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GRANT WOOD FELLOW IN INTERDISCIPLINARY PERFORMANCE

Requisition # 74358

Position Basics


Type of PositionOTHER
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Monday, January 3rd, 2022
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Dance

Salary


Salary:$40,000.00 - $40,000.00

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The University of Iowa Division of Performing Arts seeks applications from emerging to mid-career artists in dance making, choreography and/or performance for the Grant Wood Fellowship Program for the 2022-2023 academic year. We welcome candidates of diverse social identities to join our faculty and contribute to the heterogeneous and multi-perspective culture of our Department.



The performing arts fellowship rotates between the three departments in the Division of Performing Arts: the Department of Dance, the Department of Theatre Arts, and the School of Music.



Fellowship recipient responsibilities:



• Teach one course each in the fall and the spring semesters, which could include advanced courses in contemporary movement practices and/or choreography



• Present a public lecture



• Create a choreographed or devised work for/with the University of Iowa Dance Company (UIDC), our student repertory company, to be performed during the UIDC season in Spring 2023



• Participate in limited public outreach/promotion activities (e.g.: discussion of your work with a local arts organizations, workshops, showings, and performances)



Fellows receive:




  • An appointment as a Grant Wood Visiting Assistant Professor in Dance.

  • $40,000 salary and benefits

  • Private office

  • Furnished housing (off- campus residence)



Review of Applications will begin February 15, 2022 and continue until filled.



Applications must include:




  • Curriculum vitae

  • Letter of application including a statement on your preparation to contribute to departmental and campus-wide initiatives toward diversity and inclusion, with evidence of a demonstrated commitment to these tenets

  • A research statement addressing the nature and significance of your choreographic creative research

  • A statement of teaching philosophy for contemporary movement practice and dance composition courses

  • Links to 3-5 samples of body-based creative research, completed works of any length may be submitted, no excerpts

  • Three letters of recommendation



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.

Education Requirement:

MFA degree in Dance

Required Qualifications:

  • University-level teaching experience

  • Creative research rooted in rigorous body-based studio practice

  • Demonstrated ability to work across disciplines in the visual and performing arts (i.e. visual art, digital arts, music, and/or theater)

  • A record of innovation in body-based creative research

  • Demonstrated preparation to participate in departmental and campus-wide initiatives toward diversity and inclusion and evidence of a commitment to these tenets. 

Desirable Qualifications:

We welcome candidates whose practices sit at intersections of concert dance idioms and/or popular, global, or community-based dance forms. These could include but are not limited to: African, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx and/or Afro-fusion forms, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Vogueing, Wacking, J-Setting and/or any other African diasporic dance practices determined by their area(s) of specialization. 


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Research Statement
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Links to 3-5 samples
 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.   

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.


Contact Information


Contact:Melia R Pieper - melia-pieper@uiowa.edu
Clas-Clas Administration
Schaeffer Hall
20 East Washington Street
210 SH
Iowa City, IA 52242
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 Institutional Equity, 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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