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Lecturer in Drama

Apply now Job no:500588
Area:Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Salary (FTE):Academic Level B ($92,142.74 - $109,419.20)
Work type:Full Time - Continuing
Location: St Lucia


The School of Communication and Arts is a large, research-intensive unit with an international reputation for outstanding research and teaching in Drama, Literature, and Creative Writing  alongside Communication, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Public Relations, Professional Writing, Film and Television Studies and Art History. It has over 50 academic and research staff and 11 professional staff. Our academics are widely published internationally and have extensive research backgrounds. The School is one of seven schools within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and is based on the St Lucia Campus.

The School has been organised to enhance research and teaching strengths in Drama. UQ was awarded a score of 4 in Performing Arts and Creative Writing in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) research assessment exercise. The School teaches Drama into the Bachelor of Arts. The School attracts a large number of Australian and international students to its research higher degree programs, which may be undertaken as PhD or MPhil. The School manages and teaches in a specialist performance space, the Geoffrey Rush Studio.

The School of Communication and Arts seeks a scholar in Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies to participate in the development of our research reputation and our teaching program at undergraduate, honours, and research higher degree levels. We aim to enhance the research field of theatre and performance studies and to consolidate our commitment to industry-facing coursework.

While this is an open call in terms of research expertise, candidates who have experience with playwriting, directing and/or dramaturgical theatre praxis are encouraged to apply.

More information about the School can be accessed at

The role

The successful appointee is to undertake teaching and administrative duties associated with the area’s current and future offerings in Drama at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and contribute to the maintenance and development of the research program in drama.

The person

Applicants should possess qualifications in relevant disciplines, have a demonstrable record of excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and have an early record in research and publication. They should have a strong desire to further develop a successful and highly-productive research career in theatre studies, performance studies and/or creative practice, proven high level teaching skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the capacity to lead and work with multidisciplinary research teams and with industry groups.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic level B. The remuneration package will be in the range $92,142 - $109,419  p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $107,807 - $128,020 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 500588 Lecturer Drama.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Jason Jacobs on +61 7 335 2960 or  

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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