Dance - Assistant Professor - Music and Dance Grand Valley State University

29 Sep 2014 9:04 AM | Anonymous member

Grand Valley State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Music and Dance, invites applications for a full time tenure track faculty position in Dance to begin August, 2015. We seek a highly motivated individual with exceptional communication and inter-personal skills coupled with extensive experience in dance performance and pedagogy. A terminal degree in Dance, or a related Dance discipline, as well as significant experience as a teacher at the college/university level is required. ABD candidates, who are otherwise exceptionally qualified, may be considered for an interim appointment at the Instructor rank. Evidence of past or the potential for future achievements leading to national recognition as a performance artist, choreographer and scholar is required. 

Duties will include teaching all levels of modern, history, and composition
and two or more of the following: ballet, jazz, pedagogy, kinesiology, dance technology, dance production, or improvisation. The position will require the individual to choreograph for department concerts and productions; mentor and advise student dancers and choreographers; and participate in the administrative and performance life of the Department of Music and Dance. All members of the Department of Music and Dance are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and be active in performance, research or other creative endeavors.

Review will begin on October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  

Attach (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 should be prepared to submit on short notice a representative DVD or web-based video recording illustrating the applicant's choreographic techniques and showing an entire class with the candidate teaching.

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