Williams College Dance Department - Tenure Track Position in Dance History and Theory

01 Nov 2017 10:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Williams College Dance Department invites applicants for a full-time tenure track position in Dance History and Theory beginning fall 2018. Primary responsibilities will include teaching dance history and theory from a global perspective. Scholar/artists able to teach courses in anatomy/kinesiology, dance media and technology, choreography/improvisation are welcome to apply. In addition to sustaining scholarly and/or creative research, the successful candidate will collaborate with department faculty to expand curricular offerings and to develop innovative pedagogy that engages multiple disciplines at the college. Ph.D. or MFA in Dance, Performing Arts, or a related field should be in hand or expected by September 2018.

Dance has been active as a program at Williams since the 1970's and became an academic department in 2009. Our focus is the exploration of dance as an art form that reflects the past and the 21st century via embodied, creative and research practices that offer potential engagement with other disciplines of study at the college. Link to the department website at dance.williams.edu for more information.

All applications should be submitted online via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/46446. Application components must include a cover letter, CV, three letters of reference, teaching statement, writing sample, and other pertinent materials (e.g, reviews of professional projects, writing sample, media sample). In your cover letter please discuss your ability to work effectively with a broadly diverse student population in regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation and religion. We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field. The application deadline is December 1, 2017.

Questions can be directed to Sandra L. Burton, Department Chair (sburton@williams.edu) or Willa Simon, Department Administrator (Willa.Simon@williams.edu).

All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available at http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (https://www.williams.edu/). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.



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