University of Cape Town - LECTURER Drama, Theatre and Performance

06 June, 2014

Built on a proud tradition of excellence, The University of Cape Town’s Drama Department is committed to nurturing creative and academic achievement within the context of a vibrant local and international performing arts community. We are seeking a dynamic individual to continue this tradition of excellence.

Requirements include:

  • A PhD or MA in Drama or Masters Qualification in a cognate field. (In the case of an MA, the candidate will commit to pursuing PhD studies.)
  • A proven track record in lecturing academic aspects of Drama, Theatre and Performance to both post- and undergraduate students.
  • Proficiency in exploring aspects of lectures through Group Practicals. A capability to tutor in at least one of these aspects; Acting, Voice, Movement, or Theatre-making.

An ability to either direct, design theatre, or applied theatre projects is advantageous.

The responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:

  • Plan, implement, coordinate and lecture academic and practical aspects of Drama, Theatre and Performance across all 4 undergraduate years, but especially the 1st year.
  • Coordinate, plan and teach on Academic Development Programmes.
  • Supervise postgraduate studies as appropriate to their expertise.
  • Tutor Acting, Voice, Movement or Theatre -making as appropriate.
  • Present sustained Research into Drama, Theatre and Performance, both written and practical.

The annual cost of employment, including benefits is R 484 656.

To apply, please e-mail the completed UCT Application form (HR201) and all other relevant documentation as indicated on the form, with the subject line “Lecturer: Drama” followed by the reference number to Ms. Lily Nombombo at

Address: Staff Recruitment and Selection, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch, 7700, South Africa.

Telephone: +27 21 650 5084             Faculty/Departmental website:

The application form can be downloaded at An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Reference number: SR042/14            Closing date: 14 July 2014                

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at

UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

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