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Canterbury Christ Church University: Artistic Researcher in Dance

Deadline: 15 Jun 2016

Salary: £37,768 - £46,414 pro rata p/a

Role: Artistic Researcher Dance

Company: Canterbury Christ Church University


Phone: 01227 767700


Applications are invited for the post of 0.2 Artistic Researcher in Dance. This is a unique post for a high-profile freelance artist with expert knowledge of the professional field. The post would be designed to fit around a busy performing schedule and would therefore be ideal for those candidates who are nationally/internationally active.

On the basis of a very positive result in the recent REF2014 exercise and subsequent increase in research funding, the School of Music and Performing Arts at Canterbury Christ University is looking to further develop its team of practice-based researchers, by seeking high-profile artists in three distinct areas: Commercial Music/Creative Music Technology, Dance and Drama. The School is active globally, with recent research projects across Europe, but also in North and Central America, Africa, Asia and Australasia. It has a diverse community of postgraduate researchers, many of whom have a background in Music/Sonic Art and increasingly in Performing Arts disciplines. The School of Music and Performing Arts also works closely with the Centre for Practice-Based Research in delivering cutting-edge research events and the ideal candidate for the role would work with the Centre to develop events around their own artistic practice.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of School, your responsibilities will include innovative research in your chosen specialism; assisting the School with public engagement activities throughout the year and helping to forge relationships with high-profile external partners. You will engage in individual/collaborative research and dissemination/publication to be entered into the current REF cycle and will contribute to some teaching activities related to your research. You will work as part of a programme and will be expected to lead a number of performances/workshops around your own artistic practice.


You must demonstrate a sustained contribution to practice-based research at the highest international level.
You will have an ability to work independently and professionally as part of a team using your initiative, problem-solving and decision making skills and you will have sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in one or more of the following:
· arts education (pedagogy, philosophy, sociology)
· embodiment/embodied identity
· interdisciplinary practice
· choreography/devising.
You will also have a commitment to on-going professional, research and scholarly development and there would be School support, if desired, towards gaining a PhD (if not already held).

Additional Information

This post comes with excellent benefits and an opportunity to work in an enthusiastic, vibrant and friendly School within walking distance of the Canterbury City Centre.

Interviews are to be held: Shortly after close date

How to apply

To apply online, please click the ‘Apply for this job’ on their vacancies page:

Please note, Canterbury Christ Church University reserve the right to bring the closing date of this position forward where a high volume of applications are received.

For posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV and any supporting documents.

If you require further information regarding the post please feel free to contact Prof. Matthew Wright, Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange on 01227 767700 ext. 3747 (strictly no agencies, thank you) or via email: quoting reference number FAH0605.
If you require further information regarding the application process please contact the Recruitment Team at quoting reference number FAH0605.

Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

Please ensure you include EMAIL contact details of two employment referees in your application, one of which must be your current/ most recent line manager.

No agencies, thank you