Lecturer in Dance
Open Until Filled: Yes
Job Summary: Full-Time Limited-Term Lecturer position in Dance beginning Fall 2017. Non-Tenure Track, Nine-month contract possible renewable up to two years. Primary responsibility is to teach two to three large sections of Dance Appreciation per semester (occasionally three sections) offered to all undergraduate students as part of the general education curriculum. Ability to teach tap a plus. May teach foundation level technique per expertise for non-majors. Assist with Production Assignment courses and participate in departmental events and activities. Possibilities for community involvement and, if qualified, performance and/or choreographic endeavors. The UGA Department of Dance, within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, offers the B.F.A. degree with an option of teacher certification and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance. Five tenure-track, two lecturers and additional adjunct faculty and staff serve undergraduate dance majors, dance minors and 600-800 core and elective university students each year. The department houses three dance companies, CORE Contemporary and Aerial Dance Company, UGA Ballet Ensemble, and CADENCE as well as other performance opportunities for students, including Spring Dance Concert and the Young Choreographers Series. Annual performances are held in the New Dance Theatre, a flexible theatre space in the Dance Building. The Dance Building also contains four sprung floor studios, a classroom and media center for student use. Please see more information about our program at: www.dance.uga.edu. Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities (www.georgia.gov). UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 90 minutes northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (www.visitathensga.com; www.uga.edu). The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
Minimum Qualifications: Terminal Degree (MFA or PhD degree in Dance). Demonstrated ability to teach lecture-based course(s) in Dance Appreciation offered to all undergraduate students as part of the general education curriculum.
Preferred Qualifications: Minimum of two years teaching experience at the university or professional level is helpful.
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Employee Percentage: 100%
Location od Vacancy: Athens Area