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Senior Lecturer in Drama

Creative Arts

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £46,718 to £52,560 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Wednesday 11 November 2020
Reference:  EHT0480-1020

Your discipline. Your passion. Our success, together. 

About You 

You will be an enthusiastic and friendly professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with a commitment to providing an excellent student experience. An established or promising research profile in the broad fields of Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies and related areas, and very good teaching experience on undergraduate Drama and Performance programmes is essential. A background in other areas represented in the Department of Creative Arts with supporting qualifications and experience would be an advantage. 

You will be a natural leader as well as a team player and will enrich our students’ experience through your expertise and subject knowledge as evidenced through your qualifications and extensive experience of professional practice.

About the Role

This role provides an exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking, dynamic and supportive team that pushes the boundaries of curriculum development within the field of Creative Arts, and play an integral part in the development of our newly formed Creative Arts department as we seek to refresh our curriculum and innovate. 

You will make a significant contribution to the delivery of our Drama degree, contributing to the delivery of our current modules while developing new ones, depending on your areas of expertise and experience. We would particularly welcome candidates who could teach on and develop modules that build on the collective strength of the Creative Arts offering. You will also contribute to the research activities of one of our Research Units and meet the qualitative and qualitative requirements for submission to the next Research Excellence exercise.


We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home.

From the moment you join us you have the opportunity to enhance your skills. We offer various routes for progression, a range of specialist development sessions and academic development opportunities along with an award winning and comprehensive staff health & wellbeing programme (HR Excellence Awards 2017). This means you will receive a full academic induction, be enrolled if appropriate on our PGCTHE, benefit from the Edge Hill University CPD scheme (UKPSF) and our annual University Learning and Teaching day all to support your professional development. 

This is just a taste of what we are able to offer you at Edge Hill University.

About Us

Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

We are recognised for our outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as our strengthening research profile, investment and growth. The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award also celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: George Talbot, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Arts & Sciences) at  

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification - Grade 10    
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