06 Jan 2015 2:08 PM | Anonymous

Reed College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Dance Studies to begin Fall 2015.  Salary is competitive, including benefits and support for travel and research.

We seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level and a lively program of scholarship. The position is focused in Dance Studies but will include a limited amount of studio teaching.  The successful candidate would teach five courses over two semesters, including introductory dance history, junior seminar in dance studies, and three additional dance studies and studio courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. The candidate will also contribute to the development of an incipient dance major program that recognizes the cultural diversity of the field.  Our pedagogy emphasizes the integration of theory and practice; the ideal candidate would seek to enhance work in the classroom with embodied activities and work in the studio with contextual study.  As a small, collaborative department, members of the dance faculty contribute to the supervision of undergraduate capstone theses and production of performances and events with students and visiting artists.Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand or near completion.  Information on the department is available at

Reed College is a small, distinguished liberal arts institution committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Reed students are known for their outstanding intellectual engagement and creativity. Reed’s new Performing Arts Building, opened in Fall 2013, provides a vital facility for new initiatives in the performing arts and for fostering interdisciplinary opportunities across the college. Portland, Oregon has a thriving artistic community, numerous dance companies, a major dance presenting organization and an international performing arts festival. The expansion of Reed’s dance program will allow us new opportunities to interface with Portland’s artistic community.

Please submit a letter of application describing your teaching, scholarly and/or artistic interests, CV, sample syllabi for an introductory dance history course, upper-division dance studies course and studio course, examples of scholarly and/or artistic work, and three letters of recommendation to Reed College is a community that believes cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your letter of application, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or community service might support Reed College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College's diversity statement (

Review of applications will begin January 26, 2015.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position is contingent on expected funding. Questions may be addressed to Carla Mann, chair of the search committee, at An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed College values diversity and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

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