Assistant Professor or Lecturer in Dance with Specialization in Contemporary Dance - Swarthmore College: Music & Dance Department

31 Oct 2017 10:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Department of Music and Dance at Swarthmore College invites applications for an Assistant Professor or Lecturer in Dance with specialization in contemporary dance. 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 courses in all levels of contemporary dance technique, repertory, and dance composition as part of our globally-focused program that blends theory and practice. The successful candidate will bring to our program a strong record of creative work, excellence in undergraduate teaching, and knowledge of curriculum development and design. We are particularly interested in candidates whose practice draws on techniques of the African, Asian, or Latinx diaspora. 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.

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. 

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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