Deadline: Thursday 03 December 2015
Salary: £32,600 to £49,230 per annum
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
University of the Year 2014 – Times Higher Education Awards
Edge Hill University is a dynamic institution with a clear sense of direction, a forward-thinking culture and significant resources to invest in its future. Edge Hill was named University of the Year in the 10th annual Times Higher Education Awards, the most prestigious accolade in the Higher Education sector. The University had previously been shortlisted three times in 2007/8, 2010/11 and 2011/12, making it the only university to be shortlisted four times in seven years. It was also named by the same publication as the Best University Workplace in its 2015 survey of staff across UK universities.
Edge Hill occupies a UK top 10 position in the National Student Survey for Overall Student Satisfaction, boasts strong levels of graduate employment and is one of the top two universities in the UK for Social Mobility. The University seeks exceptional individuals to join our intellectually stimulating, creative and inclusive community set on the outskirts of a pleasant market town, with easy access to the nearby cities of Liverpool and Manchester.
About the Role
The Performing Arts Department has developed in recent years a progressive forward looking philosophy linked to its rapid growth and development. The department is offering an extensive undergraduate portfolio, recently revalidated, offering Dance, Drama, Dance and Drama, Musical Theatre, Design for Performance with optional specialist pathways available to students including Aerial Performance, Technical Theatre and Circus Arts.
You will play a significant role in the delivery of the Dance and Dance for Musical Theatre programmes whilst contributing to and collaborating with the wider Performing Arts team. You will have a good relevant honours degree along with higher qualifications and / or professional experience. As an enquiring, enterprising and creative practitioner with a passion for the subject you will demonstrate a sound understanding of the role of arts education in this research led department. Expertise in the areas of Theories of Western Dance Theatre and studio practice in a range of contemporary dance styles, including Ballet and Dance for Musical Theatre would be an advantage.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a dynamic and developing department with progressive and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and sector leading facilities.
For informal enquiries about this vacancy, you may wish to contact the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Professor George Talbot at George.Talbot@edgehill.ac.uk
For further details, visit the website.