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 Grant Wood Fellowship ( program at The University of Iowa, which supports three one-year fellowships in the arts, is currently seeking a candidate in the area of interdisciplinary performance with a residency in the School of Music.

The Fellow will receive:

  • An appointment as a Grant Wood Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Music
  • $40,000 salary, benefits, and furnished housing (in a private one- or two-bedroom off-campus residence in the Grant Wood Art Colony)
  • Office in the Voxman Music Building at the University of Iowa

Fellowship Recipient Responsibilities

  • Teach one course each semester (two courses total). The candidate may teach either an introductory course or an advanced course depending on their strengths and the needs of the program
  • Present at least one public performance and one public presentation of their work
  • Participate in public engagement activities (e.g., educational programming, collaboration with local arts organizations, activities with local community, etc.)
  • Mutual collaboration with students and faculty within the UI School of Music. This collaboration could include research, creative scholarship, guest lectures in other courses, presentations for student organizations, musical compositions, etc.
  • Maintain residence in the provided Grant Wood Art Colony located in Iowa City

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or similar combination of educational/professional experience.
  • Demonstrated skills in beat making, music production, mobile recording, songwriting, and/or creative musicianship.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with students and colleagues of diverse social, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Demonstrated expertise in hip-hop, popular music, improvisation, electronic music composition, and/or interest in folk/traditional music making and indigenous ways of knowing.
  • Interest in cross-campus collaboration (such as performing arts medicine background), musical activism related to human rights, or environmental justice.

Submission Information

To apply for this position, go to and refer to requisition #75093.  Review of applications will begin February 15, 2024 and continue until filled.

    Application Information

    Applications must include:

    • a cover letter indicating interest, qualifications, and creative practice
    • professional resume or vita
    • a representative sample of the applicant’s work (for example, link to digital materials, website)
    • a description of a possible course, public program, and/or community outreach initiative
    • contact information for three professional references

    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.

    Still from Christopher-Rasheem McMillan, Black Lokes

    Current Fellow

    Jessica Tucker, In Green

    Jessica Tucker

    Jessica Tucker is an American-Dutch artist, musician, and educator. Her work playfully examines how media technologies substantiate the shifting dimensions of selfhood and the body, and thereby condition experiences of agency and identity. She creates multimedia performances, videos, and...Read more