The Humanities Collegiate Division and the Committee on Theater & Performance Studies at the University of Chicago are accepting applications for a part-time benefits-eligible Lecturer in Dance, for a two year-term, starting September 1, 2018, with the possibility of reappointment for another one-year term. In addition to teaching introductory and advanced courses, the Lecturer wil coordinate curricular and co-curricular offerings in dance.
A bachelor's degree is required, a MFA is preferred. Applicants must have at least five years of professional experience in dance and/or choreography as well as teaching experience at the university level, and ideally have experience leading ensemble and/or program development.
The teaching load of three to four courses in two or three quarters per academic year will include introductory and advanced courses in dance, encompassing classes in choreography, as well as classes in a variety of historical and/or contemporary dance idioms and, ideally, the history/theory of dance. In addition, the Lecturer will be tasked with developing a curriculum in dance that is calibrated to the capacities and interests of a diverse student body at a highly selective research university. The Lecturer will also work in partnership with colleagues at the university to support a vibrant co-curricular student dance culture, including serving as an advisor to student-run dance organizations, curating non-credit bearing master classes and workshops, and working directly with student dancers and choreographers on independent projects and career development. The assignment of courses and other duties will be determined annually by the Chair of the Committee on Theater & Performance Studies.
To apply for this position you must submit your application through the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities web-site, https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, select requisition #03754, and upload a current curriculum vitae; the names and contact information [email, regular mail, and telephone] for three references; a cover letter of no more than three pages in length that addresses professional experience, previous teaching experience, a vision for developing a dance program at a research university, and approaches to pedagogy.
This position is included in a bargaining unit represented by Local 73 of the Service Employees International Union.
Application deadline: July 12, 2018. Only complete applications will be considered.
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