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  • 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.



    • 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:


  • 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.


    • 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,

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

    - See more at:


  • 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.

    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:


  • 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 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


    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


    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, 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

    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 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 (

    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 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, 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 Please contact Katrina Oskie ( with questions about your application. Further details about the position can be found at

    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.
  • 21 Nov 2014 2:25 PM | Anonymous member



    Chapman University, a private university in beautiful Southern California, seeks an ambitious and inspiring leader to serve as the next Dean of the College of Performing Arts. The Dean will create a vibrant atmosphere of unmatched excellence in undergraduate arts education.

    Chapman University is ranked in the top tier of western universities and was recently identified by U.S. News & World Report as the number one "Up-and-Coming University" in the Western Region. It has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through both research and innovative teaching and it attracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States and several foreign countries. In the last two decades, Chapman has made remarkable progress growing in both size and national prominence. Today, 7,570 students are currently enrolled in nine schools and colleges that offer traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences, exciting interdisciplinary programs and select pre-professional and graduate programs.

    The College of Performing Arts (CoPA) was formed in 2007, uniting the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, Department of Dance, and Department of Theater into a comprehensive performing arts unit. The goal was to create a more highly acclaimed regional, national and international reputation for CoPA that would build upon the successes of the three individually accredited programs. Today, CoPA educates 473 undergraduate students who major in degree programs offered by CoPA. In addition, CoPA avails its classes and performance opportunities to students from across the University as evidenced by the 1,578 students who enrolled in CoPA courses in the 2013-2014 academic year. Thus, undergraduate students in CoPA and across the university are benefiting from the expertise of a world-class faculty who teach and train students and avail them to opportunities for scholarship, creativity, free expression, and real-world experiences.

    The college offers BA, BM and BFA degrees that allow students to enter into a variety of professional fields or continue their graduate studies at prestigious institutions upon graduation. CoPA is home to 35 full-time faculty, 5 Emeriti faculty, and 3 artists-in-residence who are consummate professionals dedicated to helping students achieve their dreams and aspirations and to their own professional performances, scholarship, and/or research. CoPA also includes a Production Management Department, a highly talented group of professionals, who provide support for live productions. CoPA will also soon benefit from the addition of the world-class state of the art Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts. The 1,100 seat facility will serve as the new home for CoPA's signature productions and will offer space for creative collaboration, teaching and practice. The Musco Center will transform the campus community as it becomes an essential space for arts and entertainment for the University, the City of Orange and the Orange County.

    The Dean of the College of Performing Arts serves as the College's leader and advocate. The Dean will be a gifted academic leader and outstanding administrator who inspires the College to grow and excel and play an even more vital role within Chapman University, in the region, and across the nation. The Dean also ensures that CoPA graduates are prepared for meaningful careers upon graduation from Chapman University. Reporting to the Chancellor, the Dean will serve as a key member of the University's senior academic leadership team. Drawing upon the talents of the faculty and existing partnerships within the University, the Dean will lead the CoPA toward greater collaboration and seek creative ways to enhance excellence. To help propel the college toward reaching these goals, the Dean will address several opportunities and challenges:

    * Unite CoPA around a common vision and purpose and a new level of national distinction;
    * Realize the promise of the Musco Center as an educational venue;
    * Develop partnerships and innovative academic programs that distinguish CoPA;
    * Champion excellence, innovation and creativity in scholarship, academics and performance;
    * Raise the visibility, reputation and external support for CoPA and Chapman University.

    Chapman University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search.
    Applicants should submit three documents: a detailed cover letter of application; an updated curriculum vita or résumé; and a list of at least 6 references (including complete contact information and a description of the relationship to the applicant). Electronic submission of applications and correspondence is required. Please submit materials to: Inquiries and nominations can be submitted via the same website or sent in confidence to: Julie Filizetti and Courtney Wilk, Isaacson, Miller, 1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94111.

    Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all terms and conditions of employment.

    - See more at:


  • 21 Nov 2014 2:22 PM | Anonymous member

    School of Theatre + Dance Job Opening
    Assistant Professor of Modern Dance and Choreography

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

    Date of Expected Hire: August 16, 2015

    Salary: $57,000 plus a full benefits package.

    Responsibilities: Include teaching all levels of Modern Technique, Dance Composition, and Repertory. Expertise is also desirable in one or more of the following areas: Improvisation, Dance Pedagogy, Jazz/Hip-Hop, Kinesiology/Somatics, Dance Media and Technology, and/or Ballet.

    Further responsibilities include direction and/or participation in the organization of annual dance concert and showcases; commitment to teaching excellence and creative collaboration; serve on school, college, and/or university committees; effective student guidance; organizational and administrative duties in dance activities; and leadership in recruitment efforts.

    Minimum Qualifications: MFA or PhD (or equivalent professional experience) with experience and currency in the field as a performer/choreographer. Two years teaching experience in higher education or professional dance setting beyond graduate school that demonstrates an outstanding record of conduct of inclusion and diversity in the arts and higher education.

    Preferred Qualifications: Vita should contain evidence of a strong and growing national and international presence in the field of performance and creative research in dance.

    Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida's online application system at Online applications must include the following: (1) a detailed letter of application; (2) professional résumé or CV; (3) 10-15 minute sample of creative work(s) on web link/video sharing site; (4) statement of teaching philosophy; (5) teaching sample on web link/video sharing site; (6) three professional references with complete contact information. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time.

    Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by December 1, 2014.

    Additional materials may be sent to:

    Ric Rose, Chair, Dance Search Committee, School of Theatre and Dance

    University of Florida

    P.O. Box 115900

    Gainesville, FL 32611-5900


    Phone: (352) 273-0506

    If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call +1 (352) 392- 4621 or the Florida Relay System at +1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

    The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff; seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and those who practice conduct of inclusion.

    The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida‘s Government in the Sunshine and Public Records Laws. Search committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and any other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection.


    The School of Theatre + Dance has an international full-time faculty of 21 people who are recognized artists and researchers in their own right, complemented by adjunct and guest faculty and staff, including full- and part-time professionals. The School offers MFA curricula in acting and in design/technology, which includes scene design, lighting design and costume technology; BFA programs in acting, musical theatre, scene design, lighting design and costume design; and a B.A. in general theatre. The School's B.F.A. degree in Dance Performance includes four interlocking streams of dance study: choreography and performance, intercultural dance studies, dance and medicine, and dance theatre. Approximately 200 students major in the artistically diverse curricula of the School of Theatre + Dance. Through its production program, outreach and innovative programming, the School of Theatre + Dance provides multiple cultural opportunities annually to thousands of members of the University and the greater community. The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre and the National Association of Schools of Dance. For more information, visit


    The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land grant foundation. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world. Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. UF is a graduate research institution with 50,000 students and membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Gainesville, which is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most livable cities, is located midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Together, the University and the community comprise the educational, medical and cultural center of North Central Florida, with outstanding resources such as the University of Florida Performing Arts (Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Baughman Center, University Auditorium), the Harn Museum of Art, the Florida Museum of Natural History and the Hippodrome State Theatre.


    The College of the Arts fosters creative activity, scholarly and artistic excellence and innovation across disciplines. We achieve the university’s mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their critical thinking and inspiring a culture of curiosity and imagination. The College offers baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Approximately 1,100 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 100 faculty members in its three accredited schools undefined the School of Art + Art History, School of Music, School of Theatre + Dance. In addition to its schools, the college comprises the Center for Arts and Public Policy, Center for Arts in Medicine, Center for World Arts, Digital Worlds Institute, University Galleries and the college program of the New World School of the Arts in Miami.

    Founded in 1996, UF’s Center for World Arts (CWA) advances diversity and internationalism in arts praxis, policy, research and education. Recognizing the power of the artist to voice the unique human condition, the CWA values arts processes as critical resources to shape and interpret our interconnectedundefinedbut not unifiedundefinedworld. In dialogue and exchange with artists, scholars, diverse cultural communities and interdisciplinary partners across the campus and the globe, the Center tests new paradigms of curriculum, scholarship, media, cultural exchange and entrepreneurship. The CWA has been recognized as the artistic arm of UF’s prestigious US Department of Education, Title VI National Resource Centers and the research arm of the bi-continental Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium. Through its practices, the CWA seeks to enhance the role the arts play for the responsible world citizen and to equip the UF student to imaginatively engage and contribute to an increasingly global community. For more information, visit

  • 21 Nov 2014 2:20 PM | Anonymous member



    The Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance seeks an energetic and collaborative dance artist/educator/scholar for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position in Dance, and to serve as the Dance Division Coordinator beginning August 2015. The School offers a B.F.A. in modern dance Performance/Choreography, a B.A. in Dance Studies, a Dance Minor, and serves over 1000 non-majors annually. There are 6 full-time and 4-7 part-time faculty members in the Dance Division, plus administrative staff. The School of Theatre and Dance is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance and the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

    Applicants should hold a M.F.A., Ph.D. or Ed.D. in a dance field, have significant experience teaching dance in higher education, maintain an active research agenda in dance evidenced by a record of professional activity and demonstrate strong academic and administrative leadership skills.

    The Dance Division Coordinator 1) provides leadership in developing and fulfilling the strategic plan and artistic mission of the School; 2) represents the Division and serves as its liaison with other University administrative units; 3) recommends and schedules teaching and advising; 4) coordinates recruitment and admissions into the dance program; 5) oversees dance curriculum development within the requirements of NASD accreditation.

    Faculty duties in the dance program include:
    • Ability to teach all levels of Ballet (required)
    • Additional expertise to teach in any of the following areas: modern dance technique, dance production, dance history, dance pedagogy or dance science.
    • Shared academic and creative advising
    • Dance concert direction
    • Choreography for faculty dance concerts

    Review of applications will begin January 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. All applications must be completed online at: Applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent with a clear statement outlining educational and leadership philosophies as informed by current trends in dance and higher education 2) a curriculum vita; 3) a list of five references with full contact information; 4) a link to video of choreography (2 complete works and clips as desired). Please have three current (within 2 years), confidential letters of recommendation sent directly to the address below:

    Dance Search Committee
    Kent State University
    D101-E Kent Center for Performing Arts
    1325 Theatre Drive
    Kent, OH 44242-0001

    For additional Information/Inquiries contact:
    Kimberly Karpanty, Dance Search Committee Chair
    Associate Professor, Dance

    The School of Theatre and Dance offers five undergraduate degree programs (BA, BFA) and five MFA graduate programs to approximately 270 majors and 60 minors. Year-round production opportunities provide students with a quality education in our state-of-the-art facilities, including the recently completed Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance which houses more than 70,000 square feet of learning, performance, and design space. With three performance venues on site in the Center for the Performing Arts and a fourth in the outdoor summer theatre, Porthouse Theatre, students have frequent chances to display their work. The School has established an aggressive agenda for excellence in performance, production and creative and academic scholarship. The faculty place high value on mentoring individual students for success in the classroom, on stage and in the profession, a high quality of production on our stages as laboratories for learning, a commitment to diversity in our classrooms and on our stages and a commitment to positive and collegial collaboration.



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