Assistant Professor- Contemporary African And/Or Latin Diaspora
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Introduction (Description of
The Department of Dance in the Peck School of the Arts is hiring an
innovative dance artist, collaborator, and educator with embodied
expertise in African and/or Latin Diaspora dance forms to teach
across our curricula. The new faculty member will teach
undergraduate and graduate courses in Contemporary African and/or
Latin Diasporic dance practices as well as other related courses
through the lens of their expertise such as: composition,
improvisation, student repertory creation, and/or dance history.
The candidate should demonstrate a commitment to equity and
inclusion in their teaching, and an ability to make
cross-disciplinary connections in their course content.
Responsibilities of dance faculty include directing faculty/guest
concerts, creating new courses, and contributing to department,
college, and university service that includes recruitment,
outreach, mentorship, advising, and faculty governance. In
addition, faculty will maintain academic and/or creative research
and professional engagement with local, state, and national
associations. Our faculty engage in dance practice, scholarship,
and mentorship that is committed to interdisciplinary research,
community engagement, and social justice. Our innovative curriculum
integrates multiple dance disciplines and somatic practices,
creating a learning environment that prioritizes a balance of body
and mind knowledge with informed, creative practice and expression.
The faculty strive to locate our research and curricular material
in socio-cultural and historical contexts. The Department of Dance
produces four dance concerts per year and mentors approximately 55
undergraduate dance majors, 12 graduate students, and 35 dance
minors. We offer the following programs of study: BA in Dance, BFA
in Performance and Choreography, MFA in Dance, Dance Performance
Minor, and Somatics Minor. https://uwm.edu/arts/dance/
Candidates must have:
• A graduate degree (MFA in Dance or relevant field, and/or MA
Dance Education or relevant field with professional equivalent,) by
the start of the appointment
• At least 1-year (2 semesters of full course delivery) of teaching
in higher education
• Ample experience teaching African and/or Latin Diasporic dance
• A professional portfolio that demonstrates recent and ongoing
innovations in choreographic and creative research in area of
Highly qualified candidates may also possess:
• Experience teaching African and/or Latin Diasporic dance forms in
• An artistic practice that emphasizes one or more of the
following: interdisciplinary research, community engagement, and/or
• Experience teaching dance history or dance appreciation through a
• Experience in teaching and/or applying one or more of the
following: dance technologies, K-12 dance education and
certification, application of somatic movement practices, or
critical dance studies
Persons interested in being considered for this position must apply
through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment Site
located at https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/37524/
Completed online application will include the
following: 1) letter of application addressing the job
requirements, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) contact information for at
least two letters of recommendations, 4) one-page teaching
philosophy, 5) one sample syllabi from a course taught, 6) one-page
work sample description with online links to choreographic
This is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of
10/02/2023. To ensure consideration, applications must be
submitted by 10/01/2023
. Applications submitted after
10/01/2023 may not be reviewed.
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