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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Dances of the African Diaspora and Community Engagement - University of Kansas

Title Code : 23000 or 22500 or 21000
Position Number : 00002333
Department : Dance / 2118000
Location : Lawrence
FTE : 1.0
Reg/Temp : Regular
FLSA : Exempt - Faculty
Initial Appointment : August 18, 2018
Funding : 2118000-099

Position Overview:

The University of Kansas seeks a tenured or tenure-track faculty member in Dances of the African Diaspora and Community Engagement. This position is a full-time, academic year appointment. The faculty member will participate in the teaching mission of the Department of Dance, including teaching courses in African diasporic dance forms. These may include a modern/ contemporary dance styles, vernacular jazz, hip hop,  tap, West African traditional dance, and/or Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin dance. As an artist/scholar, this individual will conduct  research and/or creative activity leading to publication or performance in appropriate media and to external funding as appropriate; and engage in unit, College, University, and national service Ph.D., ABD, or MFA is expected by the start date of appointment.
The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World: (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see
Job Duties:
40% Research :
Conduct research in area of dance expertise. Faculty members are expected to develop and maintain an active research program, which gains national recognition and is advanced substantially beyond the level of the terminal degree.  It should provide solid evidence that the faculty member is a dedicated scholar/artist whose research will continue to develop in depth and importance throughout his or her career. Tenure-track faculty members are expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals/books, and/or create performance work in national/internationally significant venues, and to present findings at professional conferences.
40% Teaching/Advising:
  • Teach four courses per academic year in the Department of Dance; courses may be cross-listed or cross-referenced with other departments.
  • Choreograph for students in the University Dance Company. 
  • Develop curricular programs (e.g. studio, online or lecture courses in dance.
  • Prepare for and attend all class meetings. In case of absence, faculty member must make arrangements for a substitute to teach class.  Classes should not be canceled.
  • Provide instruction throughout the semester.
  • Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work, provide feedback to students, and assign grades.
  • Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes taught.  A minimum of three posted office hours each week is required.  Be available for reasonable appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours.
  • Adhere to program, College, and University policies.
  • All faculty members are expected to be active in advising.  All faculty members are to take their teaching and advising responsibilities seriously and to strive for excellence in the classroom.
20% Service :

Faculty members are expected to participate in appropriate professional activities, such as attending program meetings, carrying out program committee assignments, attending national meetings or conferences, and refereeing or reviewing manuscripts for research journals and grant proposals.  Service to the College and University is also expected, and to the greater profession at-large.

All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues.  Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory standards of performance in all three areas of responsibility and to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct

Required Qualifications

Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through: (a) descriptions of research agenda and teaching philosophy in letter of application, (b) record of accomplishments and productivity included in curriculum vitae, (c) links to video samples of choreography, and (d) information provided from three professional references.
  • An MFA or PhD in dance or related field; 
  • Professional experience as a performer, choreographer, and /or community arts worker;
  • Established research agenda with the promise of national and international distinction; 
  • Strong commitment to and skills in community engagement;
  • Ability to create and/or stage dances for concert presentation using African diasporic forms; and
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching a diverse student body in a university setting.

For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, the candidate must meet or exceed KU standards for research, teaching, and service at that rank.


For appointment at the rank of Full Professor, the candidate must not only meet or exceed KU standards for teaching, research, and service for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, but have an established and ongoing national and/or international reputation and program of scholarship. In addition, the candidate must be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University's programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University's Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, , 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.

Scholarships Available: New Vi Online Course on Structural Transformation and Industrial Policy - Deadline: October 22

Dear Vi friends,

The Virtual Institute, with support from the Government of Finland, is offering scholarships to participants of the first edition of its  online course on structural transformation and industrial policy , to be held November 1 to December 19.

Based on the  Vi teaching material on structural transformation and industrial policy , the objective of the course is to enhance knowledge about the links between structural transformation, industrial policy and development.

Academics, policymakers and representatives of civil society from developing countries and countries with economies in transition are eligible to participate. Applicants must hold a Master's degree in economics, international relations or political science, with coursework in development economics. Excellent knowledge of English, including technical terminology, is also required.

Candidates who have already submitted applications need not reapply, but must ensure their contact information is up to date. Also recommended is to review, complete and strengthen their responses as needed. Please notify , should you not wish to be considered for this edition of the course.

The deadline for  applications  is October 22.

I hope to see many of you in the course, and that you will distribute this call for applications widely among your own networks.

Best regards,
Susana Olivares
Virtual Institute
UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Division on Globalization and Development Strategies
Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10 - Switzerland
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The XVIII International Conference - African and Afro-American Culture in Cuba

DATE: From April 12nd to 16th, 2018.

Description of the Program :

The Cultural African Center " Fernando Ortiz " , The Provincial Office of Culture, The UNESCO Chair for Afroiberoamerican Studies at Alcalá University, The Chair for Afrocaribbean Studies "Rómulo Lachatañeré" , The Applied Linguistics Center of the Territorial Delegation of CITMA as well as The Orient University of Santiago de Cuba convoke to The XVIII I nternational Conference ¨African and Afro-American Culture, next to be making, during the celebration for the 500 years of Santiago de Cuba foundation. The meeting pretends to joint specialists, studious as well as people interested on African and Afro -American themes, an excellent occasion to open a reflexive space about the main problems of this subject from a pluridisciplinary view.

The Travel Agency Paradiso Santiago, the Tour operator of the event, will offers you the possibility to organize your travel stay in Santiago de Cuba.

Meet Santiago De Cuba Through its Culture

Open Rank, Tenure-Track Black Political Thought/Black Critical Theory - Bucknell University 

The Africana Studies Program at Bucknell University invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track position to begin August 2018. The substantive area is Black Political Thought and/or Black Critical Theory, with a strong focus on social and political injustice as they pertain to the global black experience. The successful candidate will teach both introductory and upper level undergraduate courses that focus on the theoretical and material expressions of Africana culture, experience, and thought and will be expected to develop a robust research program.

Preference will be given to candidates who draw on theories, methods, and approaches in Africana Studies as well as those whose work is situated at the intersections of disciplines within the social sciences, humanities, and arts. Applicants must have a PhD by the time of appointment.

To apply, please submit a cover letter addressing research interests and teaching philosophy, a Curriculum Vitae, a sample of scholarly writing, sample syllabi, course evaluations as available, and three confidential letters of reference. All materials must be submitted online through Bucknell's career site. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.

Bucknell University is a private, highly selective, unique national University where liberal arts and strong professional programs in engineering, business, education and music complement each other. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Bucknell University is a private, highly selective, unique national University where liberal arts and strong professional programs in engineering, management, education and music complement each other. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America's best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, and appealing amenities such as art galleries, an art deco theater, historic museums, and charming independent boutiques and restaurants. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.


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