Assistant Professor of Dance Studies, University of Buffalo

04 Nov 2014 2:46 PM | Anonymous

Position Announcement: Assistant Professor of Dance Studies, Tenure Track

Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience

Start Date: August 2015

The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University at Buffalo,, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance Studies. We seek a dance scholar who will maintain a robust research agenda and establish themselves as a leader and innovator in the field. This individual will significantly contribute teaching expertise to our graduate study and undergraduate Dance programs and will actively participate in ongoing curriculum development, including the design and implementation of a new MFA Dance program.

Minimum requirements:

Ph.D. in Dance Studies, Performance Studies, or related field; and college teaching experience. Candidates with an MFA degree will be considered if background is well matched to the responsibilities of the position.

Specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates whose research focuses on the integration of theory and practice; embodied inquiry; and/or social, cultural and/or global perspectives. Our new colleague will teach a regular course load (4 per year), including history and theory, with opportunities to develop courses in the candidate's area of specialization. Individuals with additional expertise in teaching studio courses are highly encouraged to apply. All Dance faculty mentor student research and creative activities; contribute to departmental dance concerts as director or choreographer; and provide service to the department or university as appropriate.  We strongly encourage applicants who will enhance the diversity of the University at Buffalo through their research, teaching, and service.

The Department of Theatre & Dance is a hub for interdisciplinary arts activity within the university, intersecting with Music, Visual Studies, Media Study, Architecture, and Poetry among others. In addition to its regular production season, UB Dance, housed in the Center for the Arts, actively partners with University entities, including the Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies, the Center for 21st Century Music and the Electronic Poetry Center. UB Dance provides a nurturing and challenging artistic community that equally emphasizes strong academic education and intensive dance training. The BA and BFA dance degrees offer in-depth curriculums with creative tracks that prepare students for a broad range of professional careers.

Buffalo, NY is a vibrant arts and cultural center that includes over twenty theatres, several professional and community dance organizations, and numerous art galleries. It is home to well-known organizations, including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, ArtPark, Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Center, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Just Buffalo Literary Center, Burchfield Penney Art Center and more. Buffalo is centrally located, with easy access to major metropolitan hubs in the Northeast including New York City, Boston, Chicago, Toronto and Montreal. Located on Lake Erie, just south of Niagara Falls, Buffalo's surrounding natural areas, state parks, beaches, rivers and ski areas provide abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation and leisure.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter; detailed CV; research statement; teaching philosophy; two work samples (one of which must be a written document); one sample course syllabus; and contact information for three references via:

All materials are due by December 1, 2014. Digital work samples and questions should be directed to Karen Cleary at 285 Alumni Arena, Buffalo NY, 14260, UB is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

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