Lecturer - Theatre and Dance

University of Wisconsin

Stevens, WI

ID: 7062984
Posted: January 9, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Theatre & Dance

Department Description

The performing arts are an important component of the academic and cultural life of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus. The emphasis placed on preparing students for professional careers in the arts contributes to our uniqueness in the UW System. The high quality academic and production programs have established UW-Stevens Point as a primary undergraduate center in Wisconsin for students interested in the performing arts.

The dance program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point aspires to create a dynamic culture in which students are inspired to discover anatomical efficiency, explore technical and stylistic range, and achieve full physical expression. We are dedicated to artistic experimentation and contemporary inquiry that is culturally relevant and historically grounded, preparing students to communicate, contribute and lead as global citizen artists. The dance program is nationally accredited with the National Association of Schools of Dance and a member of Advancing Dance Education in the Arts. Visit here to see videos from the program.

Accredited by NAST and NASD, the Department of Theatre and Dance offers BFA degrees in Musical Theatre, Acting, and Design and Technology and BA degrees in Dance and Drama in a department of 225 undergraduate students. Admission to all department programs is by audition and/or interview only.

The Department of Theatre and Dance is housed in the Noel Fine Arts Center. The state-of-the-art facilities include a 372-seat proscenium theatre and a 150-seat black box theatre. There are also two professional quality dance studios, dedicated costume, property and scenery shops, rehearsal spaces, and a design lab. The College of Fine Arts & Communication at UW-Stevens Point is recognized as one of a select few universities to be fully accredited in Art and Design, Dance, Music, and Theatre.

University Description

Through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point stimulates intellectual growth, provides a liberal education, and prepares students for a diverse sustainable world. The university is committed to creating a safe, inclusive learning community for all faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Visit www.joinuwsp.org for more information about UW-Stevens Point and www.everythingpointshere.com/ for more information about the Stevens Point community.

Position Summary

The UW-Stevens Point dance program seeks a highly motivated, dynamic dance artist and educator to join our nationally recognized program. The ideal candidate will be skilled in teaching all levels of Ballet/Contemporary Ballet. Teaching Contemporary/Commercial Jazz and/or Hip Hop is also required. The position supports expanded dance styles that embrace non-western dance forms. Additionally, the successful candidate will have performance, choreographic and educational experiences that support teaching a variety of theory courses from: Dance Composition, Dance History, Movement Analysis, and Teaching Theories.

Scholarly research, creative activity and service to the department and university is required, including annually choreographing new work for dance majors/minors.

Required Qualifications

- Master’s degree in Dance or Bachelor’s degree in Dance with extensive professional experience

- Demonstrated expertise teaching Ballet and Jazz and/or Hip Hop at multiple levels

- Professional performance/choreographic experience

- Proven ability to work in a collaborative environment

- Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching

Preferred Qualifications

- MA or MFA in Dance

- University and/or professional experience teaching Hip Hop or non-western dance forms

- Previous university teaching experience in Composition, Dance History, Movement Analysis, or Teaching Theories


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