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  • 30 Sep 2014 7:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The University of North Carolina Asheville seeks an experienced teacher and scholar in dance for a full-time tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The candidate must have a terminal degree, either an MFA in Dance or a PhD in Dance Studies, Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, or a related field, at time of appointment.  Candidates with a background in cultural studies or ethnomusicology are particularly encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate will have substantive experience as a dancer in addition to academic credentials.  The department or program of appointment will depend on the academic background and interests of the hire.

    This faculty member would be expected to teach courses in dance history, composition, and at least one formal dance technique (either Western or non-Western), as well as courses which integrate the study of dance and movement with other disciplines, particularly Drama, Performance Studies, and Cultural Studies (Africana Studies, Asian Studies, and others).  The candidate would be expected to contribute to courses in these departments and programs as well as in interdisciplinary programs, such as Arts and Ideas and Humanities.

    UNC Asheville has offered courses in Dance for many years, with a minor in Dance in place since 2000, relying on non-tenured faculty.  With this position, we wish to more closely link dance to other academic disciplines, both in the performing arts and in non-performative areas of study.  We are therefore seeking a candidate who is able to articulate a strategic vision of the ways in which the study of dance can be integrated with other departments and programs in the university in both curriculum and programming. 

    UNC Asheville has been a national leader in undergraduate research for almost 30 years; over 60% of our students graduate each year having been involved in this important learning experience.  The University fully embraces the idea of mentored undergraduate research as the highest form of teaching, and the institution values success in this facet of a faculty member’s work. In addition to having a passion for undergraduate teaching, research, and mentorship, the UNC Asheville faculty is committed to disciplinary teaching through an inter- and multi-disciplinary lens and providing a premier liberal arts education.  Faculty members teach across the Liberal Arts Core (LAC) program, our required interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum.  UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.  Faculty members across campus are expected to lead the institution’s efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion in the areas of pedagogy, programming, and service activity.

    Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at  Complete applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.  The applicant will request three letters of reference to be sent separately that address the candidate’s writing and interpersonal skills and ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students.  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Gwen Ashburn (, Dean of Humanities.

    UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of educational experiences for our students.  Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, or ideological beliefs.  UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against students on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.

  • 30 Sep 2014 7:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    Position Description: Full-time, nine month, tenure track faculty position

    Position to begin: September 16, 2015

    Salary: Commensurate with experience and includes full benefits package

    Responsibilities: Must be able to teach at least one of the following forms at all levels: ballet, contemporary, jazz/musical theater, non-western or social dance forms. Must also be able to teach at least one of the following: Cross-cultural Dance Studies, Dance History, Composition, Research Methods, Teaching Methods. There are also opportunities to teach in other areas of specialization.

    Additional responsibilities include concert direction, student mentoring, department service, participation on MFA supervisory committees, and other duties as assigned. Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, as well as cultural and academic backgrounds is essential. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

    Qualifications: MFA or PhD, an emerging record of creative and/or scholarly activities, and prior university teaching experience.

    Application Deadline and Procedure: Review of applications will begin November 30, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration all application documents must be submitted by November 30. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee.

    Candidates should submit the following information:

    • CV
    • Cover letter
    • A statement about research interests
    • Four references (contact information – no formal letters)

    All information should be submitted online to

    University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. For more information, see

    The UW Dance Program offers a dance minor, and a dance major with options in Creative Studies and Dance Studies culminating in a Bachelor of Arts degree, and a Master of Fine Arts degree. The program serves approximately 40 undergraduate dance majors, 80 minors, 6 graduate students and over 900 non-major students who enroll in dance courses each quarter. The Program is staffed by six full-time faculty, a part-time Music Director and Production Manager and several part-time instructors. Facilities include three large dance studios; a state of the art 238-seat studio theatre and the 1200 seat Meany Theatre.

    Students pursuing the dance major investigate dance as an art form and as a cultural practice, and are given the opportunity to explore dance from multiple perspectives. Ballet and modern dance are the primary techniques offered, along with classes in non-western dance forms, somatic practices, social dance and jazz/musical theatre dance. The Dance Program produces four concerts annually. Additional performance and choreographic opportunities are available through concerts sponsored by the Dance Student Association. In keeping with the liberal arts setting, students are encouraged to find the convergence between dance and other academic and artistic pursuits that interest them. Faculty and advisors work closely with students to guide them on the educational track that best serves their career goals. The undergraduate curriculum serves as preparation for graduate study, performance careers, dance related occupations such as physical therapy and dance therapy and other fields demanding strong communication skills, creativity, commitment, and the ability to work collaboratively and independently. See for details about the program.

    Seattle is home to the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony as well as a thriving contemporary dance community that includes Spectrum Dance Theater and Velocity Dance Center. The UW World Series at Meany Theatre, On the Boards, and the Seattle Theatre Group bringinternationally acclaimed dance companies to Seattle on an ongoing basis.

    Accommodations: The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY,206.685.7264 (FAX), or

  • 30 Sep 2014 7:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Assistant Professor of Performance

    Cornell University’s Department of Performing and Media Arts seeks an assistant professor of performance, with expertise specifically in the areas of acting/directing and/or in dance, for a tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2015.  We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in global performance traditions. Please note that the candidate must have either an MFA or Ph.D. officially awarded no later than July 1, 2015.

    We are looking for a dynamic and innovative artist or artist-scholar with a wide range of interests to teach undergraduate students in our major and minor in Performing and Media Arts, which combines theory and practice in theatre, film, dance, performance, installation, devised work and transmedia, increasingly in unusual and experimental ways.  Courses – which uphold and challenge training traditions in a range of acting/directing or dance techniques -- would be determined by departmental needs and the candidate’s particular area(s) of expertise; the successful candidate will teach two courses each semester, participate in the department’s season of performances and events as a director or choreographer, and pursue a professional career beyond Cornell.  We are interested in recruiting candidates who have demonstrated an ongoing, successful engagement with the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional/creative activity consistent with the expectations for excellence in a Research I university.  Our Department is committed to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

    Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to  Candidates holding the Ph.D. should additionally submit a dissertation abstract and a scholarly writing sample of approximately 20-25 pages.  Candidates holding the MFA should additionally submit a statement describing some admixture of their artistic vision, teaching philosophy, and creative ambitions.  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014.  Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator.  Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage.

  • 30 Sep 2014 7:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, the public flagship university of the state and one of the world’s preeminent research universities, seeks a dean for its highly recognized School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD). The SMTD combines and integrates the advantages of a performing arts conservatory with those of a leading research university, offering teaching and performance opportunities from the undergraduate through doctoral levels in a comprehensive range of coursework that spans the fields of music, theatre, and dance (including opera and musical theatre), as well as strong interdisciplinary initiatives with many of the university’s other 18 schools and colleges. The school’s extraordinary faculty includes internationally active performers; prize-winning composers, choreographers, and playwrights; and renowned scholars. Public performances and pre-college outreach programs offer service to and connection with the university, the community, the region, and the state.

    The new dean will provide vigorous artistic and academic leadership to the SMTD, bringing the school together around a vision for the optimal SMTD of the future. The dean is the chief executive and academic officer of the school, overseeing its academic programs and policies, stewarding the school’s financial, capital, and human resources, and playing a prominent role in fund raising and external relations. The dean reports to the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. The highly decentralized structure of the university gives the dean significant autonomy for establishing a strategic vision for the school and marshalling the resources to support that vision.

    Successful candidates should be nationally recognized artists and scholars whose active and distinguished professional records include some combination of performance, teaching, research, and leadership in the performing arts. Candidates must be qualified to assume a tenured faculty position at the University of Michigan, and will be expected to have a demonstrated commitment to positive action that supports the educational goals associated with a diverse student body, faculty, and curriculum.

    Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 15, 2014. The university has retained Witt/Kieffer to assist with this search. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile that can be found at, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the consultants for the search, Robin Mamlet and Elizabeth Bohan, at The consultants can also be reached by phone through the desk of Leslie Donahue, administrative support for this search, at 630-575-6178.

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic university community committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Potential applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.


  • 30 Sep 2014 7:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Department of Dance at The Ohio State University seeks a dance professional who is actively engaged in a combination of physical practice, creative activity, and theoretical inquiry. We welcome an artist/teacher connected to the forefront of dance training practices and choreography, committed to developing relationships with the professional field nationally and internationally, as well as with the local community. Faculty and students value an individual with an interdisciplinary perspective, who is excited by the investigation of embodied scholarship. We encourage applicants who will add a unique artistic voice to our diverse curriculum and faculty.

    Our new colleague will contribute: 

    In Teaching: expertise in teaching a rigorous physical practice such as contemporary dance, ballet, Africanist dance forms, or improvisation, as well as dance composition, at all levels of the BFA and MFA programs, and instructing in at least one additional curricular area 

    In Research: creating or directing concert dance, mediated performance, video dance, site specific work, dance theatre, and/or interdisciplinary projects 

    In Service: leadership in undergraduate and graduate programs, curriculum development, advising, and governance within the department, college, university, and the field at large 

    About the Department 

    The Department of Dance at The Ohio State University consistently ranks as one of the top programs in the country. We provide intersecting investigations in the field of dance, with courses in movement practices, somatics, choreography, repertory, dance history, production and lighting, Labanotation and Laban studies, dance pedagogy, dance related technologies, dance documentation, theory and analysis. We view the breadth of our program as both appropriate to the academic setting and as responsible practice, educating students in a comprehensive way within the lively discourse of a major research university, and providing multiple avenues toward future careers within an evolving field. Our department is staffed by 14 tenure-track faculty, adjunct educators, guest artists, visiting scholars, and 15 graduate associates. We serve 90 undergraduates in the BFA program, 35 graduate students in MFA or PhD programs, 200 dance minors, and 500 students each semester in the non-major program. Our newly renovated facilities in historic Sullivant Hall feature state-of-the-art, flexible performance spaces, six studios, classrooms, a costume shop, and a media lab. New neighbors within the building include the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library, The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD), and the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy. Situated at the gateway of the university’s campus, this new vantage provides an expansive view of the university’s evolving Arts District, which includes Mershon Auditorium and the Wexner Center for the Arts. 

    Position: Assistant Professor, Full-time, tenure track 

    Qualifications: advanced degree preferred, professional experience required

    Salary: commensurate with experience 

    Application deadline: Review of applications begins October 15, 2014 and we encourage submission by that date. 

    Date of Hire: Autumn Semester 2015 

    Send Letter of Application, Resume or Vita, and contact information for 3 References through Academic Jobs Online: 

    Inquiries: Susan Hadley, Search Committee Chair 

    To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA Employer.

  • 30 Sep 2014 7:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Assistant Professor – Ethnomusicology 

    The Department of Music at the University of California Riverside invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in ethnomusicology (open specialization) with an expected start date of July 1, 2015. We seek a dynamic scholar of the highest intellectual, creative, and pedagogical potential to contribute to an active and expanding department that includes a vibrant PhD program, dual undergraduate majors in Music and Music and Culture, and a variety of performance ensembles. The successful candidate’s research and teaching specializations will complement and/or extend existing program strengths in Southeast Asian, Asian American, and Latin American musics, while also enhancing interdisciplinary connections with other UCR programs including Anthropology, Dance, Media and Cultural Studies, and Ethnic Studies. A commitment to ethnography with significant fieldwork experience, expertise in contemporary cultural theory (broadly defined), and a demonstrated interest in emerging subfields such as sound studies and popular music studies are all desirable. 

    DUTIES: Establish a record of professional excellence through innovative scholarship and publication; teach diverse interdisciplinary music courses, including broad undergraduate surveys, focused courses in the area of specialization, and graduate seminars targeting contemporary topical, theoretical, and methodological issues in ethnomusicology; mentor theses and dissertations; and service, including advising, committee membership, and public outreach. 

    Applicants must be ABD at time of application. Ph.D. will be required at time of appointment on July 1, 2015. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applicants must apply online at A complete application includes cover letter, CV, research sample, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin Monday, October 20, 2014 and the position will remain open until filled. 

    For questions contact: Jonathan Ritter: 

    The Department of Music is housed in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences on the Riverside campus of the University of California and offers the bachelor’s degree (BA) in music or music and culture, as well as master’s and doctoral degrees (with emphases in composition, ethnomusicology, and musicology). Departmental offices, classrooms, and performance spaces are located in the ARTS Building. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • 30 Sep 2014 7:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Open Rank Professor of Performance Theory and Practice


    The Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University, College Station seeks a tenured or tenure-track professor of performance theory and practice. Candidates will have a research program in performance studies with an emphasis in performance praxis (dramaturgy, directing, movement/dance, etc.). We seek candidates with a deep commitment to merging performance theory and practice as well as knowledge of theatre/performance history, contemporary performance praxis, and interdisciplinary approaches to performance research. Applicants whose work extends beyond the United States are encouraged to apply.


    Areas of focus may include activist performance, experimental performance, community-based performance, devised performance, performance history, or performance theory. Standard teaching load is 2/2 with high research expectations and contributions to the development of the Department’s new B.A. in Performance Studies.


    Applicants at the Assistant Professor rank will have a PhD in Theatre or Performance Studies and an established program of practice and research that clearly demonstrates potential for further research excellence. Applicants at the Associate rank will have a PhD in Theatre or Performance Studies and a record of nationally prominent scholarship and/or creative work that bridges theory and practice. Appointment at the rank of Full Professor may be possible for applicants with a PhD in Theatre or Performance Studies and an exceptional record of nationally and internationally prominent research and/or creative work across theory and practice. MFA in Theatre welcome in addition to PhD at all ranks. Applicants at the rank of Associate or Full Professor must demonstrate a record meriting tenure at a research university that has a Carnegie

    classification of RU/VH and is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).


    Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae; teaching evaluations or classroom observations citing excellence and innovation in teaching at the undergraduate and

    graduate level, and three letters of recommendation. Further materials may be requested. Review of applications begins on November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send all materials electronically to Dr. Kirsten Pullen, Theory and Practice Search Committee Chair at


    The Department of Performance Studies, one of twelve academic departments in the College of Liberal Arts, is currently composed of two undergraduate degree programs, one in theatre and one in music, and a master's program in performance studies; we anticipate creating a B.A. program in Performance Studies. Texas A&M College Station, an AAU Research I university, is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Texas A&M is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and a Public Records state.


    For more information, please contact Dr. Kirsten Pullen,

  • 29 Sep 2014 9:04 AM | Anonymous member

    Grand Valley State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Music and Dance, invites applications for a full time tenure track faculty position in Dance to begin August, 2015. We seek a highly motivated individual with exceptional communication and inter-personal skills coupled with extensive experience in dance performance and pedagogy. A terminal degree in Dance, or a related Dance discipline, as well as significant experience as a teacher at the college/university level is required. ABD candidates, who are otherwise exceptionally qualified, may be considered for an interim appointment at the Instructor rank. Evidence of past or the potential for future achievements leading to national recognition as a performance artist, choreographer and scholar is required. 

    Duties will include teaching all levels of modern, history, and composition
    and two or more of the following: ballet, jazz, pedagogy, kinesiology, dance technology, dance production, or improvisation. The position will require the individual to choreograph for department concerts and productions; mentor and advise student dancers and choreographers; and participate in the administrative and performance life of the Department of Music and Dance. All members of the Department of Music and Dance are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and be active in performance, research or other creative endeavors.

    Review will begin on October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  

    Attach (1) a letter of interest addressing how the candidate meets the qualification requirements as outlined above; (2) a detailed curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of the candidate's teaching philosophy; and (4) contact information for five professional references. Candidates who advance in the search should be prepared to submit on short notice a representative DVD or web-based video recording illustrating the applicant's choreographic techniques and showing an entire class with the candidate teaching.

  • 29 Sep 2014 9:01 AM | Anonymous member

    Brigham Young University (BYU), a privately owned and operated university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located in Provo, Utah, invites application for the position of Cataloger of Music and Dance, a continuing faculty status track (BYU equivalent of tenure) position in the Harold B. Lee Library.

    The mission of this position is to provide accurate and prompt bibliographic records in local and international cataloging databases for the Harold B. Lee Library General and Special Collections materials that relate to music and dance subject areas. This covers all formats including text, digital, audio-visual, and serial, with a growing emphasis on digital manifestations. The mission also includes participating in scholarship, creative works, and other professional development activities associated with faculty status.

    Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church. The Library is seeking a dynamic individual who can perform well in a rapidly changing environment. 


    For complete job announcement and to apply go to:  


    Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014. 

  • 29 Sep 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Part time Faculty Pool - Dance

    Portland Community College

    Job Summary
    This posting represents anticipated ongoing part time instructor openings in Dance.

    Your application may be considered for substitute assignments as well as full class assignments.

    Term pay rate may vary by course. Actual term pay is based on the course catalog contact hours multiplied by the appropriate hourly rate. All newly hired part-time Faculty will be placed on Step 1.

    These positions are included in the bargaining agreement between Portland Community College and the Portland Community College Faculty Federation Employees. Employment in these positions will require, as a condition of employment, payment of monthly union dues or a monthly fair share fee in lieu of dues through automatic payroll deduction.

    Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.

    -Instruct students, using approved course outcome guides developed by college-wide subject area Faculty.

    -Assess and grade student achievement of learning outcomes.

    -Use student feedback to improve teaching.

    -Be available for a reasonable amount of student contact to respond to questions and to resolve problems related to the course through time spent before or after class or through telephone or e-mail exchanges or office hours where facilities and schedules permit.

    -Attend one staff meeting per term as directed by the College and when notified by the Division Dean.

    -Provide additional hours of course-related student conferences or tutoring over and above classroom instruction when courses are designated as requiring such.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Master's degree in Dance.


    3 years of professional dance experience (performing, choreography, teaching) to include 2 years of dance teaching experience.

    *Instructors shall have earned required academic credential at a regionally accredited institution.

    Preferred Qualifications
    Experience teaching adult students of various technical levels.

    Open Date

    Job Close Date
    These are Open and Continuous Pool Positions

    Position Status
    Part time Faculty

    Hours of Work

    Various Locations

    Various Locations

    Full Time/Part Time
    Part Time

    PCC Employees Only?

    Requisition Number

    How to Apply For complete job description and application instructions, visit:

    As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need. - See more at:


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