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Lecturer in Theatre

Theatre, Film and Television
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Full or part-time (see job details)
Contract status
38,832 - 47,722 Per year
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Role Description

The University of York is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities. The recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed the position of the University among the leading institutions in the UK for research. The proportion of research activity of world-leading, 4* status is among the highest of any UK university, and York is rated tenth out of 155 higher education institutions for the impact of its research. The University’s Department of Theatre, Film and Television was founded in 2006, and moved into a superb, £30m purpose-designed facility in 2010. Our programmes include a BA in Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance, a BSc in Film and Television Production and a BSc in Interactive Media as well as a range of Masters programmes in Theatre, Digital Film and Television Production and in Post Production. There is also a thriving community of research students.  We are now seeking to continue to enhance our research and teaching in discipline-specific fields while strengthening and expanding our interdisciplinary work across film and television, theatre and interactive media.

The Department is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Theatre to contribute to research and teaching, primarily in writing and storytelling for theatre. The main duties include developing and carrying out individual or collaborative research projects, leading to the production of research outputs and outcomes; delivering teaching across a wide range of modules and/or within a particular programme or subject area; and undertaking a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities

You should have a PhD (or nearing completion) in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience in theatre/playwriting; have experience of teaching playwriting and/or storytelling for theatre at HE level, including knowledge of relevant teaching techniques; have a strong record as a researcher and/or writer; and have in depth knowledge of the theory and practice of playwriting and storytelling for theatre. This role can be full time or flexible working including job sharing will be considered. Minimum of 29.6 hours (80% FTE) should candidates require sponsorship.

Interviews for this post will take place on Tuesday 13th March 2018.

Informal inquiries to Karen Quigley, telephone 01904 325229; e-mail See also the department website at:

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