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Jun 11 2019

Faculty Associate Lecturer / Lecturer, Contemporary African Diaspora Dance Forms

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

The UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts invites applicants for the position of Associate Lecturer or Lecturer to teach courses in the Dance Department beginning in the Fall 2019 semester. This is a nine-month (academic year), fixed terminal appointment.

Summary
The Associate Lecturer/Lecturer will teach undergraduate courses in one or more of the following: Contemporary African diasporic forms of Hip-Hop, Jazz and Tap. Candidates will also be expected to create works on student dancers for faculty/guest concerts. In addition, they should maintain academic and/or creative research and professional contacts with local, state and national associations. Further opportunities may include teaching other courses related to areas of expertise
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The UWM Peck School of the Arts is one of the largest and most comprehensive arts schools in the region. It has over 1,600 majors and offers degree programs in art, dance, film, music, and theatre. Dance at UW-Milwaukee is committed to the development of skillful and vibrant dance artists and educators in their pursuit of a comprehensive education built upon diverse practices, research, and community engagement. Our innovative curriculum integrates multiple disciplines and somatic practices, creating a learning environment that prioritizes a balance of body and mind knowledge with informed, creative expression. Outside of the classroom, our students are involved with 100% of the city’s professional dance companies, including Danceworks, Ko-Thi, Wild Space, Oni, Milwaukee Ballet, The PlayGround and more.

Qualifications
Qualified candidates must possess a terminal degree (MFA in Dance or PhD in Dance, Performing Arts or a related field) by the start of the appointment. In addition, qualified candidates must possess a minimum of one year of teaching experience in higher education. Preferred qualifications for the position include experience in teaching Contemporary African diasporic dance forms; an artistic practice with an emphasis on community engagement and/or social justice; and experience/practice in somatic modalities

How to Apply
To view the complete posting and submit an application, please visit this posting on our Career Opportunities page at the following link: http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/28999. Completed online applications must include a letter of application addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications as identified above; curriculum vitae (not more than 10 pages in length); and a one-page document listing the names, titles, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. Also required are a one-page teaching philosophy and a one-page work sample description with online links to both choreographic and performance samples. This is a continuous posting. Review of applications will begin June 24, 2019, and continue until the positions are filled. Applications received after June 23, 2019, may not receive consideration. For position inquiries, please contact Lucas Olivieri at olivierl@uwm.edu.

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Peck School of the Arts
Department of Dance

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Faculty.

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