Assistant Professor or Lecturer in Dance with Specialization in Taiko - Swarthmore College

25 Sep 2017 10:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Swarthmore College: Music & Dance Department

Assistant Professor or Lecturer in Dance with Specialization in Taiko

The Department of Music and Dance at Swarthmore College invites applications for an Assistant Professor or Lecturer in Dance with specialization in Taiko. This is a renewable three-year position with competitive salary and full benefits, beginning in Fall 2018. It is not eligible for tenure. Academic rank will be dependent on educational background.

This colleague will teach performance courses in Taiko. In addition, this person will  bring demonstrated professional experience in another area such as (but not limited to) Flamenco, Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern, Salsa, or Yoga that would contribute to our globally-focused program that blends theory and practice. Experience teaching dance composition is desirable but not required. The successful candidate will teach three courses per year as well as contribute to the support of student productions and events with visiting artists. Other responsibilities include administrative work and service to the College.  The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active professional program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. The College is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.   For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see


The ideal candidate will hold a M.F.A. in Dance completed by the appointment starting date of August 1, 2018.


Qualified applicants should submit an online application through Interfolio at by December 2, 2017. Please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three reference letters, one sample of creative work, and a sample syllabus. 

 Congress on Research in Dance
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