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LASALLE College of the Arts

Archived: Programme Leader (BA(Hons) Acting)

LASALLE College of the Arts is Asia’s leading contemporary arts and design institution with 30 diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in arts and design. LASALLE provides a nurturing, interdisciplinary learning environment to inspire the next generation of forward-looking, globally engaged artists, designers and leaders of creative industries. Its faculty comprises a community of award-winning artists, designers, educators and researchers, whose practice-led research sets LASALLE apart as an international centre of excellence. LASALLE is ranked within the top 151-200 institutions globally for art and design (QS World University Rankings 2022). It is set to become part of Singapore’s new university of the arts, which is currently under development.

The School of Dance & Theatre resides in the Faculty of Performing Arts and the School is a leader in contemporary performance practices in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Dedicated to developing thoughtful, reflective and adventurous talents for the performing arts sector, the School offers a range of Diploma and BA(Hons) programmes in Dance, Acting, Musical Theatre, Performance and Theatre Production and Management. It is well-known for its experimental and interdisciplinary approaches, hallmarked by top-class performance venues for student performances and presentations.

The School of Dance & Theatre is seeking to appoint a Programme Leader for the BA(Hons) Acting programme.

Reporting to the Dean of Performing Arts and Head of School of Dance & Theatre, you will be the main Acting lecturer teaching into the programme as well as be responsible for the academic leadership and management of the programme with the aim of achieving students’ learning outcomes. Your key responsibilities include overseeing the curriculum and its continuing development, the planning and coordination of classes and managing students’ performances and productions relevant to the programme. As a leader, you will set the tone and direction of the programme to meet high standards of excellence. You will also manage the programme efficiently within the allocated resources and budget, which includes selection and management of part-time staff and a range of visiting artists.

In addition to academic administration, the Programme Leader also undertakes teaching of Acting skills and Stanislavskian and post-Stanislavskian techniques. The ideal candidate would be conservatoire trained and should be able to teach some of the following elements: theatre history, improvisation, acting for screen, performance for musicals or other specialized performance techniques. The ideal candidate may direct student performances at times.

As Programme Leader, you will also provide strong and active commitment to the encouragement and furtherance of staff professional development, practice and research, and we encourage applications from individuals with an established professional practice. A research profile (practice research or publication) is also desirable.

Requirements:

  • Postgraduate qualification or equivalence, preferably PhD or equivalent with substantial professional practice as an actor or director.
  • At least 10 years of tertiary-level teaching experience with knowledge of Higher Education Quality Assurance Framework and at least 5 years of full-time professional experience either in directing or acting.
  • Some experience of teaching performance within a multicultural context, and an awareness of the performing arts industry in Singapore.
  • At least 7 years or the equivalent in course/programme management and the supervision and development of teaching staff or equivalent relevant management experience.
  • Substantial knowledge of the academic framework of higher education in arts institutions.
  • Knowledge of contextualising academic programme content, managing curriculum planning, programme budget and programme delivery.
  • Teacher training qualification is an advantage.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Ability to engage students through a range of delivery modes.
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team and collaborate with colleagues at all levels.
  • Good pastoral care skills would be advantageous.
  • A positive attitude to research in performance and educational fields with preferably a personal research profile and willingness to mentor emerging researchers.

Please submit your letter of interest, current curriculum vitae and any relevant supporting materials, indicating current and expected salary, by email to: hr_1@lasalle.edu.sg or in writing (stating clearly the position applied for on the envelope) to:

Director & Chief Human Resource Officer
Division of Human Resources & Organisation Development
LASALLE College of the Arts
1 McNally Street
Singapore 187940

Closing date is 31 July 2022 or until position is filled.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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