Lecturer In Art And Performance Drama

at Deakin University

  • Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • Level B $97,398 + 17% Superannuation

As a Lecturer, you will be expected to contribute to and lead teaching across a range of units at undergraduate and postgraduate level, with an emphasis on performance and theatre practices (in the Bachelor of Creative Arts - Drama). You will also be expected to have the ability to link disparate fields, preparing graduates for multidimensional careers. New colleagues in the Art and Performance group will be asked to develop and maintain a research program producing outcomes that align with the art and performance group. You will be part of the Art and Performance academic group, teaching in the Bachelor of Creative Arts and the Honours and Master of Creative Arts programs.

Based at our Melbourne Burwood campus, this full-time role sits within the School of Communication and Creative Arts.

You will be expected to:

  • Contribute to research projects and collaborations, creating new insights and opportunities.
  • Contribute to the moderation and maintenance of academic standards, and the development of the course and unit curriculum that exemplifies Deakin's curriculum framework, and meets external requirements such as the Higher Education Standards Framework and professional accreditation.
  • Design and implement best practice assessment of student learning outcomes, and participating in assessment panels.
  • Provide leadership in teaching and learning through roles such as Unit Chair.
  • Ability to supervise or examine honours students, making a contribution to the supervision, management and timely completion of HDR students.

To be successful, you'll need to have:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline and/or other relevant qualifications, and with the capacity for HDR supervision at Masters and PhD level
  • Excellent record of scholarly learning including the ability to present research seminars and publish in reputed international journals
  • Demonstrated commitment and excellence in teaching in UG and/or PG programs, including innovative curriculum design, online learning, and specialist knowledge of art and performance.
  • A commitment to multidisciplinary learning approaches including researching and teaching across artistic contexts.
  • Ability to teach studio work, mentor and direct student performance productions, and bridge independent creativity and professional performance practice.
  • Knowledge and ability to contribute to teaching across at least three of the following areas:
  • Practice and theory of devised, cross-disciplinary and cross-platform performance;
  • A range of performance skills and methodologies;
  • Vocal production;
  • Text analysis and dramaturgy;
  • Historical and cultural contexts of theatre and performance (or Theatre and performance histories and cultures);
  • Theatre and performance funding, programming and management.

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File L Art and Performance (Drama) .pdf

Applications for this position close on 17 November 2019.

This role has been identified as having contact with children and requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin's Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please ensure to include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria in your application.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Associate Professor Jondi Keane on scca-operations@deakin.edu.au.

Are You Ready?

Deakin is one of the new breeds of global universities - agile, dynamic and innovative. We are committed to making a genuine difference in people's lives through excellence in education and research. As a Victorian university with a global impact, join us and let's see what we can achieve together. Our people are important to us, and we understand the significance of providing them with a dynamic and diverse working environment, with opportunities to grow and develop their careers. At Deakin, we offer a variety of benefits including a flexible and sustainable working environment, lifestyle benefits and various discounts with our third-party suppliers.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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