The Department of Dance at Hunter College seeks a Full-Time Lecturer in Dance beginning Fall 2023. Hunter Dance is a radically diverse community cultivating an expansive dance education driven by persistent inquiry, to elevate dance as a vehicle for positive change in the world. Located on the 68th St. campus on the upper east side of Manhattan, the Hunter Dance Department consists of four degrees: BA in Dance, BA/MA in Dance Education, MA in Dance Education and MFA in Dance. Hunter College has both a teaching and a research mission. Responsibilities associated with this position fall within the purview of its teaching mission, although research experience in dance is highly valued.
Responsibilities include teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level including some combination of: aesthetics, topics in teaching, studies of forms, Contemporary, Afro- Contemporary or Ballet technique, dance composition, research methods, writing, pedagogy and dance history. Candidates will mentor undergraduate and graduate students on their scholarly and creative research projects. This position carries a 24-credit workload and does not involve a research commitment. Allocation for student advising will be counted towards the teaching load. Reappointment to a sixth year comes with a Certificate of Continuous Employment, the equivalent of tenure.
All Lecturer positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree; Ph.D. or equivalent to the Ph.D. degree is required for Doctoral Lecturer. Also required is the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Additional qualifications are defined below by the College.
Applicants must have a Master's degree in Dance either in hand, or expected in or before Summer 2023. The degree needs to be in, a history of successful teaching in higher education, an ongoing, contemporary, scholarly and embodied research practice, a history of creative and/or scholarly publication, a demonstrated record of community building, the ability to teach embodied and scholarly courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and experience in mentoring and producing student work for public performances/events. A demonstrated and clearly articulated stance on behalf of anti-oppressive pedagogies and related research across race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, class and disability.
A minimum of 2 years of experience teaching in higher education, the ability to cross between, and support a strong sense of unity within the departments’ BA, BA/MA, MA, and MFA programs, support undergraduate and graduate students’ creative activity in the studio, on stage and beyond. A student-centered culturally responsive philosophy and the ability to mobilize inquiry in a radically diverse community. Experience creating policies or programs that operationalize diversity, equity, and inclusion is valued.
Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.
Commensurate with experience. CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. Maximum salary: Doctoral lecturer, $98,309; for Lecturer, $92,878.
HOW TO APPLY:
Upload the materials indicated below here.
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of application (no more than 2 pages) including statements on:
- Pedagogical philosophy/values
- Perspectives on the creative process in dance
- Anti-racism in dance
- List of four references (no letters until requested), with telephone and email contact information
Application review will begin on March 20, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Applications submitted after the reviews begin will only be considered if the positions remain open after the initial round.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The City University of New York is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Immigrations Reform and Control Act/Veterans/American with Disabilities Act Employer. CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity.