Job Vacancy – UCC Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies

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Specific Purpose Whole Time Post

(Minimum Anticipated Duration of 5 Years)

UCC wishes to appoint a visionary leader, researcher and teacher in Theatre to the position of Senior Lecturer (the appointee will be expected to act as Head of Department on commencement and in the future as required); an energetic and committed individual willing to lead the Department of Theatre at UCC to the next level. The successful candidate should be in a position to support practice-based research which may include (but is not limited to): Contemporary Directing/Devising Practices; Physical Theatre / Dance; Playwriting / Writing for Performance; Dramaturgy; Applied Theatre; Intercultural Theatre & Performance, Interdisciplinary Performance; Theatre Management/Producing. S/he is expected to have a proven record in academic leadership. As Head of Department (when assuming this role) and part of a lively teaching team of practice-based researchers, s/he will coordinate and develop emergent postgraduate studies opportunities as well as rejuvenate, drive and develop UCC’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Performance Practices.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see   The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

For an informal discussion on the post please contact Professor Jools Gilson, Tel: +353-21-4904535 or email: Further details on the School are available on:

Appointment may be made on the Senior Lecturer Salary Scale: €67,778-€94,983 (Scale B); €65,481-€90,360 (Scale A). In all instances the successful appointment will be at the first point of the scale.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal. Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday 24th April 2018.

No late applications will be accepted.


Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector