“About us

Bath Spa University’s vision is to be a leading educational institution in creativity, culture and enterprise. With innovative teaching and learning, focused research excellence and state-of-the-art facilities, we put our students at the very centre of all we do. We’re a modern, forward-thinking university based in a city steeped in heritage. We offer a tranquil working environment that’s full of people with energy. And we combine a focus on transforming the lives of our students with a commitment to developing the careers of our staff.

The Department of Performing Arts’ portfolio of undergraduate courses blends vocational training with academic study. It is about to launch its first postgraduate programmes to further enhance its status as a major performing arts provider and develop its international standing. The entire portfolio provides excellent opportunities for existing and emerging practitioners and academics. This suite of industry-facing programmes draws on ever-increasing interdisciplinary collaboration, significant industry links and excellent research opportunities. To find out more about the School, our staff and our courses, please visit www.bathspampa.com.

About the role

Providing leadership for the MA Performing Shakespeare programme, as well as supporting the undergraduate programmes, you’ll strengthen the department’s profile – regionally, nationally and internationally – and build on its reputation for pedagogical innovation. You’ll also work effectively and collaboratively to ensure the integration of the course and Shakespeare within the wider work of the School.

About you

You will have excellent postdoctoral research profile as a Shakespeare specialist, with particular emphasis on the performing and/or directing of Shakespeare. You will have substantial experience of HE teaching, processes and management. Professional theatre experience will underpin your research and scholarly interests and you will combine advanced knowledge relating to Shakespeare and the training of actors with a demonstrable interest in pedagogical innovation and quality enhancement. You will be adept at e-learning and online assessment. With a clear commitment to a student-centred teaching and learning environment, your organisational and communication skills will be second to none. You will have innovative ideas about marketing the course and experience of student recruitment. Experience of leading and managing people and budgets would be advantageous.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, contact Mark Langley, Head of Department of Performing Arts, on m.langley@bathspa.ac.uk.

How to apply

For further information or to apply online please visit jobs.bathspa.ac.uk. Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed. Any queries regarding the application process or our website should be emailed to hrcontact@bathspa.ac.uk.

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff. These include a nursery, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, flexible working practices, and employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies.”

Closing Date: 15th July 2014

More info here.

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