Job - Ohio State University: Assistant Professor, Dance

30 Sep 2014 7:35 PM | Anonymous
The Department of Dance at The Ohio State University seeks a dance professional who is actively engaged in a combination of physical practice, creative activity, and theoretical inquiry. We welcome an artist/teacher connected to the forefront of dance training practices and choreography, committed to developing relationships with the professional field nationally and internationally, as well as with the local community. Faculty and students value an individual with an interdisciplinary perspective, who is excited by the investigation of embodied scholarship. We encourage applicants who will add a unique artistic voice to our diverse curriculum and faculty.

Our new colleague will contribute: 

In Teaching: expertise in teaching a rigorous physical practice such as contemporary dance, ballet, Africanist dance forms, or improvisation, as well as dance composition, at all levels of the BFA and MFA programs, and instructing in at least one additional curricular area 

In Research: creating or directing concert dance, mediated performance, video dance, site specific work, dance theatre, and/or interdisciplinary projects 

In Service: leadership in undergraduate and graduate programs, curriculum development, advising, and governance within the department, college, university, and the field at large 

About the Department 

The Department of Dance at The Ohio State University consistently ranks as one of the top programs in the country. We provide intersecting investigations in the field of dance, with courses in movement practices, somatics, choreography, repertory, dance history, production and lighting, Labanotation and Laban studies, dance pedagogy, dance related technologies, dance documentation, theory and analysis. We view the breadth of our program as both appropriate to the academic setting and as responsible practice, educating students in a comprehensive way within the lively discourse of a major research university, and providing multiple avenues toward future careers within an evolving field. Our department is staffed by 14 tenure-track faculty, adjunct educators, guest artists, visiting scholars, and 15 graduate associates. We serve 90 undergraduates in the BFA program, 35 graduate students in MFA or PhD programs, 200 dance minors, and 500 students each semester in the non-major program. Our newly renovated facilities in historic Sullivant Hall feature state-of-the-art, flexible performance spaces, six studios, classrooms, a costume shop, and a media lab. New neighbors within the building include the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library, The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD), and the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy. Situated at the gateway of the university’s campus, this new vantage provides an expansive view of the university’s evolving Arts District, which includes Mershon Auditorium and the Wexner Center for the Arts. 

Position: Assistant Professor, Full-time, tenure track 

Qualifications: advanced degree preferred, professional experience required

Salary: commensurate with experience 

Application deadline: Review of applications begins October 15, 2014 and we encourage submission by that date. 

Date of Hire: Autumn Semester 2015 

Send Letter of Application, Resume or Vita, and contact information for 3 References through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4491 

Inquiries: Susan Hadley, Search Committee Chair hadley.4@osu.edu 

To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA Employer.


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