Hunter College Department of Dance seeks a Department Chair

24 Oct 2014 8:49 PM | Anonymous member

Job ID: 11611
Regular/Temporary: Regular

The Department of Dance seeks a Department Chair that is an inspirational visionary, expediter, proven leader, entrepreneur, writer, artist, organizer, facilitator, and developer of partnerships. Thanks to a generous donation to Hunter College, the individual selected for this position will have the opportunity to expand the Program in Dance into a full-fledged academic department. This will entail building upon the existing BA program, integrating the MA in Dance Education/Certification Program, and developing a new MFA Program. Qualified candidates must have a broad familiarity with and an ability to foster meaningful connections to the NYC professional dance and dance teaching communities and understand the range of dance programming possible in a liberal arts college. The candidate must further demonstrate a proven commitment to dance learning in both PreK-12 and higher education, and prepare Hunter dance students for a high level of artistry and professional success as performers, choreographers, dance educators, and dance scholars.

Duties include:
Providing the strategic vision for the continuous improvement of programs, services, and operations
Teaching undergraduate and graduate level classes
Developing and maintaining strategic partnerships including supporters, donors, friends and patrons
Facilitating working environment of consensus and collaboration
Overseeing staff, budget, facilities, and ongoing program evaluation
Representing the Department of Dance within the college and community with attention to maintaining the Hunter Brand
Recruiting and nurturing the next generation of dance artists, educators, and scholars
Ph.D. or MFA degree in area(s) of experience (preferred) or equivalent commensurate with ability and experience. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of five years of administrative experience; five years of teaching experience in K-12 or higher education settings; seven years of professional performing experience; a record of professionally produced choreography; a record of program development; evidence of published curriculum, assessments, and/or standards.

Salary commensurate with experience. CUNY offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to its faculty, covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


Applications can be submitted on-line by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website ( and navigating to Careers at CUNYfirst. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should click on the appropriate link to register. All items to be uploaded must be combined in a single document. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site and search for this vacancy using the Job ID provided. Candidates should provide a CV reflecting recognized achievement in multiple areas such as: Performance, Choreography, Teaching (higher education community, K-12), Program Development, and Dance/Arts Administration/Management, cover letter; statement of leadership philosophy; and three references.

The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 27, 2014. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

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