Senior Lecturer, Actor Training and Coaching | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Senior Lecturer, Actor Training and Coaching

Salary, Grade 7: £48,041 per annum, including London Weighting

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (Central) invites applications for a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor-equivalent level) in Actor Training and Coaching. The ideal candidate will have experience across a range of methodologies for training and coaching actors, such as Stanislavski, Chekhov, Suzuki, Bogart, Boal, Meisner, Lecoq, Grotowski, Hendricks, and Soulwork, as well as focused expertise in at least one. Experience working with diverse performers is appreciated.

You will be responsible for maintaining, developing and leading MA and MFA courses, initially leading our world-class MA and MFA in Actor Training and Coaching (ATC). You will teach, assess and plan, while ensuring the currency and world-leading position of the curriculum. While you may have expertise in acting, the focus of the role is actor training/coaching and pedagogy. You will help train acting teachers and develop training methods, as opposed to exclusively teaching acting.

Applicants will enjoy teaching and learning, have excellent teaching ability in Higher Education and conservatoire contexts, a significant professional profile in Actor Training, Coaching, Direction and/or appropriate analogues, and respected research or scholarship outputs (which may be practice-based). An understanding of conservatoire training is important and experience is helpful, but not essential. We would particularly appreciate applications from candidates experienced in Knowledge Exchange/Knowledge Transfer and strong national/international connections.

Central values, embraces and is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. Our mission to shape the future of theatre and performance in the UK and beyond is contingent on a diverse and inclusive student and staff body, bringing richness, knowledge, innovation, new understandings and skills. We especially welcome applications from candidates from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the drama Conservatoire and Higher Education, and who are committed to building and sustaining a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment and industry. We welcome job share applications for this role, please review further information within the job information details.

Closing date for receipt of application forms is 9am on 17 June 2019. 

The interview date will be published soon however we will advise all applicants of the full timeframe upon receipt of applications.