Lecturer in Drama, Technological University Dublin (Permanent Wholetime)

10 February, 2023 by Tanya Dean | 0 comments

Lecturer in Drama, Technological University Dublin (Permanent Wholetime)

Permanent Wholetime Lecturer in Drama: Technological University Dublin Conservatoire. Please see https://www.tudublin.ie/vacancies/ for more details and to apply.

  1. Job Description

    Role Overview

    The Conservatoire is seeking to appoint a Permanent Wholetime Lecturer in Drama. The ideal candidate will be educated to Masters and PhD level in the area of Drama Performance, ideally with a specialist experience in vocal work/development and/or Shakespeare.

    The successful candidate will contribute to programme delivery at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the Conservatoire; they will be expected to engage in research and scholarly activity, and to contribute to the Conservatoire’s research and enterprise agenda.


The appointee will play an active role in the academic direction of courses including teaching, research, academic assessment and academic administration. The appointee should carry out such duties as are assigned by management including but not limited to:-

  1. a)  Teaching such assigned classes as deemed appropriate by management of the University, day or evening, up to 560 hours per annum including supervision of post-graduate students where appropriate. There will be a norm of 16 class contact hours per week, which may be varied by University management from 14 to 18 hours following consultation with the Lecturer. Where a lecturer is supervising a Tutor/Demonstrator, a reduction in teaching hours will be applied on the basis of one-hour reduction per three hours demonstration/tutorials supervised;

  2. b)  Carrying out assessment, monitoring and evaluation of examinations work, and providing an academic and consultative support to students in their learning activities;

  3. c)  Providing academic input on existing and new courses and course development;

  4. d)  Engaging in research, consultancy and development work as appropriate;

  5. e)  Participating in committees appropriate to courses and meetings convened by management;

  6. f)  Maintaining appropriate records and making available information as required by


  7. g)  Engaging in promotion including student recruitment as appropriate;

  8. h)  Participating in development, implementation and maintenance of academic quality assurance


  9. i)  Participating in appropriate activities necessary to the development of their

    department/school and the University;

  10. j)  Directing and supervising the work of Tutor/Demonstrator and taking academic responsibility

    for the academic standards of this work.

The performance of these duties will require attendance in addition to class contact hours during the normal working week.

The appointee shall carry out the lawful instructions of the President or authorised officer and comply with the requirements and regulations of the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science.

The provisions of the agreement with the Teachers’ Union of Ireland in the context of the Public Service Agreement as set out in Circular Letter 0026/2011 and Circular Letter 0052/2016 will apply to this post.

Principal Accountabilities

The tasks and duties associated with the post include playing a key role in the development, delivery and quality assurance of programmes at the Conservatoire. In addition to teaching, the role will involve curriculum development, programme management and administration, and pastoral care for students. The successful candidate will be required to be flexible and work on their own initiative as well as contributing to a team of professionals. The Conservatoire is seeking an enthusiastic team player who has a passion for teaching drama performance and who has the ability to network with colleagues and other stakeholders.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the appropriate mix of knowledge, experience, skills, talent and abilities as outlined below:


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A relevant first- or second-class honours degree from a recognised degree awarding authority, or an approved equivalent qualification (Essential)

A Master’s degree or a Level 9 qualification in any aspect of drama or performing arts studies, or a related discipline from a recognised degree-awarding authority; or a relevant qualification or certification in a drama or performing arts specialism. (Essential)

[Note: Master’s Degrees must have been obtained by thesis/examination]

A PhD/DFA in a relevant discipline (Desirable)


  • Three years’ appropriate industry or third-level teaching experience subsequent to obtaining an honours primary degree in a relevant discipline (Essential)

  • Teaching and/or professional expertise in two or more of the following areas: (i) voice and speech training, (ii) Shakespeare analysis and performance, (iii) acting for radio, (iv) scene study (Desirable)

  • Direct practical experience of the professional drama industries (stage, screen and/or audio): for example, acting, directing, dramaturgy (Desirable)

    Skills, talents & abilities

  • Ability to work in a team and interact effectively with students, colleagues and external stakeholders

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and participate in promotional, outreach and engagement activities of the School

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent teaching skills, with the abilities to connect with and support a diverse range of

    students in order to deliver a high-quality student experience that is distinctive and


  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to undertake academic administrative duties

  • Excellent IT skills with experience of software packages.


Eligibility to compete

Eligibility to compete is open to candidates who are citizens of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. The EEA comprises member states of the European Union along with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Other candidates may be eligible to compete subject to their having an appropriate work permit for the nature and duration of the position.

Terms and Conditions of Employment

A full statement of terms and conditions of employment will be given to the successful applicant in accordance with Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 and 2001.

The main terms and conditions of employment are as follows:

Tenure: Location:

The post will be offered on a Permanent Wholetime basis.

The successful candidate will initially be based in TU Dublin, Grangegorman but may be reassigned at the discretion of TU Dublin.


The Lecturer Salary Scale is:

• € €60,745 – €93,987

Appointments will be made at the appropriate point on the appropriate scale. Salary may be adjusted from time-to-time in line with Government pay policy. Incremental credit may apply in line with University policy,

Hours of work:

This is a wholetime post. In addition to teaching hours (up to 16 hours per week), attendance is required from Monday to Friday during the general working hours of the School and College.


The terms of the University’s Staff Induction policy and Probation procedure may apply.

Teaching qualifications for newly- appointed Academic staff

Please note that within three years of commencing employment all new academic staff appointed to the TU Dublin at Assistant Lecturer and Lecturer grades, who do not currently have a teaching qualification or equivalent will be facilitated to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching offered by the TU Dublin Learning and Teaching Centre.

Annual leave:

Annual Leave will be granted in accordance with the collective agreements approved by the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science from time to time for whole- time Lecturers.


This is a pensionable post. Specific details of the scheme will be dependent on the successful appointee’s individual status and therefore such details will be provided at the time of appointment.



Applicants should note that they will be required to complete a Pre- Employment Declaration to confirm whether or not they have previously availed of an Irish Public Service Scheme of incentivised early retirement or enhanced redundancy payment. Applicants will also be required to declare any entitlements to a Public Service pension benefit (in payment or preserved) from any other Irish Public Service employment.

Sick Leave:

The terms of the TU Dublin Sick Leave policy will apply. Sick leave will be in accordance with arrangements authorised from time to time by the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science.

Other conditions:

Nature of the post

The post will be on a permanent, wholetime and pensionable basis, subject to the terms of the provisions of the Technological Universities Act 2018.


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