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Id: 10126



Other Performing Arts




Job Title:

Lecturer in Contemporary Urban Dance

Organisation Name:

Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Organisation URL:


Leeds - North East


30,239 - 34,041


Part Time

Date Posted:


Closing Date:



Job Description & Person Specification:

Northern School of Contemporary Dance is an international centre of excellence offering specialist, conservatoire-level dance education in an intimate and bespoke setting. Based in Leeds, we attract committed aspiring dance artists locally, nationally and internationally. 

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, highly motivated individual with a desire to make a meaningful and fulfilling contribution to the school. 

NSCD is seeking to appoint a: Lecturer in Contemporary Urban Dance (2 year fixed term contract) 0.8 FTE 

The post holder will lead and deliver on our new one year Certificate of Higher Education in Contemporary Urban Dance programme, investing in the training, education and creative development of emerging urban dance artists. We are looking for a dynamic and resourceful individual who will work with colleagues to contribute to the planning and development, in areas such as curriculum content, student support, guest tutor input, assessment and the student experience. The post holder will manage the oversight and administration of the programme and contribute to its promotion and student recruitment. It is essential that the successful candidate has up to date informed knowledge and experience of teaching with safe practice. 

S/he/they will be able to deliver across at least three of the following areas of study: 
  • Urban dance styles and techniques including Hip hop 
  • Performance
  • Creative practice
  • Social and historical contexts surrounding urban dance 
It is desirable that candidates have experience of teaching within Higher Education and could additionally contribute to the teaching of Contemporary dance technique. Applicants should ideally hold a degree (or professional vocational equivalent) and have a number of years of professional industry experience working in a related urban dance field. It would also be desirable for candidates to hold or be working towards a recognised teaching qualification e.g. PGCE or PGCERT in Teaching in Higher Education, however NSCD will offer this through professional development to the suitable candidate. 

Hours of work: Minimum of 37 hours per week (pro rata)
Remuneration: 30,239 - 34,041 per annum (pro rata)  
To apply for this role, please email Geraldine McDowall, HR Manager, for a full job description and application form. 

For any further information, please contact Darren Carr, Director of Studies, on 0113 2193010 or by email

Closing date for applications: 10th December 2019 (noon)
Interviews: Week commencing 13th January 2020 

Applicants are welcome to submit a CV alongside the completed application form and online monitoring form, but unaccompanied CVs will not be considered. 

Northern School of Contemporary Dance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff to demonstrate this commitment in every aspect of their work. The School is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.





Geraldine McDowall






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