Assistant Professor of Dance -- The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

17 Nov 2014 9:44 PM | Anonymous member

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance for their Performing Arts Program beginning September 2015.   Salaries are competitive and may be higher depending upon qualifications and experience; excellent benefits.


Teach beginning to advanced levels of contemporary and ballet techniques, and courses in the General Studies curriculum.   Teaching load: five courses, plus choreographic and production work equal to a sixth course.  Beyond ballet and modern techniques, expertise in two or more of the following areas is desirable: movement for actors, costume design and construction, jazz styles, musical theatre dance, acting, composition, contemporary partnering, anatomy/kinesiology, improvisation, dance production, grant writing, introduction to dance, dance history, teaching methods, dance criticism, and social dance.   Web design and audio-video editing skills a plus.  Duties will include choreographing for and helping produce Dance Program productions; assisting with administrative duties of the Dance Program that include concert production, student advising, and the supervision of student organizations and sponsored off-campus activities.


MFA, Ph.D. or Ed.D is required by date of appointment, with professional and/or choreographic experience.  A successful candidate will demonstrate high artistic, academic, professional, and ethical standards; a record of successful creative and academic endeavors; a strong professional background; and a record of teaching excellence in ballet and/or one of the dance techniques that are the foundation of modern dance.  Candidates must present clear evidence of the ability and willingness to work as a collaborative colleague and to fill leadership roles in program and college activities.   The successful applicant will also be expected to engage in sustained scholarly research and/or creative work appropriate to the position.   Academic experiences with culturally diverse populations desired.

The Dance Program functions within the liberal arts tradition at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.   Students in the Dance Program major in one of six different tracks that relate to their specific areas of interest, including performance, choreography, studio ownership, physical therapy, teaching, etc., and pursue careers in those areas.   The emphasis in the department is on encouraging students to create, perform, and think about movement in a manner that connects with their experiences in the other fine and liberal arts.

Screening of applications begins December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.


Address applications to Dr. Lisa Honaker, Dean of Arts and Humanities, at ARHU-ARTP@stockton.edu.  Applications should include:  cover letter, CV, Link to online video of recent choreographic work, three current letters of recommendation-dated 2014 (By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references), unofficial copies of transcripts from highest earned degree, and statement of teaching philosophy.  Submissions should be sent as a single PDF document, references and transcripts should be sent separately.  Please include the job title and Reference ID #AA350 in the subject line.

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit http://www.stockton.edu/affirmative_action.  Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager, at 609-652-4384.

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