University of Cape Town - SENIOR LECTURER/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR 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.
  • A proven track record in teaching Acting (especially to senior undergraduate students) and also Directing to both post- and undergraduate students.
  • A proven track record of directing both professional and student theatre productions.
  • 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 significant record of research which may include creative works and/or published articles.

The following are advantageous:

  • Demonstrate leadership and administrative abilities within the context of a tertiary institution.
  • An ability to teach in at least Voice, Movement or Acting for Camera.

The responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:

  • Plan, implement, coordinate and teach Practical Acting courses at senior undergraduate level.
  • Plan, implement, coordinate and lecture academic and practical aspects of Drama, Theatre and Performance across all 4 undergraduate years.
  • Supervise postgraduate studies as appropriate to their expertise.
  • Direct student Theatre Productions.
  • Continue to add to their Creative Work Profile and/ or demonstrate research into Drama, Theatre and Performance, both written and practical.

The annual cost of employment, including benefits is R 595 903 (Senior Lecturer) or R 703 161 (Associate Professor).

Appointment will take place at the appropriate level in alignment with the Faculty’s criteria for promotion.

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 “SL/AP 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             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: SR041/14            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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