Job Posting: University of Calgary, Assistant Professor, Dance Science

08 Dec 2015 12:59 PM | Anonymous member

The Faculty of Arts (Dance Division, School of Creative and Performing Arts) and the Faculty of Kinesiology invite applications for a joint tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Dance Science. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016.

The University of Calgary’s combined Bachelor of Arts (Dance) / Bachelor of Kinesiology degree, the first of its kind in Canada, highlights the relationships between the sciences, arts, and humanities, emphasizing the importance of interdisciplinary perspectives in the investigation of movement studies and promoting a holistic paradigm for examining human movement. The successful candidate will serve as the liaison between the Dance Division of the School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) and the Faculty of Kinesiology and will provide leadership and mentoring to students enrolled in the combined program.

The successful candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in Kinesiology or a related discipline and a Master of Arts/Fine Arts in Dance or Dance Science. Candidates should have an established or emerging program of research and scholarly activities, thereby demonstrating potential to become a leader in their research field, as evidenced by publications, presentations, and external funding. They should also have demonstrated a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level; successful graduate teaching experience will be a distinct asset.

Teaching responsibilities will involve courses from both the Dance Division of the SCPA and the Faculty of Kinesiology, including required courses in each program and additional courses related to the successful candidate’s area(s) of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to service within a university setting or the wider community. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide active engagement in the field of Dance Science, connecting the University of Calgary to the broader national and international community of Dance Science researchers and professional associations, and to be active within the Calgary dance community, making connections to dance companies and dance training centers.

The School of Creative and Performing Arts is a community of practicing creators, performers and scholars who, with expert technical and administrative support, are dedicated to the education of artists and critical thinkers in the context of a University devoted to the formation of intelligent and engaged citizens. In addition to a deep engagement with the foundation of their chosen discipline(s), students have the opportunity enrich their education through structured encounters with the other disciplines in the School and beyond. Additional graduate degrees in interarts performance are currently in development. As such, experience and/or expertise in interarts and interdisciplinary practice and research will be an asset. For more information about the School, please visit www.scpa.ucalgary.ca.

The Faculty of Kinesiology’s vision is to be an international leader in the study and advancement of human movement, sport, health, and wellness. Our Faculty is committed to creating a healthier society and our research shows that the key to better health is exercise. We advocate for healthy, active living and we are working to create a healthier society by preventing injury, reversing unhealthy trends such as obesity and diabetes, and by helping individuals return to the activities they enjoy as quickly as possible after injury or disease. The Faculty of Kinesiology also includes Active Living, Dinos Athletics, the Olympic Oval, and the Sport Medicine Centre. For more information about the Faculty, please visit www.ucalgary.ca/knes/

Interested individuals are asked to submit their application electronically. Please provide a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, evidence of successful teaching, no more than four samples of scholarly and/or creative work, and three confidential letters of reference sent directly to the Chair of the Academic Selection Committee (Bruce Barton, Director, SCPA). All materials should be forwarded to:

Bruce Barton, Director
School of Creative and Performing Arts University of Calgary
CHD100, 2500 University Drive NW Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4 403-210-6265 / fax: 403-282-6925

These materials can also be sent electronically in confidence to scpa@ucalgary.ca
The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply: however, Canadian and Permanent residents will be given priority.

In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following questions: Are you legally entitled to work in Canada (Yes/No) and are you a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Applications will be accepted until January 25, 2016.

Additional Information

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called “Eyes High”, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to ‘I will lift up my eyes’.

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested, and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We are increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers Website

About Calgary, Alberta

Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders in business, community, philanthropy, and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

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