Lecturer for Dance
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Department of Dance
United States

Lecturer for Dance
Department of Dance
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Dance seeks applications for a full-time, 9-month non-tenure track appointment (paid over 12 months) Lecturer position.  Dance at Illinois has made a committment to promote ethical, antiracist and progressive practices within our curriculum and community. We welcome a diversity of perspectives to physical practices and choreographic processes. 


The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Responsibilities include teaching physical practice through a contemporary lens, as well as creative process, improvisation, and/or dance appreciation.  Additional duties include creating new work for students, mentoring students, and departmental service. Areas of expertise should be noted in your cover letter


Employees of the Department of Dance are also expected to embrace the following ideals:

  • Contribute to Dance's positive impact on the world.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to student success and well-being through both teaching excellence and broader mentorship.
  • Create and sustain an inclusive and safe environment.
  • Investigate the dyanamic intersections between research and teaching in academic, professional, and community settings.
  • Seek out opportunities for collaboration with colleagues both on and off campus, and both within and across disciplines.
  • Explore how diverse viewpoints can contribute to the evolution of Dance.


Successful candidates will join colleagues who place high value on fostering a diverse and inclusive culture. 


This position is a full-time, 9-month non-tenure track appointment (paid over 12 months).  Proposed start date will be August 16, 2020 and salary will be commensurate with experience.


Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to teaching in Higher Education and exhibit versatile instructional ability for undergraduate and graduate students.  Emerging artists who have received their MFA in Dance and have demonstrated experience as an instructor at university level are preferred.  


To submit an online application and obtain more information about this position, please visit https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three current references.  Official transcripts will be required upon hire. For direct inquiries, please contact Anna Sapozhnikov sapozhni@illinois.edu.  All information must be included in your online application by Monday April 6th, 2020.


The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.


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