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This is a 100% time, contract faculty position in AfricanDiasporic Movement in the Dance Program in the Department ofTheatre Arts & Dance in the College of Liberal Arts at theUniversity of Minnesota beginning Fall 2021. Appointment will be atthe rank of contract assistant professor. The initial term of thisappointment is academic year 2021/22 (late-August to late-May),with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon satisfactoryperformance and availability of funding.Responsibilities. Faculty in the College of Liberal Artsare expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research orother creative work that includes publication, exhibition, orperformance; develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses;advise students regarding coursework and broader academic goals;provide service and governance contributions appropriate for therank of the appointment to the department, college, University, andprofession; and contribute to outreach activities that support theUniversity’s mission.In collaboration with current faculty, this position willcontribute to the dance program’s ongoing commitment to embracingdifference and the global community in its faculty, students,scholarship and practice as a means to broaden and deepen the scopeof the program’s research, activities, and curriculum and toincrease access to dance education for a wider range ofstudents.Participate in and expand the dance program’s active publicengagement of one of the United States most dynamic urban dance andarts communities – the Twin Cities – in which it is embedded.Maintain an active program of research and/or creative activity,help direct undergraduate and graduate research/creative activity,teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise students andcontribute service appropriate to the rank of appointment.DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Teach an African Diasporic dance course in both fall and springsemesters during the period of the position.2. Teach a Contemporary dance course in both fall and springsemesters during the period of the position.3. Teach a Dance Composition and dance production course. Depending on applicant qualifications one of these courses could bereplaced with an Introduction to Dance Course. One in eithersemester.4. Possibly set one work on program students over the course of thecontracted period.5. Assist with rehearsal direction of University Dance Theatre (theprogram’s student company).6. Attend all appropriate meetings as determined by the Director ofDance. 7. Participate in the administration of the program along withother full-time faculty as assigned, including but not limited tostudent recruitment, mentorship and advising. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:M.A. or M.F.A. in Dance or equivalent professionalexperience and recognition in dance; and at least 1 year ofcollege- or university-level teaching experience or equivalent. Adistinguished and active record of creative output and dancepedagogy consistent with the level of this position. Demonstrationand understanding of the importance of dance scholarship andtraining to an undergraduate dance major’s growth as an artist,student and global citizen in alignment with the dance program’smission of Contemporary Dance in Global Contexts.Equivalent Professional Experience and Recognition: In lieu of the M.A. or M.F.A. in Dance, thefollowing may be considered in determining professional experienceand recognition in dance: (1) Demonstrated professional distinctionin dance instruction, scholarly research and/orcreative/performance work in dance over time and evidence ofcontinued distinction; (2) Demonstrated effectiveness as a teacherat the undergraduate level, whose instruction reflects familiaritywith the current state of disciplinary thought in dance.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Demonstrated knowledge in Dance Studies from a globalperspective. Professional leadership experience. A research agendawhich reflects a commitment to intercultural and interdisciplinaryembodied arts practices in order to contribute to the flourishingof the West Bank Arts Quarter made up of the University’sDepartments of Music, Art, and Theatre Arts & Dance.Progressive and successful university teaching experience atseveral levels to diverse groups, experience developing courses,excellent communication skills, experience with innovativeapproaches to teaching and mentoring students, evidence ofsuccessfully motivating students.Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality oftheir academic preparation and professional experience; evidence ofcommitment to teaching and skills as a teacher; and strength ofrecommendations. A successful candidate will complement the work of currentfaculty, whose areas of creative and scholarly research representnumerous geographic and diasporic cultural perspectives. Inaddition, the candidate should demonstrate an understanding of theimportance of integrating performance, scholarly, creative andtechnical embodied research in the education of undergraduate dancemajors.