Lecturer (Dance)

Updated: 9 months ago
Deadline: 17 Nov 2019

  • $71,506 to $95,855 pa (ALEVA)
  • Fixed-term, Part-time, Mount Lawley Campus
  • Open to Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents

$71,506 - $95,855 pa (ALEVA)


WAAPA is a vibrant school of Edith Cowan University, recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of its graduates. The School provides the most comprehensive range of performing arts training in Australia, at vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Our world-class staff, working in state-of-the-art performance and teaching facilities, provide rigorous and specialised training of the highest order – all culminating to help our students realise their artistic dreams.

The Role

The Dance Program is looking to attract a highly motivated and dynamic person that will primarily teach into the Dance course, with particular emphasis on Contemporary dance for performance.  Being an experienced Contemporary Dance teacher and industry professional – the key responsibilities of the position include:
- Conducting practical classes, demonstrations, workshops and rehearsals
- Preparation and delivery of lectures and seminars, including the production of teaching materials.
- Marking, assessment and consultation with students
- Development of course material with appropriate advice from and support of more senior employees.
- Assist groups and individuals to overcome technical problems in their performance.

Selection Criteria

The role requires:
- A qualification in an appropriate field or significant demonstrable industry experience
- A Certificate IV in Training & Assessment or the ability to achieve one before end of 2020
- Demonstrated ability to coordinate, develop and teach units
- Commitment to and demonstrated achievement of excellence in teaching.
- The development of a choreographic commission every alternate year
- Demonstrated ability to apply community, industry and/or professional collaboration in your teaching performance in an educational setting.
- Professional Standing: demonstrated evidence of recognition as a discipline expert (external to your organisation), e.g. through recipient of prizes and awards; speaker and/or active participation at conferences and/or industry events; participation of and/or a member of an organising external committee; recognised participation in consultancy projects, in addition to the responsibilities detailed in this role statement, academic staff are expected to achieve and maintain the outcomes expected in the ECU Academic Staff Performance Expectations and Outcomes (ASPEO) Framework.

Candidates will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence.

Benefits & Remuneration

This position attract a remuneration of $71,506 to $95,855 (ALEVA) per annum plus 9.5% University superannuation contribution. Appointment to each level will be offered consummate with level of skills, experience and industry engagement.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services. For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Employment Opportunities website.


Interested applicants are encouraged to call Ms Susan Peacock (Head of Dance) on (08) 9370 6462 for more information.

How to Apply

Please complete a statement (maximum of 3 pages) addressing the above listed selection criteria and attach with your resume at the end of the online application. 

Closing Date

Applications close Sunday 17th November 2019 at 11.30pm (AWST).


ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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