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Lecturer in African Diasporic Dance – Department of Music, Multimedia, Theatre and Dance

Lehman College
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Lecturer in African Diasporic Dance – Department of Music, Multimedia, Theatre and Dance

Lecturer in African Diasporic Dance – Department of Music, Multimedia, Theatre and Dance

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Lehman College

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The Department of Music, Multimedia, Theatre and Dance at Lehman College, City University of New York, invites applications for a faculty position in African Diasporic Dance. The ideal candidate will be able teach African Diasporic dance forms as well as dance history, dance pedagogy, and general education dance survey classes. The individual who holds this position will help develop and administrate a new Dance Education Track. The appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer.

The Dance Program is a supportive community of artists exploring movement and the creative process. We combine intellectual inquiry with physical/experiential learning and emphasize student-driven, original work. Our program respects the tradition of live theatre, and our need to be together in person, as well as the new possibilities that technology has to offer.

We offer a Dance B.A., a Dance minor, a Mind-Body Wellness minor, and a Multimedia Performing Arts B.F.A. which integrates dance, theatre, and media arts. Our dance technique core includes West African and Afro-Caribbean dance, Latin dance, street styles, ballet, and modern.

Candidates should demonstrate the potential for continued scholarly and/or creative activity, effectiveness in classroom teaching, and a commitment to service to the College. Pedagogical flexibility, a commitment to creative practices, and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary manner within a growing department is desired, particularly in developing and nurturing the artistic development of students from underrepresented communities.

Lecturer ranks at Lehman teach 21 hours (6-7 courses) per year. Lehman College and CUNY funding is available through competitive grants for research, travel, and professional development.

Lehman College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) system that prides itself on its commitment to public urban higher education. Located in the Bronx, the College serves its diverse student body of more than 14,000 students by providing a liberal arts education that prepares them for employment, graduate study, and the professions. In 2018, Lehman was ranked 3rd in the U.S. among four-year public institutions for economic mobility for students, and 1st in the U.S. among Hispanic-Serving Institutions with high extended upward income mobility rates.


The Department of Music Multimedia and Dance at Lehman College seeks a Lecturer to teach undergraduate courses in African diasporic dance, dance history, and dance education, and to assist in Dance Program administration. Required: B.A., plus four years of college teaching experience, and substantial professional choreographic experience.

Preferred: Expertise in West African Dance, Afro-Caribbean Dance, salsa, or bachata. We are seeking candidates who will contribute to the Dance Program both through teaching and service to the department. Candidates should have a proven track record of choreography, teaching, and performance, as well as the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution, engage actively in professional organizations, and maintain a strong commitment to students.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


Lecturer Salary:

$76,870 - $87,004

Salaries are commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.


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For other questions, please contact Amy Larimer, Director of the Dance Program [email protected]


Please submit completed applications by January 9th, 2023 for full consideration. Review of C.V.s will begin on January 10th and continue until a candidate has been identified.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.


Lehman College serves the Bronx and surrounding region as an intellectual, economic, and cultural center. Lehman College provides undergraduate and graduate studies in the liberal arts and sciences and professional education within a dynamic research environment, while embracing diversity and actively engaging students in their academic, personal, and professional development.lehman_college_of_the_city_university_of_new_york1.jpg

Lehman College has entered a new era in its history as an institution of higher education. Already known for its outstanding faculty, dedicated staff, superb library, art gallery, theaters, speech and hearing clinic, and athletic facilities, the College will now build a new state of the art, environmentally “green” science facility that will invigorate faculty and student research as well as prepare Lehman students for science-based careers.

As the only CUNY senior college in the borough and southern Westchester County, Lehman College has adapted to meet changing conditions and is poised to respond to new needs and challenges.

lehman_college_of_the_city_university_of_new_york2.jpgOn the undergraduate level, Lehman's General Education Curriculum is designed to provide a broad knowledge of the achievements and methods of the liberal arts and sciences and to develop student abilities to participate responsively in informed inquiry into subjects of both public and personal concern. On the graduate level, the College has developed professional programs in nursing, teacher and counselor preparation, accounting, computer science, health services, and speech-language pathology. The College also offers strong traditional liberal arts graduate programs in art, biology, English, history, Spanish and mathematics.

For more than two decades, Lehman has deepened its involvement with the surrounding community. The opening of the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in 1980 and the Lehman College Art Gallery in 1984 has made the College a cultural center for the region. Together with the City and the Humanities Program, the Department of Music, and the Theatre program, they present dozens of concerts, plays, dance performances, and exhibitions that are free or nominally priced.

Lehman College also provides a variety of community services. The Institute for Literacy Studies sponsors classes to teach adults fundamentals of reading and writing, while the Speech and Hearing Center offers comprehensive evaluations of hearing and speech-language disorders.


Lehman has joined with the Bronx Superintendent of Schools’ Office and the educational reform organization New Visions for Public Schools to develop seven new small high schools in the Bronx. The schools—housed within larger, traditional high schools—are formed around the themes of the visual arts, teaching, music, college readiness, health sciences, nursing and allied health, and community research and learning.

In addition, in Fall 2003, the High School of American Studies at Lehman College opened on the Lehman campus. One of New York City’s new specialized high schools and the only one to focus on American history, the school represents a collaboration among Lehman College, the New York City Department of Education, and the Gilder-Lehrman Foundation.

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