College of Fine & Applied Arts: Non-Tenure Track (Open Rank) Dance Specialized Faculty - Rollin...

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College of Fine & Applied Arts

Dance Specialized Faculty - Rolling Search (FA21 & SP22)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

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.

To apply, please create your candidate profile at and upload the following:

  • A cover letter that addresses your interest in serving as Specialized Faculty, area(s) of expertise, possible courses or content area(s) for which you are qualified, and the semester(s) in which you would be available to teach.
  • A current curriculum vita.
  • A list of the names and contact information for 3 professional references familiar with your qualifications and expertise.

For full consideration, complete applications must be received by July 30, 2021 for Fall 2021 appointments; and December 1, 2021 for Spring 2022 appointments. Interviews may take place and offers may be made before the closing date, but all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration for an open position.

Please direct any inquiries to Tara Heiser, Office Administrator, Performing Arts Service Center at [email protected] or (217) 244-2600.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

College Name or Administrative Unit:College of Fine & Applied Arts Category:1-Faculty Title:College of Fine & Applied Arts: Non-Tenure Track (Open Rank) Dance Specialized Faculty - Rolling Search (FA21 & SP22) (145577) Open Date:06/01/2021 Organization Name:Dance




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Posted: 6/2/2021
Application Due: 8/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time