The performing arts fellowship rotates between the three departments in the Division of Performing Arts: the Department of Dance, the Department of Theatre Arts, and the School of Music.
The Fellow will receive:
- an appointment as a Grant Wood Visiting Assistant Professor in Dance
- $40,000 salary and benefits
- private office
- furnished housing (in a one- or two-bedroom off- campus residence in the Grant Wood Art Colony)
Fellowship Recipient Responsibilities
Teach one course each in the fall and the spring semesters, which could include advanced courses in contemporary movement practices and/or choreography
Present a public lecture
Create a choreographed or devised work for/with the University of Iowa Dance Company (UIDC), our student repertory company, to be performed during the UIDC season in Spring 2023
Participate in limited public outreach/promotion activities (e.g.: discussion of your work with a local arts organizations, workshops, showings, and performances)
MFA degree in Dance, university-level teaching experience, creative research rooted in rigorous body-based studio practice; demonstrated ability to work across disciplines in the visual and performing arts (i.e. visual art, digital arts, music, and/or theater), a record of innovation in body-based creative research, and demonstrated preparation to participate in departmental and campus-wide initiatives toward diversity and inclusion and evidence of a commitment to these tenets.
We welcome candidates whose practices sit at intersections of concert dance idioms and/or popular, global, or community-based dance forms. These could include but are not limited to: African, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx and/or Afro-fusion forms, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Vogueing, Wacking, J-Setting and/or any other African diasporic dance practices determined by their area(s) of specialization.
The application window is currently closed.
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of application including a statement on your preparation to contribute to departmental and campus-wide initiatives toward diversity and inclusion, with evidence of a demonstrated commitment to these tenets
- A research statement addressing the nature and significance of your choreographic creative research
- A statement of teaching philosophy for contemporary movement practice and dance composition courses
- Links to 3-5 samples of body-based creative research, completed works of any length may be submitted, no excerpts
- Three letters of recommendation
The School of Music and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
The University of Iowa has a historic commitment to the arts. The School of Music enrolls approximately 450 majors and has a full-time faculty of 55. The Voxman Music Building, opened in the fall of 2016, is a state-of-the art facility near the heart of the campus in downtown Iowa City. The Iowa City/Coralville area has a population of about 75,000 and is a cultural center with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Its public schools, libraries, and health care facilities are rated as outstanding.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies.