The UW-Madison Dance Department seeks a colleague to develop and teach courses in Hip Hop and related dance forms, cultures, and aesthetics. The successful candidate will have experience teaching Hip Hop and at least one other African/Diasporic dance form at all levels. The preferred candidate will also have expertise and experience teaching in one of the following areas: Contemporary Dance, Screendance, Dance History, Dance Studies, Composition, Movement Analysis, and/or Ethnic Studies. We seek a colleague who will contribute to and help further our ongoing commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and antiracism within our curricular development. The position comes with ample opportunity to develop connections and collaborate on projects and events across campus and within the local, regional, and state communities.
Teaching: Develop and teach courses in the theory and practice of Hip Hop (beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels) and at least one other African/Diasporic form that may include jazz, tap, or urban/social dance. Additional teaching in at least one of the following areas: Dance History, Dance Studies, Composition, Improvisation, Movement Analysis, Teaching Methods, and/or other movement practices. Contribute to department curricular and program development around Hip Hop and African/Diasporic dance.
Research: Develop and maintain a distinctive and focused creative and/or scholarly research agenda with demonstrated national recognition.
Service: Actively participate in faculty governance, community building, and the academic, administrative, and artistic functioning of the department.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Required Terminal Degree MFA or PhD in Dance, Dance Studies, or related field, by August 2023 start date.
Candidates should have earned or be completing an MFA or PhD degree in Dance, Dance Studies, or related field. Evidence of established research and scholarship Two years teaching at the university level (preferred) Demonstrated experience in new course development (preferred) Experience in community-engaged arts practices or education (preferred) Evidence of application for external grants (preferred)
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Anticipated Begin Date:
AUGUST 21, 2023
Minimum $70,000 ACADEMIC (9 months) Depending on Qualifications
How to Apply:
Apply through jobs.wisc.edu. You will be asked to create a profile and upload the following documents: (a) letter of interest, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) research statement, (d) teaching statement, and (e) a portfolio of artistic work and/or 1-2 samples of scholarly writing. Applicants should provide names and contact information for three references as a part of the online application.
To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by December 9, 2022; however, this position will remain open and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.