ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Tenure Track in Dance KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

21 Nov 2014 2:20 PM | Anonymous member

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Tenure Track in Dance

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

The Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance seeks an energetic and collaborative dance artist/educator/scholar for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position in Dance, and to serve as the Dance Division Coordinator beginning August 2015. The School offers a B.F.A. in modern dance Performance/Choreography, a B.A. in Dance Studies, a Dance Minor, and serves over 1000 non-majors annually. There are 6 full-time and 4-7 part-time faculty members in the Dance Division, plus administrative staff. The School of Theatre and Dance is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance and the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants should hold a M.F.A., Ph.D. or Ed.D. in a dance field, have significant experience teaching dance in higher education, maintain an active research agenda in dance evidenced by a record of professional activity and demonstrate strong academic and administrative leadership skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Dance Division Coordinator 1) provides leadership in developing and fulfilling the strategic plan and artistic mission of the School; 2) represents the Division and serves as its liaison with other University administrative units; 3) recommends and schedules teaching and advising; 4) coordinates recruitment and admissions into the dance program; 5) oversees dance curriculum development within the requirements of NASD accreditation.

Faculty duties in the dance program include:
• Ability to teach all levels of Ballet (required)
• Additional expertise to teach in any of the following areas: modern dance technique, dance production, dance history, dance pedagogy or dance science.
• Shared academic and creative advising
• Dance concert direction
• Choreography for faculty dance concerts

APPLICATION
Review of applications will begin January 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. All applications must be completed online at: www.jobs.kent.edu. Applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent with a clear statement outlining educational and leadership philosophies as informed by current trends in dance and higher education 2) a curriculum vita; 3) a list of five references with full contact information; 4) a link to video of choreography (2 complete works and clips as desired). Please have three current (within 2 years), confidential letters of recommendation sent directly to the address below:

Dance Search Committee
Kent State University
D101-E Kent Center for Performing Arts
1325 Theatre Drive
Kent, OH 44242-0001




For additional Information/Inquiries contact:
Kimberly Karpanty, Dance Search Committee Chair
Associate Professor, Dance
330-672undefined0127
kkarpant@kent.edu


ABOUT THE SCHOOL:
The School of Theatre and Dance offers five undergraduate degree programs (BA, BFA) and five MFA graduate programs to approximately 270 majors and 60 minors. Year-round production opportunities provide students with a quality education in our state-of-the-art facilities, including the recently completed Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance which houses more than 70,000 square feet of learning, performance, and design space. With three performance venues on site in the Center for the Performing Arts and a fourth in the outdoor summer theatre, Porthouse Theatre, students have frequent chances to display their work. The School has established an aggressive agenda for excellence in performance, production and creative and academic scholarship. The faculty place high value on mentoring individual students for success in the classroom, on stage and in the profession, a high quality of production on our stages as laboratories for learning, a commitment to diversity in our classrooms and on our stages and a commitment to positive and collegial collaboration.

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