ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF DANCE (Job code: 0116)
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DANCE PROGRAM
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:
- Cover letter
- A statement about research interests
- Four references (contact information – no formal letters)
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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 https://ap.washington.edu/eoaa/equal-opportunity-and-accommodation-statements
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 https://dance.washington.edu/ 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.
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