Job listing: Affiliate Professor, Ballet, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

23 Sep 2013 8:57 AM | Anonymous member

Grand Valley State University- Dance, (Ballet) Artist Performer / Affiliate Faculty

The Grand Valley State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Music and Dance, invites applications for an Affiliate Professor faculty position in dance to begin August 2014.  The position requires a highly motivated individual with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills along with extensive experience in ballet.  Significant experience as a teacher at the college/university level is required.  An MFA in dance or a PhD or EdD in a related field, as well as evidence of successful achievement and national recognition as a ballet performance artist and choreographer, are preferred. 

Duties will include teaching all levels of ballet, pointe, and dance appreciation, as well as rehearsing the dance company.  Teaching opportunities may also include other courses related to research interests and areas of expertise.  The position will require choreographing for department concerts and productions; mentoring and advising student dancers and choreographers; and participating in the performance life of the Department of Music and Dance.  All affiliate faculty members of the Department of Music and Dance are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching.
 The teaching load is typically 15 hours per semester.

Interested applicants should apply online at and be prepared to submit (1) a letter of interest addressing how the candidate meets the qualification requirements as outlined above;  (2) a detailed curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of the candidate’s teaching philosophy; and (4) contact information for five professional references.  Candidates who advance in the search will be required to submit a representative DVD recording illustrating the applicant’s choreographic techniques and an entire class with the candidate teaching. 

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.
 Congress on Research in Dance
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