Dance Specialized Faculty

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Dance
Due December 01, 2021

Dance at Illinois is a national epicenter for the development of dance artists and leading innovators in the field. The mission of Dance at Illinois is to contribute to Dance’s positive impact on the world, as a distinctive generator of new knowledge and as a vital cultural agent and signifier. We activate the power of Dance to root out historically unbalanced, hierarchically oppressive perspectives and are committed to investigating the dynamic intersections between research and teaching in academic, professional, and community settings. We promote ethical, anti-racist, and progressive practices, operating from a deeply held belief that diversity and inclusion are critical for the advancement of the artform and for humankind. Utilizing a range of experimental and canonic approaches, we generate choreographic, pedagogical, performative, and scholarly research that centers Dance in global discourse. We aim to forge innovative and sustainable lives as artist educators and to model that practice widely, compelled by our collective, passionate dedication to Dance as a transformational process.

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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Dance seeks Specialized Faculty for one or more full or part-time, non-tenure track positions. These are one-year or one-semester positions, renewable depending on school needs. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to University-level teaching, an ability to provide courses suitable for a diverse student population, and must exhibit versatile instructional ability for undergraduate and graduate students. Teaching specialization should complement existing faculty expertise and should include areas such as teaching physical practice classes, creative process, history/theory courses, career preparation courses, media and screen dance, online classes and introductory dance courses to non-majors. Areas of expertise and interest should be noted in your cover letter. Additional duties in the area of service may be requested as circumstances dictate. Successful candidates will join colleagues who place high value on fostering a diverse and inclusive culture. Proposed start dates will be dependent upon departmental needs and salary will be commensurate with rank and experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

Adjunct Instructor/Instructor: Bachelor's degree in Dance or a related field.

Adjunct Lecturer/Lecturer: Terminal degree in Dance or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Three years of combined teaching and professional experience in a field relevant to the course(s) being taught. Merit-based exceptions to this qualification will be considered.

Proposed start dates: August 16, 2021 or January 1, 2022

Salary: commensurate with rank and experience.

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