Lecturer – Dance

Website University of Wisconsin

Posting Number: T00069
Official Title: Lecturer
Working Title Lecturer
Division Peck School of the Arts
Position Type: Temporary
Posting Type Temporary
Expected Duration/Hours: Variable
FLSA Status: Exempt
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
The Department of Dance at UW-Milwaukee offers the following programs of study: BA in Dance, BFA in Performance and Choreography, and MFA in Dance, a Dance Performance Minor, a Somatics Minor, and a Pilates Certificate.

Dance at UW-Milwaukee is committed to the development of skillful and vibrant dance artists and educators in their pursuit of a comprehensive education built upon diverse practices, research, and community engagement. Our innovative curriculum integrates multiple disciplines and somatic practices, creating a learning environment that prioritizes a balance of body and mind knowledge with informed, creative expression. Outside of the classroom, our students are involved with 100% of the city’s professional dance companies, including Danceworks, Ko-Thi, Wild Space, Hyperlocal MKE, Milwaukee Ballet, and more.

The Peck School of the Arts at UWM is Wisconsin’s leading comprehensive arts education institution. The school’s alumni in the fields of art and design, dance, film, music, and theatre have played influential roles in arts organizations, schools, and businesses, particularly in Milwaukee and Wisconsin but also across the country and throughout the world for more than 50 years. The Peck School of the Arts offers twenty undergraduate and graduate degree programs serving more than 1,600 student majors, and presents more than 350 events each year.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is one of two public doctoral research universities in Wisconsin, offering over 27,000 students a comprehensive liberal arts and professional education through 195 degree programs through 14 schools and colleges. The 104-acre main campus, just blocks from Lake Michigan, is located in a residential neighborhood on Milwaukee’s east side, offering faculty, staff, and students a wide range of cultural, athletic, and entertainment opportunities.

Job Summary
The Department of Dance at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks local and regional applicants with expertise in dance technical practice to be included in a pool to fill part-time openings to cover a range of dance techniques, creative, and somatic courses. The appointment includes teaching one or more of the following three-credit courses in beginning, intermediate, or advanced dance forms:  African Diaspora dance forms (contemporary and traditional techniques), Latin Diaspora dance forms, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Flamenco, Mexican Folklorico, Gaga, Ballet, Modern/Postmodern, Pilates Method, Yoga, Alexander Technique, or other Somatic Practices, Tai Chi Chuan, or Capoeira.

General responsibilities above and beyond the instruction of courses will include but are not limited to: maintaining scheduled office hours, working collaboratively with departmental / area staff and faculty to maintain a vital curriculum; fostering a sense of community and students’ individual development; actively participating in departmental activities, community outreach, recruitment, and advising students in the dance areas.

Teaching load / specific courses and/or tech assignment will vary based on program needs.

Minimum Qualifications
  • BA or BFA in Dance, or other related field, or equivalent professional experience (degree must be granted by date of hire)
Preferred Qualifications
Highly qualified candidates may also possess:

    • MFA
    • Teaching experience in Higher Education
    • Professional artistic experience in areas of expertise


Further qualifications may be reviewed based on specific instructional needs for each upcoming term.
Application Instructions
This position is posted with the intent to create a pool of candidates in anticipation of future openings to fill part-time instructional needs. Available positions will be based on instructional needs for the upcoming academic term, and consideration for each availability will be based on the area of interest identified in the posting-specific questions.

Completed online applications must include:
– A letter of application describing interest in, and qualifications for the position as identified above
– Curricula Vitae listing degree/s and dates awarded, which includes applicant’s email address & phone number
– Statement of teaching philosophy
– A separate document listing the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references (do not include letters of reference with application)
– One page description with two video links of choreography, performance, or teaching (attach under ‘Other Document 1’)

This is a continuous posting. Review of applications will begin February 2022 and continue until the positions are filled.

Application Deadline
Continuous (Open Until Filled)? Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date
Position Contact Name Maria Giliespie
Contact Phone (414) 251-8716
Contact Email [email protected]
Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.
Legal Notices
AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact [email protected] or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

 CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu/, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Title and Total Compensation Project

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/

To apply for this job please visit jobs.uwm.edu.

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