Digital Performance

Digital Performance has emerged out of two mutually informing sets of knowledge: performance knowledge as a basis for understanding digital practices (e.g. human-computer interaction) and digital or technological knowledge as a realm for performance philosophy and practice.  It has become a key theme in the research and teaching of performance departments worldwide, often with interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary collaboration at its heart.

You will develop a research profile that will contribute to the University’s ambition to excel at REF2020, with a sustained record of internationally excellent (and some world-leading) publications and a strong record of presentations at international conferences. Acting as catalyst for collaboration across the Faculty and the University, in partnership with your mentor you will organise seminars with international speakers, network at conferences and build local collaborations. You will also co-supervise PhDs, contribute to the current undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and participate in the development of future specialist postgraduate provision in Digital Performance.  You would also be expected to submit grant applications for a personal fellowship (e.g. AHRC, ERC) and small individual or networking research grants as well as work with colleagues across the School to submit larger grants.

You will have significant proven research experience within the field of Digital Performance, the ability to teach at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, as well as a clear and compelling vision for personal academic development.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

University Grade 8 (£38,511 to £45,954)

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Professor Sita Popat, tel: +44 (0)113 343 8716, email:

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