University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee — Visiting Assistant Professor, Dance Practice and Pedagogy

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Peck School of the Arts
Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Practice and Pedagogy

The Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee invites applications for a One-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance for the 2018-2019 academic year. This position carries the possibility of renewal.

Qualified applicants Candidate must have a terminal degree (MFA in Dance or PhD in Dance, Performing Arts or a related field) by the start of the appointment; artistic practice with an emphasis on community engagement and/or social justice; at least 1-year of teaching in higher education that includes at least one of the following: African Diasporic or contemporary dance forms (ballet/jazz/modern, etc.) or teaching methods or composition. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in teaching dance pedagogy and/or West African Dance and/or African Diasporic dance and/or diverse global dance forms. Preferred qualifications also include experience/practice in somatic modalities. The visiting faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the following: dance technique, composition, and teaching methods. Further opportunities may include teaching other courses related to areas of expertise.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is one of two doctoral-granting institutions in the University of Wisconsin System. The Peck School is Wisconsin’s leading comprehensive arts education institution. The Department of Dance offers the following programs of study: Dance BA, Dance BFA in Performance & Choreography: Contemporary Dance, MFA in Performing Arts: Dance; a Minor in Somatics and a Minor in Dance Performance.

Applications seeking consideration must apply online at (posting url). Application materials just be uploaded electronically and need to include resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter outlining qualifications, statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page work sample description with online links to compositions and/or performance samples, and a one-page description of recent and project creative and/or scholarly research.

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. UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu/, or call UWM’s Office of Student Life, Mellencamp Hall 118 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

For questions about this position or further information, contact Samantha Thorstad, HR Manager, at 414-229-5947 or email: thorstad@uwm.edu 

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