Lecturer in Drama (Education and Scholarship)
University of Exeter, College of Humanities
United Kingdom

Summary of the role/position

You will have responsibility for the design and development of teaching and learning material in specific Drama modules to which you will be assigned. You will use a range of facilitation techniques to enthuse and engage students in the processes of theatre-making. The post will involve facilitating group creative projects studio based teaching, and marking assessed performance work and writing assignments. You will work with the Directors of Education and administrator team in Drama, as a support system, to ensure the effective delivery of teaching in accord with the College's education strategy.


About you

-For a Lecturer post you will:Possess a depth or breadth of specialist knowledge demonstrated by a PhD, or equivalent qualification/experience.

-Use a range of facilitation techniques to enthuse and engage students in theatre- making.

-Support students in the development of their creative work in both assessed and non-assessed contexts.

-Develop initiative, creativity and judgement in applying appropriate approaches to teaching and learning support.

-Provide constructive feedback and pastoral care for students; offering support and guidance to allocated personal tutees

-Participate in second-marking and formal staff and teaching team meetings.

-As part of your Continuing Professional Development you will be encouraged to work towards Fellow of the Higher Education Academy status (The University provides plenty of free and bespoke guidance for this scheme).


What we can offer you:

-Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines;

-Support teams that understand the University wide teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly;

-An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development;

-Our Exeter Academic initiative supports high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career;

-A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy;

-A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon


Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.


The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.


Our research income in recent years means we're fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.


With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce


Further information

If you wish to make an informal enquiry about this post, you are welcome to contact Emily Kreider, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Drama (e.kreider@exeter.ac.uk)

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