Post-MFA or Post-Doctoral Position: dance activism, social justice and community engagement


University of Utah
Due March 16, 2020

The College of Fine Arts and the School of Dance at the University of Utah seek applications and nominations of highly qualified candidates for a Raymond C. Morales Post- MFA or Post-Doctorate Fellowship. We are looking for someone who works in the areas of dance activism, social justice and community engagement—using the power of dance and community building to bring dance to diverse and underserved populations to address social and political issues, and issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. The Raymond C. Morales Fellowship (named in honor of Professor of Graphic Design, Raymond C. Morales—the first tenured faculty member appointed in the CFA from an underrepresented group) is designed to promote diversity within the College faculties by encouraging graduates from underrepresented groups who have completed a terminal degree to pursue careers in university teaching. The CFA Fellowship is a three-year residency. Applicants must have completed their terminal degree ( MFA , PhD) by the time of appointment (July 1st) and/or shown evidence of superior professional work.

Responsibilities - The Morales Fellow’s main responsibilities will lay within teaching the dance studies curriculum (i.e. history, writing) and advising graduate students from diverse perspectives. The Fellow may also teach in the Service Learning Modern Dance class, the Dance & Community class, technique curriculum, and/or the Improvisation/Technique series throughout the School of Dance. The successful candidate will have a teaching load designed to leave time for creative research in either choreographing and/or writing.

How to Apply