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ASST PROF OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND CHOREOGRAPHY

Requisition # 73510

Position Basics


Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Dance

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

Teach all levels of contemporary concert dance techniques (modern dance and ballet) and dance composition (beginning to advanced). Preference will be given to applicants: 1) who possess the qualifications and experience to demonstrate instructional versatility in ballet and modern dance techniques and their intersections; 2) who are active and accomplished choreographers; 3) with demonstrated capacity to teach graduate-level courses in dance composition. We will look to our new faculty colleague to provide leadership in designing and delivering rigorous curricula in dance technique and composition for an ever-evolving field. Professional creative research in choreography is required. Participation in departmental concerts through choreographic production and student mentoring is expected. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to the delivery of other dance courses related to the candidate’s areas of expertise and departmental needs. Responsibilities may include undergraduate student advising, supervision of graduate student independent projects and theses, direction of the UI student dance company, and attending to other departmental and university service assignments. We especially welcome candidates of diverse social identities to join our faculty, and to contribute to the heterogeneous and multi-perspective culture of our Department.



Review of applications will begin Dec. 1, 2018 and continue until filled.



The Department of Dance and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.



Building on university, collegiate, and departmental commitments to diversity and inclusion, the department seeks candidates who can contribute to fostering an inclusive community through their teaching, research and service. The department encourages candidates to discuss their preparation for contributing in such ways in their letter of application.



 

Education Requirement:

M.F.A. degree in Dance, in hand by the start date.

Required Qualifications:

Strong record of professional experience; experience teaching beginning to advanced courses in ballet and modern dance techniques; record of achievement and productivity in choreographic research; relevant expertise to teach graduate-level courses in dance composition; university-level teaching experience; excellent communication; administrative skills; qualifications to teach at least one of the following: ballet and/or modern dance pedagogy, somatic practices, courses in collaborative devising and producing, global dance practices, and dance kinesiology. 

Desirable Qualifications:

A minimum of three years of university-level teaching experience; demonstrated capacity for course development and design; administrative experience; professional links to a variety of dance networks and organizations; general IT proficiency. 


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Research Statement addressing creative research
Links to 3-5 work samples of choreography
Two course syllabi, 1 technique and 1 composition
Names, affiliations, contact info for 3 addl. ref.
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

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Contact Information


Contact:Kellie A Kucera - kellie-kucera@uiowa.edu
Clas-Performing Arts
Voxman Music Building
93 East Burlington Street
1400 M VOX
Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 319-335-1606
Department URL: https://dance.uiowa.edu/



The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

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