to find one or two new assistant editors. Our current assistant editor, Coutney Hopf, has been wonderful but now has her own book to complete and so is moving on.

The role is voluntary and includes:

  • Laising with the editors/guest editors in the selection of articles and curation of the journal
  • Maintaining clear records
  • Good communication with the authors, peer reviewers and our support team at Intellect press
  • Understanding the requirements of the publishers to ensure materials are prepared appropriately.


If you aren’t familiar with the journal do take a look online:,id=170/view,page=0/

As a peer reviewed journal Choreographic Practices provides a space for disseminating choreographic practices, critical inquiry and debate. Serving the needs of students, teachers, academics and practitioners in dance (and the related fields of theatre, live art, video/media, and performance), the journal operates from the principle that dance embodies ideas and can be productively enlivened when considered as a mode of critical and creative discourse. This journal seeks to engender dynamic relationships between theory and practice, choreographer and scholar, such that these distinctions may be shifted and traversed.

We publish twice yearly and include both established and new writers and have an editorial board that is made up of a leading group of international researchers. As such working on the journal is a great opportunity to learn how journal publishing works, network with dancers and writers from across the world, and help shape a leading journal for artistic research in dance.

This is a great role and career development opportunity for a research candidate or emerging scholar (in dance or a related field). It can be done from anywhere in the world as communications can be undertaken remotely but needs good written English, great organisational skills, and to access skype and dropbox. The hours required vary –  between 1 to 4 hours per week depending what stage we are in the production cycle – and can be arranged at time to suit other commitments.

To be considered for this role – in the first instance please send a short email explaining your interest and experience to:

If you have an questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Job Opportunity Artistic Director / CEO – Dawns i Bawb


North West Wales, closes 01.03.2016 – 5.00 p.m.

Full-time (£28K – £32K)

Artform: Dance

Job Description


Salary: (£28k – £32k)

Location: Dawns i Bawb, Uned 2 – Galeri, Doc Victoria, Caernarfon LL55 1SQ – North Wales

Contract: Permanent position, full-time (37 hours a week)

                   or part-time Artistic Director (50%) and part-time CEO (50%)

Dawns i Bawb is an exciting and vibrant community  and development dance organisation. This role presents an ideal opportunity to be a part of shaping the future – for Dawns i Bawb and for dance in the region.

Dawns i Bawb is a small, vibrant Development and Community dance organisation based in rural North Wales with big ideas. 

Dawns i Bawb believes that everyone can dance and works with people of all ages and abilities, including disadvantaged groups and those living in isolated areas, giving them an opportunity to take part in a range of dance activities.

Our strands of activities include working on large-scale productions involving hundreds of participants and thousands of audiences, as well as with small groups of a few individuals.  Always with the same care and passion. Because clearly one size definitely does not fit all.

Recent collaborations with international high profile artists (Marc Rees / Wales, Tiago Guedes and Filipa Francisco / Portugal, Ely Kim / USA, Alma Söderberg & Angela Peris Alcantud / Sweden & Holland); demonstrate that Dawns i Bawb sees itself not only as a regional provider but also as part of a network with international connections.

Questioning, experimenting, daring, challenging, and caring, all these elements are at the core of our work and have generated significant changes making Dawns i Bawb a unique model in Wales.

We are looking for a new inspirational and visionary leader to continue driving forward the organisation and be a part of shaping the future – for Dawns i Bawb and for dance in the region. You should have a good knowledge of Wales, The UK and international community dance, and more general dance sector, a strong network and experience of partnership working as well as being a creative thinker who can turn ideas into action and inspire others. You will have at least five years experience of working in the arts at senior level and of leading and motivating others.

We will consider a job share so candidates can apply for Artistic Director or CEO only.

Closing date for applications is:   01.03.2016, 5pm

Interviews will take place on 09.03.2015

To request an application pack please contact

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer post in Dance University of Wolverhampton

The following post is open for applications in the Dance and Drama Department at University of Wolverhampton. Let me know if you need any further information.

Faculty of Arts

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Dance

£33,574 – £47,801 pa

The University of Wolverhampton’s School of Performing Arts is looking for a dynamic member of staff to work in the Department of Dance and Drama teaching Dance. Working primarily in the landmark Performance Hub building, you should have a PhD or near completion in Dance.

You will be an excellent teacher with experience of teaching at degree level and a developing research profile. The ability to deliver modules in one or more of the following is desirable: Contemporary Technique, Choreography, Dance Education and Dance for the Camera.

You will also be able to contribute to Academic Skills and Research Methods modules. You will have a passion for the subject and possess an enthusiasm that inspires confidence and builds rapport with University colleagues and external clients.

Ref No: 10272

Closing Date:   11 February 2016


For more information about this post and to apply on line, go to our


The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Tenure-track position in Dance Science

In the area of DANCE SCIENCE at the University of Calgary in Canada.
Please take a look at the online posting here or the detailed description included below”The Faculty of Arts (Dance Division, School of Creative and Performing Arts) and the Faculty of Kinesiology invite applications for a joint tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Dance Science. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016.

The University of Calgary’s combined Bachelor of Arts (Dance) / Bachelor of Kinesiology degree, the first of its kind in Canada, highlights the relationships between the sciences, arts, and humanities, emphasizing the importance of interdisciplinary perspectives in the investigation of movement studies and promoting a holistic paradigm for examining human movement. The successful candidate will serve as the liaison between the Dance Division of the School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) and the Faculty of Kinesiology and will provide leadership and mentoring to students enrolled in the combined program.

The successful candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in Kinesiology or a related discipline and a Master of Arts/Fine Arts in Dance or Dance Science.  Candidates should have an established or emerging program of research and scholarly activities, thereby demonstrating potential to become a leader in their research field, as evidenced by publications, presentations, and external funding. They should also have demonstrated a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level; successful graduate teaching experience will be a distinct asset.

Teaching responsibilities will involve courses from both the Dance Division of the SCPA and the Faculty of Kinesiology, including required courses in each program and additional courses related to the successful candidate’s area(s) of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to service within a university setting or the wider community. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide active engagement in the field of Dance Science, connecting the University of Calgary to the broader national and international community of Dance Science researchers and professional associations, and to be active within the Calgary dance community, making connections to dance companies and dance training centers.

The School of Creative and Performing Arts is a community of practicing creators, performers and scholars who, with expert technical and administrative support, are dedicated to the education of artists and critical thinkers in the context of a University devoted to the formation of intelligent and engaged citizens.  In addition to a deep engagement with the foundation of their chosen discipline(s), students have the opportunity enrich their education through structured encounters with the other disciplines in the School and beyond. Additional graduate degrees in interarts performance are currently in development. As such, experience and/or expertise in interarts and interdisciplinary practice and research will be an asset. For more information about the School, please visit

The Faculty of Kinesiology’s vision is to be an international leader in the study and advancement of human movement, sport, health, and wellness. Our Faculty is committed to creating a healthier society and our research shows that the key to better health is exercise. We advocate for healthy, active living and we are working to create a healthier society by preventing injury, reversing unhealthy trends such as obesity and diabetes, and by helping individuals return to the activities they enjoy as quickly as possible after injury or disease. The Faculty of Kinesiology also includes Active Living, Dinos Athletics, the Olympic Oval, and the Sport Medicine Centre. For more information about the Faculty, please visit

Interested individuals are asked to submit their application electronically. Please provide a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, evidence of successful teaching, no more than four samples of scholarly and/or creative work, and three confidential letters of reference sent directly to the Chair of the Academic Selection Committee (Bruce Barton, Director, SCPA). All materials should be forwarded to:

Bruce Barton, Director
School of Creative and Performing Arts
University of Calgary
CHD100, 2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4

These materials can also be sent electronically in confidence to

Applications will be accepted until January 25, 2016.

Fixed Term Teaching Fellow in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds.

Location:  Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts & Communications
School/Institute:  School of Performance & Cultural Industries (PCI)
Category:  Teaching
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £31,656 to £37,768
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (1 year from 25 January 2016)
Closing Date:  Sunday 03 January 2016
Reference:  PVPCI1005


Vacancy Reference: PVPCI1005
Vacancy Title: Teaching Fellow in Contemporary Performance 
Link to External Vacancy: 

Redeployment Closing Date: 03 January 2016
External Closing Date: 03 January 2016

Dance Post at the University of Cumbria

Lecturer in Movement and Dance (27657), Full Time, Permanent

1.0fte, The Deanery, Carlisle, £31,655*

The Institute of the Arts is a specialist provider of Arts education within the University of Cumbria.  Based at the university’s arts campus in Carlisle, the institute offers courses of study composed of two-thirds professional practice supported by one-third critical understanding and practical knowledge of working in the creative industries


The Institute of the Arts is seeking to recruit a specialist in Dance and Physical Theatre to teach across a range of courses within the popular Performing Arts portfolio.  The post holder should be able to teach a variety of dance styles (e.g. contemporary, physical theatre, street, and Jazz) and contribute to the theoretical and professional practice strands within the Institute.  Candidate must have the desire and expertise to work with both specialist dancers and performance students of differing skills levels and backgrounds.

* Incremental progression up to £35,608 applies, subject to University policy


The closing date for this post is Midnight on Friday 08 January 2016


Reference: 27657

Senior Lecturer Dance Position – Buckinghamshire New University

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a good level of previous Higher Education teaching experience, and should be able to teach into two or more of the following areas; Choreography, Dance Teaching Pedagogy, Jazz Dance Technique, Community Dance, Dance Psychology, Ballroom and Latin American Technique. You will also be expected to contribute to dissertation project supervision, along with other aspects of student support, administration, rehearsals, and auditions.

Candidates will already hold a first degree and a postgraduate degree in related disciplines. A PHD qualification or a willingness to work towards this qualification is also desirable.

This is a senior lecturer appointment and as such, candidates will also be expected to take on other team leadership responsibilities in areas such as curriculum development, course leadership and recruitment activity.

For further information about this role please contact Frazer Mackenzie, Head of School for Arts & Creative Industries

Please note that all applications are online, and you will have the opportunity to upload supporting documents as part of the online process if you wish to.

Interview Date: 3rd February 2016 Closes 10th Jan 2016

More information:

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship opportunities at the University of Sheffield

The School of English at the University of Sheffield invites applications for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure.

Applications are invited for research projects within the fields of Theatre and Performance; English Language, Literature and Linguistics; Creative Writing; Literature and Film.

To be eligible for this scheme, you must:

– Have submitted your PhD thesis before 4pm on 10 March 2016;

– Be no more than 5 years from the date of your PhD viva, on 10 March 2016 (unless you have taken a career break);

– Hold a degree from UK Higher Education institution or be in a post (e.g. fixed term lectureship) at a UK Higher Education institution at the time of application;

– Not yet have held a full-time established post in a UK Higher Education institution (or equivalent).

Early Career Fellowships are of 36 months duration, and must commence between the beginning of the 2016-17 academic year and 1 May 2017. Further information about the awards can be found at:

If you are interested in applying for a Leverhulme ECF to be hosted by the School of English at the University of Sheffield, you will need to have submitted an up to date CV and a completed Expression of Interest form byFriday December 18th 2015. For further details, please contact Dr Emma Moore, Deputy Director of Research ( .

For more details and to download the Expression of Interest form, please see:

Job Opportunity: Associate Dean – Research, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Coventry University

Colleagues may be interested in this post in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Coventry University.

Associate Dean – Research

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

£68,844 – £87,498 per annum

At Coventry University we are entering the next stage in our ambitious plans to secure future growth and success.   Over the next five years we will be investing GBP 250million in our academic capacity and capability while further developing our world-class facilities. We are now seeking exceptional candidates to join us in our new Faculty of Arts & Humanities.

We’ve been educating some of the world’s leading artists, designers, creative practitioners and thinkers since 1843 and we’re proud of our successes and achievements. We have won the Queen’s Award for Further and Higher Education our courses include some of the most highly ranked in the country and our alumni include an Oscar winner (National Academy Awards), the Queens Portrait painter, Film Directors and TV Producers, as well as Automotive Designers in most of the leading studios around Europe. In the RAE2014 our Art and Design, Media and Performing Arts staff were ranked 6th in the UK for impact.

Supporting the Executive Dean and Deputy Dean, this is an opportunity for an outstanding individual to lead the Faculty Research Strategy, ensuring that our strategic objectives impact teaching and research. Working closely with Associate Heads of School for Research, the University research support teams and Research Centre Directors, you will ensure the Faculty meets its Corporate Plan objectives.

You will have a significant research profile and extensive experience in both research leadership and research evaluation relevant to our disciplines. Professorial status will be considered for suitable candidates.

We are committed to providing outstanding individual career development and offer a comprehensive benefits package. We will consider assistance for those wishing to relocate to the Coventry area.

Closing Date:  Midnight 16th December

Interviews will be held on 13th and 14th January respectively

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