The School of Film, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time lecturer in dance with an emphasis on urban movement practices for the 2019-2020 academic year (August 16, 2019 to May 15, 2020).
The Lecturer of Dance will have a variety of responsibilities including teaching three to four courses in urban movement practices for undergraduate major, undergraduate non-major, and graduate students, and courses in other areas of the dance curricula, such as Creative Practices, Movement Practices, and contextual courses that draw on the Lecturer’s expertise. Duties will also include sustaining and coordinating Urban Sol, a multi-day hip-hop festival bridging urban arts in metro Phoenix and ASU; mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; and participating in faculty governance at the school, institute, and university level. Additionally, the Lecturer will contribute to advancing the mission of the Dance Program within the School of Film, Dance and Theatre to increase and diversify numbers of first-generation graduates prepared to transform their fields and society.
The candidate will be expected to facilitate student success through active mentorship and innovative new learning experiences that prioritize access, inclusion, diversity and excellence in alignment with ASU and its charter. Our faculty is comprised of artists, practitioners and scholars committed to delivering a curriculum which highly values creative and scholarly work and pedagogical practices that address social and political issues, including issues of race and gender, and places emphasis on emerging voices and the creation of new work.