Position Description: The Committee on Degrees in Theater, Dance & Media seeks applications for a lecturer in Dance. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2020. Responsibilities include:
Teaching one dance technique course per term in practices, such as African diaspora, ballet, choreography, contemporary, Dance Ability (certified), Hip Hop, improvisation, Indian Classical, Latin, Pan-Asian.
Teaching one interdisciplinary course per term, such as dance and theater, digital media, anthropology, art & architecture, biology, computer science, gender & sexuality, global cultures, history, philosophy, physics.
Choreographing for and assisting with departmental dance productions.
Advising students in Theater, Dance & Media, including thesis advisement and evaluation.
Serve on Theater, Dance & Media and University Committees upon request.
The position is for three years, with the second two years contingent on a satisfactory performance review during the first year.
Dance Studies in the Theater, Dance & Media Concentration: Dance studies in Theater, Dance & Media at Harvard are rooted in tradition and committed to innovation. Courses support studies in dance composition, improvisation, performance, choreographic design, and history of dance, with an emphasis on collaboration and trans-disciplinary inquiry. Opportunities to perform wide-ranging repertory, commissioned work, and installations are a focal component of coursework, and digital technology is leveraged to devise new methods for making and capturing the form. Guest artist faculty teach master classes, courses, hold residencies and create original work each academic year, fostering exceptional opportunities for students to work with luminaries and innovators who engage diverse and dynamic perspectives in the field and in disciplines linked to dance.
MFA or other higher degree in Dance and/or significant professional experience required by the time the appointment begins.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching is desired.
Emily Warshaw Department Administrator Theater, Dance & Media Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke Street, 205 Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu). Applications must be submitted no later than April 3, 2020.
1. Cover letter, including teaching philosophy, description of artistic practice, as well as comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion and belonging in the classroom and artistic work. 2. Curriculum Vitae. 3. Syllabi for two proposed undergraduate courses, one dance technique 'studio' course, and one 'studio/lecture' course. 4. Optional: evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as teaching evaluations from courses taught in the past two years. 5. Names and contact information of three to five referees. (Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted.)
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 9616
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