Assistant Professor in Dance/Movement Studies, DANCE, Scripps College

19 Sep 2014 8:55 PM | Anonymous member

DANCE, Scripps College

Position ID: Scripps-Dance-TTDANCE [#4123]
Position Title:  Assistant Professor in Dance/Movement Studies
Position Type: Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Claremont, California 91711, United States [map]
Subject Area:  Dance
Appl Deadline: 2014/11/01 (posted 2014/06/23, listed until 2014/11/03)
Position Description:   Apply    


Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Dance to provide leadership for the Movement Studies track within the Dance major.

We are seeking candidates who have at least 3 years of college teaching experience in Laban Movement Analysis, and/or other Somatic practices. Candidates also should be able to teach Modern/Contemporary Dance, and/or Ballet at the beginning through advanced level. Ability to teach some additional courses such as Anatomy/Kinesiology, Dance Composition, Pedagogy, additional Dance styles, and/or other Dance History/Theory classes is desired. Choreographing for departmental productions is optional.

The Department seeks a dynamic and innovative teacher with a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. In addition to providing leadership for the Movement Studies track within the Dance major, candidates will be expected to work with colleagues to maintain forward momentum in an evolving Dance curriculum that serves students from all the Claremont Colleges, Dance majors, minors and non-majors alike. The preferred candidate will demonstrate a proven or potential record of professional research in Somatics and/or Choreography.

The teaching load is five courses per year plus supervision of senior theses and some concert productions. Student advising and college committee service are also required. Participation in the Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities program is expected. MFA, PhD or DPT preferred along with certification in Laban Movement Analysis and/or other Somatic practices. ABD and professional experience may be considered. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the College’s goal of improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, and philosophy of teaching to AcademicJobsOnline. Candidates may be asked to submit further materials, such as teaching evaluations, writing sample, video, and/or course syllabi at a later date.

The Review of Applications will begin November 1, 2014.

For more information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee: Professor Ronnie Brosterman Box 4011 Scripps College Dance Department 1030 Columbia Ave. Claremont, CA. 91711 Email:; Phone: 909-607-3944

Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Statement
  • Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site )
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Scripps College
1030 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
 Congress on Research in Dance
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