Assistant Professor, Dance San Jose State University

12 Sep 2014 11:40 AM | Anonymous member

San José State University
San José, California

Subject to Budgetary Approval


Job Opening ID (JOID):

Assistant Professor in Dance (Tenure Track)

MA or MFA required. Professional performing and choreography experience. Experience in teaching from among the following areas: Kinesiology, Improvisation, Choreography, Dance Appreciation, Dance and World Cultures, Dance History, Dance Technology, and Rhythmic FundamentalsUniversity teaching experience also required Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

Teach all levels of Jazz technique, or all levels of Ballet technique, classes in performance and repertory (in the Ballet area, experience in restaging classical repertory); choreograph for the student company; and direct student productions. Candidate will advise students and serve on committees in the School, College and University. Excellence in teaching and continued creative and professional activity will be a requirement for successful retention, tenure and promotion. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to meet the needs of a student population of great diversity-- in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation-- through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 18, 2015

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures: For full consideration upload a letter of application, a complete curriculum vita, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, and three current, original letters of reference with contact information by November 15, 2014 at

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Dr. Fred Cohen, Director
School of Music and Dance
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0095

The Dance Program at San José State University is housed in the School of Music and Dance offers the BFA in Dance, the professional degree, and a BA in Dance, which follows standards for a Liberal Arts education in Dance. Four permanent faculty positions and a rotating roster of part-time faculty supervise approximately 80 majors and 75 minors. There is a full time accompanist. Facilities include three state of the art studios and a new dance theatre currently under renovation. San José State University is an Accredited Institutional member of the National Association Schools of Dance and a resident site of sjDANCEco, a professional collaborative. The campus is located in the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San Jose (pop. over 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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