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									              Lecturer in Dance
         Dance History and Culture, Critical
          Studies/Performance Analysis,
              Choreological Studies
           (Part-time/Full-Time, Permanent)

              Job Details - Contents

Page 2                                  Job Advertisement

Page 3                                     Job Description

Page 6                                Person Specification

Page 7                               Conditions of Service

                                 Information on Laban and
Page 8                              Trinity College of Music

(Part-time, from April 2010, could be a job share, 0.4–0.8 FTE or full-time from
September 2010) depending on areas of expertise offered. This includes 0.3 maternity
cover in choreological studies September 2010 – March 2011.

Salary: £33,028 – £38,821 per annum (pro-rata) including LWA
Final salary pension scheme

An opportunity to join the vibrant team of dance artists and scholars teaching at Trinity
Laban. Teaching will be based largely at the Laban site, but opportunity to be involved in
work across Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is envisaged. You should be
an experienced dance academic practitioner who could contribute in the areas of dance
history/cultural studies/critical studies/performance analysis, research methods and
supervision of dissertations. In addition to the above areas, we are looking for maternity
cover in the area of choreological studies (dance analysis based in Laban’s system of
movement analysis).

You should be actively engaged with artistic and academic debates within the arts and
interested in collaborative practice. You would be expected to maintain an active research
profile. Responsibilities of the post include teaching in the some or all of the above areas,
plus contributions to the following: study skills, module/component leading, assessing and
report writing, academic tutoring, interviewing of prospective students.

Trinity Laban is the UK’s first conservatoire of music and contemporary dance. Its mission is
to provide specialist education of the highest quality, which reflects the increasingly
collaborative world of artistic practice and supports the lifelong career development of
students and professional performing artists. At the leading edge of music and dance
training, Trinity Laban is forward thinking, contemporary and world-class.

For a job pack and application form, please go to the vacancies page of our website
http://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/ or contact Paula Emms, HR Assistant, Trinity Laban
Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Creekside, London SE8 3DZ. Telephone: 020 8469 9476.
Email: pemms@trinitylaban.ac.uk

Closing date: 23 February 2010 (no agencies)

Interview date: W/c 8 March 2010

CVs will not be accepted unless accompanied by a completed application form

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is committed to equal opportunities
and diversity.
Trinity Laban’s programmes which fall within the UK framework for higher education qualifications are validated by City
University London. Trinity Laban, a company Limited by guarantee, is registered in England: King Charles Court, Old Royal
Naval College, London SE10 9JF. Company No. 51090. Registered Charity No. 309998
Trinity Laban incorporates:



Post responsible to: Line Manager

Responsible for: duties and responsibilities outlined below.

The scope of duties of teaching staff will be determined on an annual basis by the line
manager in consultation with the lecturer and those responsible for the staffing of the
programmes. This offers the opportunity for review of the lecturer’s activities and provides a
means for discussing and developing the individual in relation to the strategic needs of
Laban, as indicated in the Performance Management Policy document (available from the
Head of Human Resources).

This job description sets out the duties of the post of Lecturer at the time it was drawn up.
Such duties may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties
of the level of responsibility entailed. Such variations are a common occurrence and cannot
of themselves justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post.

Summary of duties and responsibilities
This post is based at the Laban site, but it is hoped there will be opportunity to be involved in
work across Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Lecturers are expected to support the mission and vision of Trinity Laban in respect of: its
development and maintenance as a centre of excellence for learning and teaching in dance;
its commitment to developing high-calibre, versatile dance artists for a range of professional
contexts; its cultivation of a culture of experimentation, innovation, enquiry and lifelong
learning; its promotion of cross-arts and collaborative working practices; its collaboration with
the dance industry and other professional contexts; its commitment to social inclusion and
regeneration; its participation at local, national and international level.

A lecturer’s responsibilities will normally involve:

   Learning and Teaching: teaching on HE programmes and/or within the context of
    education/community/outreach activities; high quality teaching performance; setting and
    delivering assessments; auditions; preparedness to be involved with teaching innovation
    and new developments in learning and teaching

   Teaching–related (academic and administrative) duties and responsibilities: engaging in
    academic/teaching related/other administrative duties for the HE programmes, and
    involvement in developing initiatives in appropriate areas; tutoring of students

   Professional development/research: artistic/creative work/scholarly activity and/or
    research; a developing professional/research profile

   Consultancy and/or income generation: engaging, where appropriate, in consultancy
    work or other income generating activity commensurate with the field of expertise and
    contributing to the strategic objectives of Trinity Laban

   Contribution to the life of Trinity Laban: engaging in collegiate activities

Main responsibilities and duties

Learning and teaching, and teaching–related (academic and administrative) duties
and responsibilities will be based at Laban

   Planning, preparing and delivering classes, lectures, tutorials and projects that respond
    effectively to a variety of backgrounds, learning styles and group sizes

   Motivating students to a thorough understanding of the subject areas; giving meaningful
    and constructive feedback on the quality of student work that will show a relationship to
    the profession and/or artistic and academic practice, and acknowledge transferable

   Exploring new learning strategies and teaching methods, taking account of the need to
    generate high level understanding from students; incorporating initiatives into teaching
    such as those embedded in Trinity Laban’s Strategic Plan, programme revisions,
    procedural changes

   Contributing to developing innovative assessment methods as appropriate

   Assessing and grading students’ assessment tasks to agreed criteria

   Tutoring of students: subject based and relating to students’ academic profile and

   Where applicable, contributing to producing and curating students’ choreographic,
    project and repertory work

   Responding professionally and competently to student needs or problems, ensuring
    confidentiality where necessary, and referring students to appropriate support and

   Undertaking programme-related administration, co-ordinating activities, contributing
    ideas for the development of student work and communicating with colleagues and
    students in an appropriate manner and in good time

   Contributing as a member of various programme, research and/or or learning and
    teaching teams/committees, and participating in curriculum development and/or project
    grant applications

   Contributing to recruitment, audition and induction of students

Lecturers are expected to attend punctually for teaching and assessment commitments, and
to meet deadlines set for submission of reports and results.

Professional responsibilities

   Managing own artistic output, research or other scholarly activity, with an implied
    emphasis on the dividend of such deeper understanding for students, the public profile
    of Trinity Laban and the contribution to the national and international arenas of dance to
    which Trinity Laban belongs

   Liaising with external organisations at national and international levels

Consultancy and/or income generation

   Engaging, where appropriate, in consultancy work or other income generating
    activity commensurate with the field of expertise and contributing to the strategic
    objectives of Trinity Laban

Contribution to the life of Trinity Laban

   Engaging in collegiate activities such as open events, open staff meetings,
    student and artists’ concerts, open lectures, research lectures, general meetings,
    artistic events, fundraising events; initiating collegiate/artistic/scholarly activities



Knowledge/qualifications: MA and/or equivalent professional level of experience in
dance; substantial knowledge of subject area applied for; substantial professional
engagement with dance training at degree level; understanding of the current and
future needs of the dance profession and community.

Learning and Teaching: understands learning and teaching issues in relation to
current demands of the dance profession and higher education; evidences
commitment to a student-centred approach to learning; evidences willingness to work
with others in implementing learning and teaching methods that enable students to
achieve intended learning outcomes; able to assume leadership of
modules/components within a programme of study.

Quality assurance: able to work under guidance to operate structures for monitoring
quality and academic standards.

Communication: able to work in a team work through consultation, co-operation and
mutual professional respect.

Self motivation: evidences capacity to set and meet own objectives.

Teamwork: able to accept and fulfil delegated responsibility; respects ideas and
expertise of others; able to work in co-operation with others and to assume
leadership in designated subject-specific areas; appreciates own strengths and

Organisation: works systematically; uses time efficiently; meets priorities and

Professional Standing: evidences a record of professional/artistic development a
research profile and a commitment to continuing professional development.

Summary of Personal Qualities: a team player; well organised; able to prioritise
and meet deadlines; self-motivated; IT literate.




Contract:         Permanent full-time or part-time, subject to a six-month
                  probationary period.

Hours:            Thirty-five per week (or pro-rata) with a daily lunch break of
                  one hour.

Salary Scale:     Trinity Laban Salary Scale, Grade 7, Incremental Points 30 –
                  36, £33,028 - £38,821 p.a. (or pro-rata), inclusive of a London
                  Weighting Allowance of £3,175 p.a.(or pro-rata)

Annual Leave:     40 days, or pro-rata, plus statutory Public and Bank Holidays.

Location:         You will be based at the Laban site, but it is hoped there will be
                  opportunity to work across Trinity Laban Conservatoire of
                  Music and Dance.

Pension Scheme:   The successful candidate will be eligible to join the Teachers’
                  Pension Scheme (TPS). Employees contribute at the rate of
                  6.4% of the pensionable salary. Trinity Laban pays the
                  employer’s contribution which is currently at the rate of 14.1%
                  of pensionable salary.

Sick Pay:         Trinity Laban operates the Statutory Sick Pay Scheme, and
                  staff may be eligible for benefits in excess of this under Trinity
                  Laban’s own sick pay scheme.

Car Parking:      A limited number of parking spaces is available at both sites,
                  subject to availability.

Cafeteria:        Our Cafeterias/Licensed Bars at both sites serve a range of hot
                  and cold drinks and snacks.

Events:           There is a wide range of music and dance performances each
                  week, many of which are free to members of staff.

Childcare:        Trinity Laban operates the Busy Bees childcare voucher
                  scheme. Details are available on request from the HR


In 2005, Laban joined nearby Trinity College of Music to form Trinity Laban
Conservatoire of Music and Dance. The pairing of these two leading organisations
has created a diverse community of performers, choreographers, composers,
designers, teachers, researchers and writers. As the traditional divisions between art
forms blur, Trinity Laban provides its students with unique collaborative opportunities
in an environment of creative and technical excellence. We encourage our students
to explore the ever-evolving art forms of music and dance, and provide the real-world
skills they need to become the artistic leaders of the future.


Laban is one of Europe’s leading centres for the training of professional
contemporary dance artists. It is a creative and cosmopolitan community of
performers, choreographers, teachers and researchers, and attracts students from
around the globe.

We have the largest team of specialist contemporary dance teachers in the world as
well as exceptional facilities. Our state-of-the-art building won the UK’s highest
architectural award - the RIBA Stirling Prize for ‘Building of the Year’ - and recently
topped The Daily Telegraph’s list of the most inspiring buildings in Britain.

At Laban we are training the leading dance artists of tomorrow - we provide our
students with the best artistic training and the skills they need to succeed in the
professional world. Laban was the highest ranked dance institution in both the
Guardian Higher Education/University League Tables 2010 and the National Student
Survey 2009 of Student Satisfaction, and we are proud to say 100% of our 2007-08
graduate cohort was in employment or further study six months after graduating
(statistic from the Higher Education Statistics Agency).

Trinity College of Music

Located in the beautiful Wren designed King Charles Court at the Old Royal Naval
College in Greenwich, Trinity College of Music is one of the UK’s leading centres for
the training of professional musicians. It is a creative and cosmopolitan community
of performers, composers, teachers and researchers. The College runs a vibrant
programme of performances and festivals as well as groundbreaking education,
community and social-inclusion schemes. In 2005, Trinity College of Music and
Laban, a leading centre of contemporary dance, came together to form Trinity Laban
Conservatoire of Music and Dance.


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