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  • 15 Jan 2015 2:19 PM | Anonymous

    Position Announcement

    Full-Time Lecturer Position in Dance/Ballet Specialization

    The University of Iowa Department of Dance invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Dance with a specialization in Ballet to begin in Fall 2015. We seek candidates of distinguished artistic achievement who possess demonstrable leadership and administrative abilities. Duties will include teaching all levels of ballet technique (beginning to advanced), choreography, pointe, partnering, and ballet pedagogy. There may also be opportunities to contribute to the delivery of other dance courses given the candidate’s areas of expertise and departmental needs. Other duties include undergraduate student advising and attending to departmental and university service assignments, and may include sitting on administrative committees, mentoring undergraduate and graduate creative and/or scholarly research, and directing the student touring and outreach company. Candidates who are actively conducting choreographic creative research will 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 or hip-hop 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 beattached during the online application process. A quality video recording including documentation of creative research is required (submitted separately or in thesame link). Review ofapplications will begin February 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is 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.



  • 06 Jan 2015 2:08 PM | Anonymous

    Reed College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Dance Studies to begin Fall 2015.  Salary is competitive, including benefits and support for travel and research.

    We seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level and a lively program of scholarship. The position is focused in Dance Studies but will include a limited amount of studio teaching.  The successful candidate would teach five courses over two semesters, including introductory dance history, junior seminar in dance studies, and three additional dance studies and studio courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. The candidate will also contribute to the development of an incipient dance major program that recognizes the cultural diversity of the field.  Our pedagogy emphasizes the integration of theory and practice; the ideal candidate would seek to enhance work in the classroom with embodied activities and work in the studio with contextual study.  As a small, collaborative department, members of the dance faculty contribute to the supervision of undergraduate capstone theses and production of performances and events with students and visiting artists.Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand or near completion.  Information on the department is available at http://academic.reed.edu/dance/

    Reed College is a small, distinguished liberal arts institution committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Reed students are known for their outstanding intellectual engagement and creativity. Reed’s new Performing Arts Building, opened in Fall 2013, provides a vital facility for new initiatives in the performing arts and for fostering interdisciplinary opportunities across the college. Portland, Oregon has a thriving artistic community, numerous dance companies, a major dance presenting organization and an international performing arts festival. The expansion of Reed’s dance program will allow us new opportunities to interface with Portland’s artistic community.

    Please submit a letter of application describing your teaching, scholarly and/or artistic interests, CV, sample syllabi for an introductory dance history course, upper-division dance studies course and studio course, examples of scholarly and/or artistic work, and three letters of recommendation to http://apply.interfolio.com/28066. Reed College is a community that believes cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your letter of application, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or community service might support Reed College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College's diversity statement (http://www.reed.edu/diversity/).

    Review of applications will begin January 26, 2015.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position is contingent on expected funding. Questions may be addressed to Carla Mann, chair of the search committee, at cmann@reed.edu. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed College values diversity and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.


  • 19 Dec 2014 6:30 PM | Anonymous member

    Full-time, tenure track position available fall 2015, pending budgetary approval.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must hold an MFA in Dance or commensurate professional experience and have professional performance/choreography experience with a major dance company, college level teaching experience, and a commitment to pre-professional dance training within the context of a liberal arts education.  Areas of expertise include professional experience as a modern dance choreographer and undergraduate teaching experience in composition, student choreography, performance techniques, and improvisation. Accomplishments with current media and technological practices for dance are highly desirable. Secondary areas of expertise could include producing for dance, technical production, modern or ballet technique, rhythmic and musical training, and somatic practices.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching composition courses and mentoring students in their choreography projects; successful pursuit of a scholarly/creative agenda; and academic advisement, college-wide service, curriculum development, assisting with departmental initiatives, and student recruitment.  

     

    The Marymount Manhattan College Dance Department enrolls over 200 BFA and BA majors and also offers a Dance Minor. The curriculum includes a broad range of dance techniques preparing graduates to perform in diverse venues from ballet to musical theatre, and supplements technical training with several areas of concentration.  The Department is home to eight full-time faculty, over 30 part-time faculty, two full-time staff, and a wardrobe supervisor.  The Department recruits nationally and internationally, and MMC alumni dance with professional modern, ballet, and contemporary dance companies, on and off Broadway, on national tours, in film and television, and as back-up dancers for world-renown singers, and work as costumers, designers, teachers, administrators, and dance and physical therapists. 

     

    Deadline for applications is January 30, 2015. Send letter of intent, vitae, teaching philosophy, links to choreographic work, and the names and contact information for three current references to: Prof. Katie Langan, Chair of Dance @ dancesearch@mmm.edu.  Hard materials should be mailed to: Marymount Manhattan College, Attn.: Dance Department, 221 East 71 Street, New York, NY  10021-4597. AA/EOE.

    - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000864535-01#sthash.eA2FiCzh.dpuf

     

  • 19 Dec 2014 6:28 PM | Anonymous member

    The Expressive Therapies Division of Lesley University invites applicants to apply for a full-time position in the dance/movement therapy specialization of the masters degree programs.  This position is a 12-month assignment beginning in July 2015.  Reporting to the Division Director, the Assistant/Associate Professor will teach courses and advise students, sustain an academic program of study, and participate in institutional service.

    The graduate program in Expressive Therapies offers specializations in Art Therapy, Dance Therapy, Music Therapy, Drama Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy. The ideal candidate will have graduate teaching experience and clinical practice with diverse populations, in addition to having personal involvement in creative/artistic work.

     

    Requirements:

    • Must be enrolled in or have completed a doctoral degree in Dance Therapy, Expressive Therapies, Psychology, Education Arts or a related field.
    • Must have registry (BC-DMT) in Dance/Movement Therapy,
    • Must have at least two years of teaching experience, five years of clinical experience and a record of scholarly work.
    • Ability to teach related courses in Expressive Therapies preferred.
    • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University.

    - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000863894-01#sthash.Hhraav0w.dpuf

     

  • 19 Dec 2014 6:26 PM | Anonymous member

    Oklahoma City University invites applications for the nine month, non-tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Dance - Tap (emphasis) and Jazz beginning in August 2015.  Pease note: the OCU Dance Department is not a ballet/modern program.  Modern is not part of the curriculum.

    Teaching, Scholarship, and Service Requirements

    • Teach dance courses as assigned by dance department chair; advise students as assigned by chair.
    • Teach tap and jazz courses as assigned by dance department chair.
    • Teach other dance technique courses as assigned by department chair.
    • Teach dance academic courses as assigned by department chair.
    • Assist with recruiting for dance degrees.
    • Assist with assessment plan for dance degree programs and courses.
    • Handle co-curricular program activities as assigned.
    • Work with the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Managements Community Dance Center as assigned.
    • Serve on dance department and school committees as assigned.
    • Serve on university committees as assigned.
    • Actively demonstrate a continuing commitment to gaining new knowledge of tap, jazz, and musical theatre dance and remaining current in advances in the entertainment industry.
    • The successful candidate is expected to participate in the department's assessment program, advising activities, and in student recruiting and retention efforts for the department and the university.

    Qualifications

    • Master of Fine Arts degree in dance or bachelor degree in dance fields with extensive post-college experience to evaluated by The Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management MFA equivalency rubric
    • Ability to teach tap to professional level dancers. Ability to teach jazz to beginning and intermediate level dancers.  Please note that an applicant with expertise in only one technique will not be suitable for this position. The emphasis is on tap.
    • Ballet teaching experience at the beginning level is a plus.
    • Professional and/or university teaching experience.
    • Demonstrated excellence as a teacher with the private dance sector (i.e., dance studio, non-profit organization, and/or dance company school).
    • Performance experience a plus.
    • Must be able to teach courses in at least two of the following subject areas: dance history, dance health, choreography, dance studio management, dance production, dance pedagogy, or anatomy/physiology for dancers.
    • Commitment to developing and nurturing a program aimed at the student who wants to work in the musical theatre/entertainment industry as a performer, teacher, or manager.
    • Appreciation of American theatrical dance with an ability to choreograph new works as assigned.
    • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite programs including Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
    • Ability to follow policies and procedures of the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management.  It is important for faculty to understand and be committed to the vision of the school. Many courses are team or collaboratively taught.  Collegiality, professional conduct, and team work are required of all faculty.
    • Ability to perform sustained physical activity and demonstrate dance movements.
    • Ability to work in dance studios, lecture in classrooms, and perform activities in theater facilities.  Work in the theatre requires ability to move quickly from audience to stage areas that are at different levels.  There is long exposure to theater and studio sound equipment volume levels. 
    • Ability to work varied hours from early morning to evenings and weekend hours in class, rehearsals and rehearsal monitoring.
    • Ability and willingness to travel locally, nationally, and internationally when assigned to activities involving road or air travel.

    Promotion and Tenure

    Effective teaching, scholarship, and service are required for promotion and tenure.

    Ann Lacy School of American Dance & Arts Management

    The Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management specializes in preparing dancers and managers for the American entertainment industry through its Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance Performance, B.S. in Dance Management, B.S. in American Dance Pedagogy, and B.S. in Entertainment Business degree programs. The school consists of the Dance Department, chaired by Jo Rowan, and the Arts Management Department chaired by Dean John Bedford.

    The Dance Department's affinity has been primarily with dance for the commercial entertainment industry rather than non-profit concert dance.  Tap, jazz, and musical theater dance are primary, although dance performance majors must take ballet daily.  Ten levels of instruction are offered in tap, jazz, and ballet.  Courses are also offered in rhythm tap and theater dance. The department also provides dance technique instruction to theater, musical theater, and vocal performance music majors.

    About Oklahoma City University

    Oklahoma City University was founded in 1904 and is a coeducational, urban, private university located in the Uptown district of Oklahoma City. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in the liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Oklahoma City University is the only Oklahoma institution listed in the top tier of the regional, master's-level university category by U.S. News and World Report magazine, and the university has been recognized repeatedly as one of The Chronicle of Higher Educations Great Colleges to Work For.

    Employee Benefits

    The position includes an excellent benefit package including: tuition remission for spouses and children pursuing a degree at Oklahoma City University and over 500 other participating private institutions, health insurance, long term disability, life insurance, family membership to fitness center, TIAA-CREF retirement plan.

    Procedure for Submitting Applications

    Submit a CV, cover letter, list of 3-5 professional references, statement of teaching philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Contact for Additional Questions

    Please email questions about the position or the search to Melanie Shelley, Associate Dean, mshelley@okcu.edu.

    Oklahoma City University is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the values and goals of diversity.

    - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000863400-01#sthash.OYZJmuGN.dpuf

     

  • 19 Dec 2014 6:24 PM | Anonymous member

    Colorado Mesa University

    Assistant Professor of Dance

    RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach various levels of ballet and modern technique courses; teach one or more lecture courses per semester including History and Philosophy of Dance; choreograph each semester for the faculty dance concert; direct one dance concert per year; significant participation in recruiting and advising. Combination of teaching, choreography and direction will total a 12 credit hours per semester teaching load.

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: MFA in Dance, or MA in Dance plus significant professional equivalency. Degree must be from an accredited institution.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: Professional performance experience; experience teaching and choreographing in ballet and modern dance; ability to teach courses in one or more of the following: Improvisation, Choreography, Pedagogy, Music for Dancers, Dance Appreciation, Dancer Health. Experience in various forms of commercial dance and musical theatre also desired.

    Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.

    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Full-time, tenure-track appointment to begin Fall, 2015.

    SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by January 20, 2015.

    APPLICATION:
    Submit a letter of application clearly addressing minimum and preferred qualifications and ability to perform duties listed above; a one to two-page personal statement of choreographic interests and teaching philosophies; curriculum vitae with current email address; three letters of recommendation; three additional references (phone and email); copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree (official transcripts required upon hire) ; three examples of recent choreographic works (featuring ballet and modern) in their entirety in DVD format, and the following completed forms:

    Applicant Authorization to permit Search Committee members to review candidate transcript
    Applicant Authorization and Release to Conduct Reference and Background Check form
    Voluntary Affirmative Action form

    Mail to: Assistant Professor of Dance Search Committee
    Human Resources, LHH 237
    Colorado Mesa University
    1100 North Avenue
    Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122
    Phone: 970 248-1820

    Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000863225-01#sthash.SVhtvnOp.dpuf

     

  • 19 Dec 2014 5:54 PM | Anonymous member

    Assistant professor of dance (two positions)

     

    Would you like to be at the forefront of dance in the liberal arts? Are you a dynamic, innovative dance teacher/artist committed to student learning and mentoring in an urban, diverse setting?  Do you have an expertise teaching ballet or modern/contemporary dance technique and enjoy creative activities and/or theoretical inquiry? Do you have other specialties and skills that would enhance a distinguished curriculum? If so, then you may be an ideal person to join our faculty.

     

    We invite your application for one of two positions, both at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track or non-tenure track - based on qualifications), beginning August 2015.  Our new colleague must have expertise and/or teaching abilities in one or more techniques (modern/contemporary dance or ballet) or studio and performance practices.  Based on your unique skills, your teaching load will also include one or more of the following courses: partnering, pointe, improvisation, pedagogy, dance technology, dance history, dance science (anatomy), non-western dance forms, composition, and/or another area of expertise.  You should also have previous experience creating original choreography; restaging works; and rehearsing and coaching for performances. Additional duties include mentoring student projects; advising dance majors; participating in student assessments and audition processes; serving on departmental and college committees, and participating in recruitment activities. Qualifications include a terminal degree and/or substantial professional experience and credentials at the time of appointment.

     

    Goucher College, located 20 minutes north of Baltimore, is a selective, independent, coeducational liberal arts college dedicated to providing an interdisciplinary, international education. Offering a unique college experience, our intimate classes with superb faculty provide transformational experiences that afford our graduates a wide range of professional options. Our Dance Department offers a rigorous and comprehensive B.A. major and minor in dance and is supported by a long and rich history of excellence.  The broad dance curriculum services more than a quarter of the student body, hosts five guest artists each year, and supports our students’ dance studies in preparation for the multifaceted and evolving world of dance. We welcome someone like you to share your teaching, research, service, and professional experience with us as we continue to deepen our artistic and intellectual community. Visit http://www.goucher.edu/dance to learn more about us.

     

    The review of applications will begin on January 15, 2015 and will continue until both positions are filled. Interested applicants must apply at http://goucher.interviewexchange.com

     

    Please submit the following application materials online:

    • ·      Resume or Curriculum Vita
    • ·      Cover Letter indicating interest, qualifications, research, and or/creative interests
    • ·      Statement of teaching philosophy
    • ·      Names, phone numbers, and e-mails of three professional references

     

    Official transcript(s), if applicable, should be forwarded to Dance Department Search, Provost’s Office, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204-2794.  (Alternatively, PDF versions of transcripts can be emailed to the Provost’s Administrative Assistant, Gigi Greenfield, at rgreenfi@goucher.edu

     

    Candidates may be asked to submit additional materials at a later date. The successful candidate will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.

     

    Contact Person – Associate Professor Elizabeth Ahearn, Search Committee Chair

    eahearn@goucher.edu, Dance Department, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD, 21204

     

    Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 19 Dec 2014 5:53 PM | Anonymous member

    Reed College
    Assistant Professor of Dance

    Reed College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Dance Studies to begin Fall 2015. Salary is competitive, including benefits and support for travel and research.

    We seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level and a lively program of scholarship. The position is focused in Dance Studies but will include a limited amount of studio teaching. The successful candidate would teach five courses over two semesters, including introductory dance history, junior seminar in dance studies, and three additional dance studies and studio courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. The candidate will also contribute to the development of an incipient dance major program that recognizes the cultural diversity of the field. Our pedagogy emphasizes the integration of theory and practice; the ideal candidate would seek to enhance work in the classroom with embodied activities and work in the studio with contextual study. As a small, collaborative department, members of the dance faculty contribute to the supervision of undergraduate capstone theses and production of performances and events with students and visiting artists. Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand or near completion. Information on the department is available at http://academic.reed.edu/dance/

    Reed College is a small, distinguished liberal arts institution committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Reed students are known for their outstanding intellectual engagement and creativity. Reed’s new Performing Arts Building, opened in Fall 2013, provides a vital facility for new initiatives in the performing arts and for fostering interdisciplinary opportunities across the college. Portland, Oregon has a thriving artistic community, numerous dance companies, a major dance presenting organization and an international performing arts festival. The expansion of Reed’s dance program will allow us new opportunities to interface with Portland’s artistic community.

    Please submit a letter of application describing your teaching, scholarly and/or artistic interests, CV, sample syllabi for an introductory dance history course, upper-division dance studies course and studio course, examples of scholarly and/or artistic work, and three letters of recommendation to http://apply.interfolio.com/28066. Reed College is a community that believes cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your letter of application, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or community service might support Reed College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College's diversity statement (http://www.reed.edu/diversity/).

    Review of applications will begin January 26, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position is contingent on expected funding. Questions may be addressed to Carla Mann, chair of the search committee, at cmann@reed.edu. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed College values diversity and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

  • 19 Dec 2014 5:51 PM | Anonymous member

    Part-Time Position Available:
    Visiting Assistant Professor, Contemporary Choreography, Department of Dance, College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

    Position Summary The Department of Dance at the University of California, Riverside www.dance.ucr.edu, invites applications for a position in the Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) title, to teach in spring quarter, 2015. This position is non-renewable.

    Responsibilities will include teaching one graduate level course, DNCE 244 – “Special Topics in Dance Making” and one undergraduate course in practice, repertory or an area relevant to the candidate’s field of expertise. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will assist with graduate and undergraduate choreographic research, participate in departmental activities, and give a public presentation of or about their work.

    Salary: $14,000 or commensurate with experience (pending budgetary approval)

    Starting Date: Spring Quarter begins March 25, 2015. Instruction begins March 30, 2015 and ends June 12, 2015.

    Qualifications: M.F.A. or M.A. in dance; or professional equivalent (BA, and at least 5 years of professional choreography and performance.) Established record of choreography and performance is required, and preference is for an actively working artist. Previous college teaching experience is required, as well as an interest in working in a diverse, multi-ethnic, international environment.

    Review of applications will begin January 30, 2015; position will remain open until filled.

    To Apply, submit a 2-page cover letter addressed to Joel Smith, Search Committee Chair, with a list of three references and contact information; CV; two sample course syllabi; and teaching evaluations if available. Please also include two 7-10 minute excerpts of choreography and performance via an online link (Youtube or Vimeo) with a 50-75 word description of the works embedded in the “Information” section of each hosted video. Each work sample should be one continuous excerpt of the performance, rather than edited with jump cuts to different parts of the piece. All materials must be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system located at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00291. Please contact Katrina Oskie (katrina.oskie@ucr.edu) with questions about your application. Further details about the position can be found at www.dance.ucr.edu.

    UCR Department of Dance offers curricula leading to a B.A. in Dance, an M.F.A. in Experimental Choreography, and a Ph.D. in Critical Dance Studies. These innovative programs continue to influence the field internationally. The Department of Dance, one of 20 in our College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, is housed in the AIA award-winning Arts Building with several large studios. Performance venues include the University Theater, the Performance Lab, the Studio Theater and the new downtown Culver Center for the Arts. Established in 1954, the UC Riverside campus today has a fast-growing population of approx. 19,000 students, the most diverse undergraduate student body in the UC system, and one of the most diverse in the nation.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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.

  • 26 Nov 2014 1:37 PM | Anonymous

    The Congress on Research in Dance is pleased to announce the 2014 Award Winners. 

    Paul Scolieri won the Oscar G. Brockett Book Prize for Dance Research for his book, Dancing the New World: Aztecs, Spaniards, and the Choreography of Conquest.

    Libby Smigel of the Dance Heritage Coalition won the Dixie Durr Award for Outstanding Service to Dance Research.

    Deidre Sklar won the Outstanding Scholarly Research Award.

    Felicia McCarren won the CORD Outstanding Publication Award for her book, French Moves: The Cultural Politics of le hip hop.
 Congress on Research in Dance  Emailinfo@cordance.org
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