The Department of Dance at the University of Washington in Seattle invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance to start in September 2020. This position has a nine-month service period.
The UW Department of Dance is growing and changing. We currently serve 65 majors in our BA program, 90 minors, and six graduate students earning MFAs. In addition, we serve over 800 non-majors each year. Our students, staff, and faculty aspire to create a community built on respect, equity, collaboration, and empathy. We recognize that diversity is essential to the existence and prolificacy of dance, and critical to the creation of a more just and inclusive dance field. By striving to promote an environment welcoming to people of all cultures, races, sexes, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities and/or expressions, ages, religions, and economic statuses, we believe creativity, critical thinking, and self-expression can thrive. To that end, we are working on a re-visioning of our department that involves conversations and trainings about equity, inclusion, and access, as well as the ongoing diversification of our curriculum, faculty expertise, and concert programming. Successful candidates for our assistant professor position will demonstrate evidence of commitment to advancing these goals.
Responsibilities: The candidate will be able to teach at least one of the following forms at all levels: African and/or African Diasporic forms. Must also be able to teach one or more of the following: Dance Studies, Dance History, Composition, Research Methods. Candidates will have the opportunity to teach other courses of interest.
Additional responsibilities include concert direction, student mentoring, department service, participation on MFA supervisory committees, and other duties as assigned. Duties also may include choreographing for the annual "UW Dance Presents" concert featuring work by faculty and guests. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.
Internal Number: 66459
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