Lecturer (Teaching & Research) in Scenography and Design-led Performance

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7102431 (Ref.No. AHCPC1049)
Posted: June 14, 2022

Job Description

Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out teaching and research in the fields of scenography and design-led performance? Do you have a research strength in one of the following areas; contemporary scenography/performance design; visual and/or immersive theatre; design for digital performance; audience experience of performance design; socially-applied scenography? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group University? 

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual with disciplinary expertise in Scenography and Design-led Performance. You will have a strong track record of producing high quality research outputs and may also have attracted funding to support your developing research agenda. You will be expected to undertake the normal range of duties that arises in connection with the teaching of both undergraduate and postgraduate modules, including lecturing, tutorials, seminar/workshop delivery, dissertation supervision, and assessment. You will serve as a committed academic personal tutor and be able and willing to support undergraduates and postgraduates effectively throughout their time at University. You will also have the opportunity to supervise Research Postgraduate students.

This role will contribute to our internationally recognised work in Performance Design education and research in the School, both at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. It will develop further and may, at some time, lead our MA Performance Design programme, feeding into our other UG and PGT programmes as appropriate. These are housed in a School which also specialises in practice-based teaching in theatre and performance and the role will enjoy productive exchanges with BA Theatre and Performance (including its ‘with Enterprise’ pathway). 

The School of Performance and Cultural Industries (PCI) provides innovative leadership in the field of performance and across the arts and cultural industries. Our work is characterised by being socially engaged – deeply rooted in and connected to the arts and culture, and the roles that these play in society. We have a strong interdisciplinary ethos which leads us to collaborate across the University, as well as with universities and cultural sector partners around the world. As educators, we investigate the creation of cultural artefacts, movements and events, exploring how cultural activity changes the lives of artists, audiences and people in the wider world. Through our teaching and our research we develop understandings about creativity and cultural activity, how it is applied in our everyday lives and its power to drive change.

With relevant research and teaching experience and a PhD, you will have the ability to make an outstanding contribution to the dynamic research life of the School and you will be passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:  

Prof Jonathan Pitches, Head of School of Performance and Cultural Industries

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 8718, email: [email protected] 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Performance & Cultural Industries (PCI)
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
Working Time:  Post available from 1 September 2022
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Monday 13 June 2022
Closing Date:  Sunday 10 July 2022
Reference:  AHCPC1049


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