Assistant Professor in Dance Studies, Swarthmore College

19 Sep 2014 8:57 PM | Anonymous member

Dance Studies, Swarthmore College

Position ID: MusicDance-APDANCE-APDANCE [#4534]
Position Title:  Assistant Professor in Dance Studies
Position Type: Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081, United States [map]
Subject Areas:  Dance / Dance History, Dance Theory
Appl Deadline: 2014/12/01* (posted 2014/09/04, listed until 2014/12/29)
Position Description:   Apply    

The Swarthmore College Department of Music and Dance invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Dance Studies at the assistant professor level, with a specialization in ballet and/or modern dance, beginning in Fall 2015. We are looking for an exceptional scholar/practitioner who can demonstrate a visible national and international profile, a strong record of publication and creative work, excellence in undergraduate teaching, and knowledge of curriculum development and design. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year, including courses on dance history, theory, and technique courses, integrating theory and practice whenever possible. As a small collaborative department, members of the faculty also contribute to supervision of undergraduate theses, student productions, and events with visiting artists. Other responsibilities include administrative work and service to the College. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D in Dance or Performance Studies, although exceptional candidates with M.F.As will be considered. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2014. Review of applications will begin in January and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit an online application at Please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three reference letters, one or more samples of scholarship/creative work, and a sample syllabus. Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

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

Further Info:
Swarthmore College
Department of Music & Dance
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081
 Congress on Research in Dance
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