Stockton University - Assistant Professor of Dance (Tenure Track)

14 Nov 2016 11:24 AM | Deleted user

Assistant Professor of Dance, Tenure Track, Starting September 1, 2017

Stockton University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance for their Performing Arts Program beginning September 2017.   Salaries are competitive and may be higher depending upon qualifications and experience; excellent benefits.

Teach beginning to advanced levels of modern and/or ballet techniques, Dance Composition, and courses in the General Studies curriculum.  Teaching load: five courses, plus choreographic and production work equal to a sixth course.  Beyond modern and/or ballet technique and dance composition, expertise in two or more of the following areas is desirable: Dance History, Movement for Actors, Contemporary Partnering, Dance Criticism, Dance Production, Anatomy/Kinesiology, Pilates, Cultural Dance Forms, and Social Dance.  Costume Design and Construction 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, grant writing, and the supervision of student organizations and sponsored off-campus activities.

Terminal degree 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 dance technique. Candidates must present clear evidence of the ability and willingness to work as a collaborative colleague and to fill leadership roles in program and university 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 Stockton University.   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. For more information about Stockton’s Dance program, please visit

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply please visit: electronic documents will be accepted.  Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.  All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.  You may upload documents using; Word, PDF or Videos either as one single file or as individual attachments.  Address applications to Dr. Lisa Honaker, Dean of Arts and Humanities.  Submissions should be sent as a single PDF document; references should be sent separately. Please include the job title and Reference ID #-- in the subject line.

1.) A cover letter

2.) A curriculum vitae

3.) Link to online video of complete recent choreographic work (not a reel)

4.) Three current letters of recommendation-dated 2016 (By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references)

5.) Unofficial copies of transcripts from highest earned degree, and statement of teaching philosophy

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact: Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager at 609-652-4384.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
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  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit;  Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.
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