KU Department of Dance Seeks New Faculty Member
THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Dances of the African Diaspora and Community Engagement
The Department of Dance at the University of Kansas (KU) seeks outstanding applicants for an open rank position in Dances of the African Diaspora and Community Engagement (tenured or tenure track position) expected to begin as early as August 18, 2018. Review will begin November 20, 2017.
The qualifying candidates must have an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Dance or a closely related field. The faculty member will participate in the teaching mission of the Department of Dance, including teaching courses in African diasporic dance forms. These may include a modern/ contemporary dance styles, vernacular jazz, hip hop, tap, West African traditional dance, and/or Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin dance. As an artist/scholar, this individual will conduct research and/or creative activity leading to publication or performance in appropriate media and to external funding as appropriate; and engage in unit, College, University, and national service. The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information.
Women and minorities, and candidates who will contribute to the climate of diversity in the Department of Dance, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, are especially encouraged to apply.
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A complete online application includes the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, links to video work samples and the names and contact information for three professional references. For additional information about the position, please contact Department and Search Chair Michelle Heffner Hayes, at KUDANCE@ku.edu. Initial review of applications will begin and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.
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