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  • 20 Mar 2015 4:24 PM | Anonymous member
    BEYOND Ballet Why & How, April 16-18, 2015 in Arnhem, The Netherlands, is an international conference, initiated by education, partnered by the dance profession. CORD member Robin Lakes is one of the invited speakers. BEYOND Ballet Why & How continues where the 2012 conference Ballet: Why and How? left off. Then, the conference was geared toward one aspect of dance education, namely the role of ballet technique in vocational schools and the life of the professional dancer of today. The main objective was to promote dialogue between professionals about the challenges education faced in relation to that particular subject. Now, ArtEZ School of Dance and Balettakademien Stockholm join forces once again and offer a different perspective. The aim of BEYOND is to stimulate discourse on dance and dance education in a broader social context. We do so by inviting experts from the world of dance, but also external professionals to present their unique perspective. The education and the professional field partner up by sharing viewpoints and insights, to take solid steps towards building the dance educators and professionals of the future.

    http://beyondbwh.com/programme.php

    The themes for BEYOND are as followed:

    Educational: This theme examines various methods developed by dance practitioners based on their questions and challenges in educating the dancer of today.

    Artistic: This theme invites choreographers to conduct extended workshops and share their artistic and choreographic research methods.

    Urban: This theme is particularly interesting for those who wish to experience how urban performance art, in particular training principles and methods, can be used in other dance settings.

    Preservation: This theme explores notation, archiving, repertoire, authorship and the relevance of heritage.

    Medicine and Science: This theme focuses on applied dance and sports science & medicine research to provide a deeper understanding of the challenges involved in the care of students and professionals.

    General: In addition to the specific themes detailed above, this theme will offer subjects of general interest.

  • 22 Feb 2015 12:29 PM | Anonymous member
    The Passion of Flamenco 
Symposium & Performances
    Duke University, Durham, NC
    February 27-March 1, 2015

    SYMPOSIUM - Free and open to the Public

    Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | White Auditorium, Duke East Campus (master class in the Ark Dance Studio). Duke University, Durham, NC.

    Free and open to the public.

    Flamenco, a dance and music form of Southern Spain, was forged by a remarkable intercultural exchange among Arabic, Judaic and Iberian cultures, inhabitants of Spain, and subsequently enriched by rhythms and influences from the East Indian gypsies and from Latin America.

    The Passion of Flamenco Symposium is inspired by the exhibit “100 Years of Flamenco in New York” mounted at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in 2013. One of the curators of that exhibit, Meira Goldberg, is a featured speaker at the symposium, along with scholar Estela Zatania, and Brook Zern, who has been knighted by the King of Spain for his contributions to flamenco. The Symposium will culminate with a 75-minute master class led by Antonio Hidalgo, Associate Artistic Director of Flamenco Vivo.

    For more information, see the biographies at the bottom of the page, and the link: http://danceprogram.duke.edu/events/symposium-passion-flamenco


    PERFORMANCES: The Passion of Flamenco: Up Close and Personal

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday Feb. 27, 28, and March 1

    Friday & Saturday | 8 p.m. | Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 

    Sunday | 7 p.m. | Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC

    For 3 nights, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana < http://www.flamenco-vivo.org> will perform in a tablao (café) setting at Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Avenue in Durham. Patrons can opt for table seating for $30/person or sitting on risers for $20/person. Limited student tickets available for $10. Tickets for sale at the door or in advance at the Duke University Box Office. Dinner and drinks are not included, but may be purchased at the bar. Seating one hour before curtain.

    To purchase tickets: http://tinyurl.com/nt6jsl8

    These events are sponsored by the Duke University Dance Program <http://danceprogram.duke.edu//>, the Duke University Department of Romance Studies, the Durham Arts Council, NC Arts Council, and are made possible by a Visiting Artist grant from the Council of the Arts, Office of the Vice Provost, Duke University.

    SYMPOSIUM BIOGRAPHIES

    Meira Goldberg, Symposium Speaker
    K. Meira Goldberg “La Meira” (M.F.A., Ed.D.) is a flamenco performer, teacher, choreographer, and scholar. She is co-editor and translator for an anthology, Imagining Flamenco: Historical, Critical, and Theoretical Perspectives, forthcoming in 2015 from McFarland. She co-curated the 2013 exhibit “100 Years of Flamenco in New York” at the New York Public Library for the Performing Art at the Lincoln Center, and co-authored the catalog. Her article “Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco” is in Dance Chronicle 37:1; she is writing a book with the same title. She is the lead organizer of a conference on "The Global Reach of the Fandango in Music, Song, and Dance" (April 2015) at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York’s Foundation for Iberian Music, whose proceedings will be published by the Junta de Andalucía. Goldberg’s doctoral dissertation on Carmen Amaya, Border Trespasses: The Gypsy Mask and Carmen Amaya’s Flamenco Dance, is a widely-used resource within the English-speaking Flamenco community. She currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and she has also taught or guest-lectured at New York University, Bryn Mawr College, Duke University, Julliard, Princeton University, Smith College, and the Flamenco Festival International in Albuquerque.

    Estela Zatania, Symposium Speaker
    Estela Zatania’s career in flamenco as singer, guitarist, dancer, writer and journalist spans more than 50 years. In 2002, she was named editor-in-chief of the online magazine Deflamenco.com. In 2003, she received a research grant from the Cultural Ministry of Andalucía which led to the publication of her investigation “Flamencos de Gañanía”, selected Best Flamenco Book of 2007 by popular vote. In 2004, she was awarded Spain’s national prize for Flamenco Journalism. She was contributing writer for the books “Flamenco Project: una ventana a la visión extranjera 1960-1985”, “100 Años de Flamenco en Nueva York” and “La Cañeta de Málaga, José Salazar y La Pirula”, and acted as advisor for numerous documentaries, most recently “The Fabulous Sabicas” which she presented at Lincoln Center in New York City. Founding member of the cultural forum “Morón 2004”, Zatania is a regular panel member on the weekly radio program “Los Caminos del Cante” broadcast from Jerez, and currently gives lectures and workshops throughout Europe, Canada and the United States.

    Brook Zern, Symposium Speaker
    A guitarist, historian and widely-published writer on flamenco, Brook Zern was knighted in 2008 by King Juan Carlos I of Spain for his work in the field, receiving the Cruz de Isabel la Catolica (Officer’s Cross of the Order of Queen Isabella) – the highest honor that Spain can bestow upon a non-Spanish citizen. He is a Contributing Scholar at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York’s Foundation for Iberian Music, and a Consultant on Flamenco in the Ethnomusicology Department of Columbia University. His writing has been published in dozens of American and Spanish publications, and his contributions to The New York Times have been recognized by Spain’s Melia Journalism Prize.

    Antonio Hidalgo, Associate Artistic Director, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana (Master Class Leader)
    Antonio Hidalgo is from Córdoba, Spain and has worked with the companies of Jose Antonio, Paco Romero, Jose Greco and Antonio Gades. Now Associate Artistic Director of Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, he has been a choreographer and principal dancer with the Company since 1998. With Inmaculada Ortega, he also directs the company Aroma Flamenca and works with the Fundacion Antonio Gades as Assistant Director, soloist and choreography assistant.



    Barbara Dickinson
    Professor of the Practice of Dance
    Duke University Dance Program
    2 Brodie Gym Drive
    Suite 205 Bivins Building
    Box 90686
    Durham, NC 27708-0686
    Phone: (919) 660-3352
    Fax: (919) 668-7858
    http://danceprogram.duke.edu
  • 18 Jan 2015 9:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Position Title

        ITALIC Lecturer

    Location

        Stanford University Main Campus

     

    Position Description

        Working closely with the teaching team of three Stanford faculty, the program’s Assistant Director, and one other lecturer, the ITALIC lecturer will lead two discussion sections of 15 students per quarter and offer individualized instruction to his/her students. The lecturer will work with freshmen in probing the nature of artistic and aesthetic invention, discovery and issues.

     

    Through a series of close investigations and analyses of major works and ideas of the visual, performing and filmic arts, as well as less considered instances of the aesthetic in everyday life, this three-quarter class will question what the cultivation of aesthetic perception, analysis, art making skills and experience in art can bring to creativity and perception in important areas of human endeavor outside of art.   

     

    Initial appointments are for a term of one year with a start date of September 1, 2015. The position may be renewable for additional years should the pilot program be continued beyond the start-up period. Salary and full benefits package is competitive.

     

    Qualifications

        The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in college-level teaching, both in small seminar style classes as well as larger lectures. Must be sensitive to the particular demands of teaching freshmen in a year-long, residence-based course, and committed to effective, engaging pedagogy. Exceptional communication skills and experience in working collaboratively and in team-taught courses is also highly desirable. Evidence of distinction in relevant scholarship and research and (if relevant) arts practice, is required. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D., M.F.A, M.A., or DMA in one of the Arts or affiliated fields (e.g. Art History, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Music, Dance Studies, Film Studies, and related arts and humanities disciplines), conferred no later than June 2015.

     

    About Stanford University

     

    Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

     

    To apply for the ITALIC Lecturer position, please visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/28468.

     

    Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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  • 18 Jan 2015 9:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    RANDOLPH COLLEGE, LYNCHBURG, VA- www.randolphcollege.edu

     

    Job Title:

    Instructor or Assistant Professor in Dance (commensurate with   experience or terminal degree)

    Location:

    Randolph College, Department of Dance

    Position:

    Full-Time Faculty

    Appointment:

    Regular/Three-Year w/renewal possibilities

     

    Description:The Department of Dance seeks an Instructor or Assistant Professor in Dance (title is commensurate with experience or terminal degree) from the professional dance world with primary expertise in the teaching of ballet and/or modern dance techniques.  Position begins August 2015. For more information about the program, go to  http://www.randolphcollege.edu/humanresources/

    Qualifications:Candidates with terminal degrees are preferred. Those candidates without degrees but having exceptional credentials and experience in the professional dance world may be considered. Candidates should have performance experience working with established ballet or modern dance companies as well as experience teaching ballet and/or modern dance technique from fundamental through advanced/pre-professional levels, especially in a college or university setting.  Qualified candidates should have familiarity with the range of dance programming possible in a liberal arts college. 

    Duties: Responsibilities will include: teaching ballet and/or modern dance technique classes (elementary and combined intermediate/advanced), as well as classes in pointe and variations. An introductory partnering class could also be offered. Additionally, this instructor will choreograph or stage repertory for annual performances. Candidates should also have experience teaching in three of the following areas: ballroom, ballet/modern dance pedagogy, character dance, folk dance, hip hop, dance and culture, arts management, body/somatic therapies or special topics.

    Additional Duties include:

    • Serving as a member of the BFA Colloquium with students      and faculty from the sister arts (studio art, creative writing, music and      theatre).
    • Assisting in the recruitment of student dancers
    • Assisting in rehearsals/productions
    • Evaluating, grading and assessing students
    • Representing the Department of Dance within the college      and community
    • Assisting with responsibilities related to the Helen      McGehee Visiting Artist Program in Dance.
    • Other duties as assigned

    Salary: Commensurate with experience

    How to Apply: Interested candidates should send the following to Randolph College, Attention: Pamela Risenhoover, Search Committee Chair at dance@randolphcollege.edu


    1. Cover letter
    2. Current résumé
    3. List of professional references

    Additional materials may be requested at a later date. This may include DVD of choreography or works staged.  Candidates are also welcome to submit up to three letters of recommendation.

    Applications received by March 2, 2015 will receive first priority. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    Randolph College takes pride in our pluralistic community and continues to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.  Randolph College is a selective liberal arts college with a commitment to intercultural competence manifest in its Bridges Not Walls initiative (http://www.randolphcollege.edu/about/initiatives/bridges-not-walls/). 

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  • 18 Jan 2015 9:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Responsibilities:

    • Teach all levels of dance technique and composition classes. Technique in varied dance genres with emphasis on ballet. May include modern/contemporary, jazz, and/or non-western forms.
    • Teach 24 credit hours of classes per academic year plus the equivalent of 3 credit hours or more of institutional service as defined by the department and school.
    • Teach upper division courses including Dance History, Dance Pedagogy, Movement Analysis, and/or Kinesiology for Dancers.
    • Regularly teach in the University General Education curriculum.
    • Assist the Artistic Director of Dixie State Dance Company directing the dance productions
    • Choreograph for dance productions.
    • Serve as an academic, choreographic and artistic mentor to students.
    • Attend production and other meetings as required. Participate in tech rehearsals, dress rehearsals and other performance activities as assigned.
    • Fulfill faculty responsibilities including participating in department events and committee meetings, holding regular office hours, and advising students.
    • Ability to adapt courses to current technology and possibly teach in an online or hybrid learning environment.

     Qualifications:

    • Earned terminal degree (doctorate or MFA) in Dance required, PhD preferred
    • Experience of professional performance and choreography
    • Teaching experience in college/university setting
    • Demonstrated ability of successfully teaching college courses (finalists will be required to demonstrate competence in a teaching module)
    • Demonstrated knowledge of dance production and choreography
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate successfully as a member of a production team and as a member of an academic program
    • Ability to operate contemporary computer programs, and a willingness to be trained in computer applications
    • Ability to employ various communication technologies during teaching responsibilities
    • Ability and willingness to participate in university and departmental student recruitment and retention initiatives
    • Ability to communicate clearly with students, staff and colleagues, both orally and in writing
    • An eagerness to engage with faculty, staff and administrators to develop ways to improve the educational experience of students

      Terms of Contract:  Tenure track (9 month) faculty position.  Salary is based on nationally competitive Dixie State University faculty salary schedule.  Excellent benefits package included.

    Electronic Application Procedures:  Application review begins February 9, 2015, open until filled. Submit cover letter, resume, contact information for three references (including email), unofficial transcripts and video links to examples of your own performances and choreography work electronically. Please upload all of the requested documents when you submit your application. You will not be able to add to or edit your application once it has been submitted.  Employment may be contingent upon positive results of a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520. - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000866671-01#sthash.ffuHmxFM.dpuf

     

  • 18 Jan 2015 9:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Assistant Professor of Dance
    #AC15-0427

    Dance/Fine & Performing Arts Division/Santa Ana College

    Tenure Track Position

    Salary RSCCD has one of the highest faculty salary schedules among California’s 72 community college districts. New faculty may be placed as high as step 11 on the salary schedule based upon verified teaching/work experience. The starting salary may range from $54,010.08 to $91,348.99/year for the 10-month academic year, depending upon education and experience. Additional compensation is provided for work beyond the basic teaching contract.

    Benefits The district will contribute up to $25,821.72 per year toward the medical/dental insurance expense for the employee and any eligible dependents, plus $1,250 per year for additional fringe benefit expenses, life insurance coverage of $50,000 or the employee’s annual salary, whichever is greater and ten days of sick leave per year. Membership in the California State Teachers’ Retirement System.

    Starting Date: 2015 Fall Semester

    Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 5:00 pm

    Responsibilities • Teach in three or more of the following: all levels of technique in contemporary modern, ballet and/or jazz, general education courses, production, repertory
    • Choreograph for department productions
    • Production direction for main-stage concerts and Dance Touring Ensemble
    • Management of SAC Dance Department participation in American College Dance Festival
    • Recruit dance students for the SAC Dance Department by establishing relationships with local dance teachers, appropriate community organizations and four year college/universities
    • Work within the Dance Department in coordinating classes, developing new courses and certificates, supporting program development, and carrying out department goals and objectives
    • Assume department, division and college committee responsibilities as required

    Requirements Minimum Qualifications (Applicants must meet one of the following):
    • Possess from an accredited institution: A master's degree in dance, physical education with a dance emphasis, or theater with dance emphasis, OR bachelor's degree in any for the above AND master's degree in physical education, any life science, physiology, theater arts, kinesiology, humanities, performing arts, or music, OR

    • 
    Possess a valid California Community College credential authorizing service in the discipline, OR

    • T
    he equivalent (applicants who do not meet the above minimum qualifications must complete the Equivalencies Section in the
    application form and provide conclusive evidence of such).

    Desirable Qualifications • A minimum of three years college level teaching experience
    • Demonstrated excellence in teaching all levels of contemporary modern, ballet, • Familiarity with somatic, holistic approaches to dance training (e.g. Franklin Method, Alexander Technique, Bartenieff, Pilates)
    • Current choreographic experience and demonstrated excellence in choreography
    • Production and performance experience
    • Community Outreach experience
    • Experience in teaching general education classes such as Dance History or World Dance and Cultures
    • Experience in teaching students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and widely varying levels of proficiency
    • Ability to prioritize tasks, establish and meet deadlines and work cooperatively with others
    • A working knowledge and experience with student learning outcomes and assessment

    Note: Applicants selected for interview will be required to demonstrate their teaching technique in a modified class situation. A link to internet site or digital form of choreographic work is also required.

    Selection Criteria
    Application Screening
    In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:

    • 
    Educational experience - breadth and depth
    • Work experience - breadth and depth
    • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
    • Curriculum development
    • Program development
    • Community involvement
    • Demonstrated experience in working with a diverse socioeconomic community
    • Credentials or minimum qualifications authorizing service in other areas of need
    • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
    • Bilingual ability (if needed)

    Based upon the information presented on the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and oral interview.

    Interview Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview. During the oral session, those selected for interviews, in addition to the above, may be evaluated on the following factors:

    • 
    Oral communication skills
    • Presentation
    • Problem solving skills
    • Successful teaching, problem solving or performance demonstration
    • Writing skills/demonstration

    Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure correct evaluation of their qualifications. A predetermined set of questions will be asked during all interviews. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants.

    Method of Application For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the online district academic application by the specified closing date for the position at www.rsccd.edu. All materials must be submitted online. A computer which can only access RSCCD employment website and scanner to upload materials/documents (no USB) are available at the Human Resources Department, 2323 North Broadway, Santa Ana, California, 92706, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

    Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application by the closing date:
    • Resume in Word format (Required)
    • Unofficial transcripts, showing that the minimum qualifications are met (Required)
    • Any additional supplemental materials (Optional)

    Travel reimbursement is available to those meeting the established district criteria.

    Pre-Employment Requirements Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide current verification of a negative TB test or chest x-ray, complete the district's fingerprinting process, and bring proof of their legal right to work in the United States. Cost of TB testing, fingerprinting and the fee for criminal record check will be paid for by the candidates.

    The District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status or sexual orientation.

    The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact the Human Resources Office for assistance.

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  • 18 Jan 2015 9:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The School of Theatre and Dance, In the College Visual and Performing Arts at Northern Illinois University (NAST accredited, U/RTA program), invites application for an anticipated tenure track position in Movement.  

    Successful candidate must be able to teach in BFA and MFA professional actor training programs; serve as a movement coach on school productions as well as participate in the work of the School. 

    For more information about our department and this exciting career, please visit www.niu.edu/theatre 

    REQUIRED SKILLS

    Terminal degree, teaching experience in a professional training program and ongoing professional coaching experience

    PREFERRED SKILLS

    Achieved or pursued certification in a codified movement technique and multicultural expertise or interest. 

    MATERIALS

    Send cover letter, curriculum vitae and three current letters of reference to:
    Alexander Gelman
    Director, School of Theatre and Dance
    Northern Illinois University
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    agelman@niu.edu

    Electronic submissions are welcome. 

    Complete applications will be given priority if received by February 15, 2015, but the position will remain open until filled. 

    Northern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Institution committed to diversity. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. A pre-employment background check is required.

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  • 18 Jan 2015 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The University of Iowa Department of Dance is seeking candidates for a Lecturer position in Dance Ballet.  Seeking candidates of distinguished artistic achievement  with demonstrable leadership and administrative abilities to teach all levels of ballet technique (beginning to advanced), choreography, pointe, partnering, and ballet pedagogy. Contribute to the delivery of other dance courses given the candidates areas of expertise and departmental needs. Other duties include undergraduate student advising, and attending to departmental and university service assignments which may include sitting on committees and directing the student touring and outreach company.  Candidates who are active in conducting choreographic creative research would be preferred.

    Required qualifications: MFA degree (must be complete by August 19, 2015) and substantial professional experience/expertise in ballet techniques, ballet pedagogy in theory and practice, and choreography, as well as one or more of the following: partnering, somatics, world dance forms, jazz dance, or dance technology. Desired qualifications include: university-level teaching experience and demonstrated understanding of and informed perspective on curricular design and administration; professional links to a variety of dance networks and organizations; general IT proficiency.

     

    To apply for this position go to http://jobs.uiowa.edu and refer to requisition #65291.  Supporting materials and contact information for three references can be attached during the online application process. A quality video recording including research documentation is required (submitted separately or in the same link). Review of applications will begin February 15, 2015 and continue until filled.

     

    The Department of Dance and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.  The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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  • 18 Jan 2015 8:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Point Park University DEPARTMENT OF DANCE

     

    Position: The Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University invites applications for Assistant Professor of Dance, a tenure-track position, starting August 15, 2015.

     

    This position requires a professional artist with a national/international performing, teaching, creative and/or scholarly profile. The successful candidate will have expertise and experience teaching at the university level with a demonstrated commitment towards training young dancers towards a diverse marketplace.

     

    Responsibilities: Must be able to teach at least one of the following forms at all levels: ballet, jazz, modern, and/or contemporary. Must also be able to teach at least one of the following: cross-cultural dance studies, dance history, composition, improvisation, somatic practice, dance science, dance technology, and/or dance entrepreneurship. There are also opportunities to teach in other areas of specialization.

                     

    Principal duties also include teaching, staging or choreographing works, serving on departmental and university committees and significant advising on both academic and career goals.

     

    Qualifications: An MFA in Dance, Choreography or related terminal degree, is required by the end of the third year of the appointment. A minimum of 3 years of university teaching experience and five years of professional dance experience is required. The candidate will demonstrate continued creative and professional activity as a requirement for successful retention, tenure and promotion. Successful candidates will be able to articulate how current trends in the dance industry and art form can positively intersect with conservatory training to help drive dance department curricula and goals towards producing highly skilled dance artists.

     

    About the University: Point Park University is a vibrant, urban campus located at the periphery of historic Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh, with an enrollment of approximately 4000 full and part-time students in more than 50 areas of academic study. With over 250 full-time undergraduate students, the Dance Department is one of three departments in the University's prestigious and nationally recognized Conservatory of Performing Arts. The department offers B.F.A. and B.A. degrees in Dance, with concentrations in Ballet, Jazz and Modern, and a B.A. degree in Dance Pedagogy. Admission is highly competitive, with students matriculating from 47 states and around the world. The programs are professionally oriented with rigorous training in dance technique and a strong academic curriculum, which provides the skills needed for success in today's world and also addresses social, cultural and political issues.

     

    Application: Please submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, list of three professional references with contact information, and samples of creative work via DVD or URL to: Rubén Graciani, Chair – Department of Dance, Conservatory of Performing Arts, Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, Suite 625 LH, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or by e-mail to: Conservatory@pointpark.edu. If submitting your application by e-mail, please note that the subject line MUST STATE the position for which you are applying. Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

     

    Positions are subject to approval and funding. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience. For additional information, visit www.pointpark.edu.

     

    Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • 15 Jan 2015 2:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Department of Theatre and Dance at Whitman College seeks a one-semester Visiting Assistant Professor in Dance, effective January 2016. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in Dance Composition, Modern/Contemporary Dance and one of the following: Dance Kinesiology, Introduction to Dance, Improvisation, Alexander Technique and/or a non-Western or African diaspora form. Qualifications: MFA in Dance or Ph.D. in Dance Studies or related field and teaching experience at the college level.

    All applications must include the following materials: letter of application, a statement addressing the candidate’s teaching interests, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated excellence in undergraduate instruction, and an online link to three examples of recent choreographic works.

    The application should address the candidate’s interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduate non-majors at all levels of instruction. In addition, because Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community, the applicant should explain how his or her pedagogy serves to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment.

    To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click “Faculty” and “Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance.” Questions may be directed to Renée Archibald, Director of Dance, at archibre@whitman.edu.

    Deadline: March 23, 2015.

    No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see www.whitman.edu and www.wallawalla.org.


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