University of Southern Mississippi--tenure-track assistant professor in dance

18 Sep 2014 4:17 PM | Anonymous member

Position:  Assistant professor of dance - full-time, tenure-track, effective August 2015


Salary: Salary and benefits competitive


Qualifications: Required - Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and ability to teach dance techniques, including all levels of modern, ballet, jazz, tap and/or other styles; dance conditioning; and two or more of the following: dance appreciation, repertory, dance technology, instructional design, dance production. Teaching experience in higher education is preferred. Emerging area of creative or scholarly research is preferred.


Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching dance at the undergraduate level, student advising and mentoring, choreographing for departmental concerts, continued research/creative work, and fulfillment of assigned departmental responsibilities. Candidate must be committed to excellence in teaching, research and service and to the training of highly qualified artist-educators. Candidate will be capable of collaborating with faculty in departmental curricular activities.


The Department: The University of Southern Mississippi is a campus of approximately 16,000 students, located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, a growing community with approximately 100,000 people in the metropolitan area. Southern Miss offers a nationally accredited Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance in performance and choreography and in dance education in a growing and vigorous atmosphere. We believe in rigorous training that prepares the artist/educator for the professional field. The dance program currently has approximately 75 undergraduate dance majors. There are seven full-time faculty in dance.


Applications:  Apply online at byJanuary 2, 2015. A complete application includes letter of application, curriculum vitae, three recommendation letters, list of additional references, and statement of teaching philosophy.


Southern Miss is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance.


For additional information, call 601.266.4151 or e-mail at AAA/EOE/ADAI

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