Artist in Residence, Dance


University of Washington in Washington
Due November 15, 2019

The Department of Dance at the University of Washington in Seattle invites applications for a full-time, Artist in Residence 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 all levels of contemporary ballet technique promoting 21st-century approaches from an anatomically and pedagogically informed perspective. Candidates will have the opportunity to teach other courses of interest and to choreograph for the annual “UW Dance Presents” concert featuring work by faculty and guests. Additional responsibilities include directing 2­–3 concerts per year, student mentoring, department service, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: MFA, PhD, DED, DA, MA, or an undergraduate degree with significant professional training and experience, and prior teaching experience, preferably at the college or university level. Candidate must possess effective communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrate interest in administration and collaboration.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

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