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Individuals should send current curriculum vitae and cover letter to Shelby Newport at the University of Michigan-Flint, Department of Theatre and Dance, 238 University Theatre, 303 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI  48502-1950, or applicants can be sent electronically to


Minimum salary for this position is $1,706.00 per course section.  The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan-Flint is seeking applicants for a Lecturer I Tap Instructor position for the Fall 2018 semester, starting September 4, 2018, to teach an introductory level, undergraduate course, DAN 140; 1 credit hour.  This technique course meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30-1:45 PM in the UMF Dance Studio. The semester ends on December 10, 2018 with a final class period in the following week, on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 10:30-1:00.  Weekly office hours are expected, but can be held before or after the scheduled course time or by appointment. This position is for the Fall 2018 semester only. 

Course Description

Introduction to tap dancing. High energy, stylized and rhythm-oriented movement techniques to develop strength and flexibility. Intensive study of basic steps, terminology, and sequential riffs, as well as full moving combinations.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in dance related area and/or MFA or terminal degree, or 2 years or more of professional experience in choreography and performance and 2 years or more of teaching experience within the university setting. Specific technique experience with tap dance.

Desired Qualifications*

Advanced knowledge of tap technique. Ability to instruct students with a variety of skill levels and experience in a hands-on laboratory classroom environment. Ability to work effectively in multicultural settings with a commitment to diversity.  Demonstrated effective teaching experience as evidenced by student course evaluations and/or references in highly desired.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of ten calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.