Goucher--2 Assistant Professor positions

19 Dec 2014 5:54 PM | Anonymous member

Assistant professor of dance (two positions)


Would you like to be at the forefront of dance in the liberal arts? Are you a dynamic, innovative dance teacher/artist committed to student learning and mentoring in an urban, diverse setting?  Do you have an expertise teaching ballet or modern/contemporary dance technique and enjoy creative activities and/or theoretical inquiry? Do you have other specialties and skills that would enhance a distinguished curriculum? If so, then you may be an ideal person to join our faculty.


We invite your application for one of two positions, both at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track or non-tenure track - based on qualifications), beginning August 2015.  Our new colleague must have expertise and/or teaching abilities in one or more techniques (modern/contemporary dance or ballet) or studio and performance practices.  Based on your unique skills, your teaching load will also include one or more of the following courses: partnering, pointe, improvisation, pedagogy, dance technology, dance history, dance science (anatomy), non-western dance forms, composition, and/or another area of expertise.  You should also have previous experience creating original choreography; restaging works; and rehearsing and coaching for performances. Additional duties include mentoring student projects; advising dance majors; participating in student assessments and audition processes; serving on departmental and college committees, and participating in recruitment activities. Qualifications include a terminal degree and/or substantial professional experience and credentials at the time of appointment.


Goucher College, located 20 minutes north of Baltimore, is a selective, independent, coeducational liberal arts college dedicated to providing an interdisciplinary, international education. Offering a unique college experience, our intimate classes with superb faculty provide transformational experiences that afford our graduates a wide range of professional options. Our Dance Department offers a rigorous and comprehensive B.A. major and minor in dance and is supported by a long and rich history of excellence.  The broad dance curriculum services more than a quarter of the student body, hosts five guest artists each year, and supports our students’ dance studies in preparation for the multifaceted and evolving world of dance. We welcome someone like you to share your teaching, research, service, and professional experience with us as we continue to deepen our artistic and intellectual community. Visit http://www.goucher.edu/dance to learn more about us.


The review of applications will begin on January 15, 2015 and will continue until both positions are filled. Interested applicants must apply at http://goucher.interviewexchange.com


Please submit the following application materials online:

  • ·      Resume or Curriculum Vita
  • ·      Cover Letter indicating interest, qualifications, research, and or/creative interests
  • ·      Statement of teaching philosophy
  • ·      Names, phone numbers, and e-mails of three professional references


Official transcript(s), if applicable, should be forwarded to Dance Department Search, Provost’s Office, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204-2794.  (Alternatively, PDF versions of transcripts can be emailed to the Provost’s Administrative Assistant, Gigi Greenfield, at rgreenfi@goucher.edu


Candidates may be asked to submit additional materials at a later date. The successful candidate will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.


Contact Person – Associate Professor Elizabeth Ahearn, Search Committee Chair

eahearn@goucher.edu, Dance Department, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD, 21204


Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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