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  • 21 Nov 2014 2:20 PM | Anonymous member

    ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Tenure Track in Dance

    KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

    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.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    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.

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    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

    APPLICATION
    Review of applications will begin January 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. All applications must be completed online at: www.jobs.kent.edu. 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
    330-672undefined0127
    kkarpant@kent.edu


    ABOUT THE SCHOOL:
    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.

    KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:



    KENT STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

  • 17 Nov 2014 9:44 PM | Anonymous member

    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance for their Performing Arts Program beginning September 2015.   Salaries are competitive and may be higher depending upon qualifications and experience; excellent benefits.


    Teach beginning to advanced levels of contemporary and ballet techniques, and courses in the General Studies curriculum.   Teaching load: five courses, plus choreographic and production work equal to a sixth course.  Beyond ballet and modern techniques, expertise in two or more of the following areas is desirable: movement for actors, costume design and construction, jazz styles, musical theatre dance, acting, composition, contemporary partnering, anatomy/kinesiology, improvisation, dance production, grant writing, introduction to dance, dance history, teaching methods, dance criticism, and social dance.   Web design and audio-video editing skills a plus.  Duties will include choreographing for and helping produce Dance Program productions; assisting with administrative duties of the Dance Program that include concert production, student advising, and the supervision of student organizations and sponsored off-campus activities.


    MFA, Ph.D. or Ed.D is required by date of appointment, with professional and/or choreographic experience.  A successful candidate will demonstrate high artistic, academic, professional, and ethical standards; a record of successful creative and academic endeavors; a strong professional background; and a record of teaching excellence in ballet and/or one of the dance techniques that are the foundation of modern dance.  Candidates must present clear evidence of the ability and willingness to work as a collaborative colleague and to fill leadership roles in program and college activities.   The successful applicant will also be expected to engage in sustained scholarly research and/or creative work appropriate to the position.   Academic experiences with culturally diverse populations desired.

    The Dance Program functions within the liberal arts tradition at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.   Students in the Dance Program major in one of six different tracks that relate to their specific areas of interest, including performance, choreography, studio ownership, physical therapy, teaching, etc., and pursue careers in those areas.   The emphasis in the department is on encouraging students to create, perform, and think about movement in a manner that connects with their experiences in the other fine and liberal arts.

    Screening of applications begins December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.


    Address applications to Dr. Lisa Honaker, Dean of Arts and Humanities, at ARHU-ARTP@stockton.edu.  Applications should include:  cover letter, CV, Link to online video of recent choreographic work, three current letters of recommendation-dated 2014 (By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references), unofficial copies of transcripts from highest earned degree, and statement of teaching philosophy.  Submissions should be sent as a single PDF document, references and transcripts should be sent separately.  Please include the job title and Reference ID #AA350 in the subject line.

    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit http://www.stockton.edu/affirmative_action.  Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager, at 609-652-4384.

    - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000859354-01#sthash.M5kxXi9B.dpuf

     

  • 17 Nov 2014 9:40 PM | Anonymous member

    Full-time, tenure-track position beginning August, 2015

    Application Deadline: Review of applications begins December 8, 2014 and continues until position is filled.

    Responsibilities:

    This is a 9-month tenure-track faculty position with an academic rank of Assistant Professor. The position requires teaching all levels of technique along with courses in the faculty member's area of research.  The faculty member will support the curriculum and mission of the program while building a strong artistic profile and/or research agenda that expands and complements the existing expertise in the department. The faculty member will also be responsible for choreographing works for faculty concerts, student mentoring, advising, coordinating student activities and shows, supporting accreditation, and developing curriculum. The faculty member must be committed to supporting ongoing recruitment efforts while fostering a diverse and collegial faculty, staff, and student environment.

     

    Qualifications:

    The applicant must have a terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in dance.  The applicant must have substantial experience training and educating collegiate, pre-professional or professional level dancers as well as a demonstrated ability to develop or sustain nationally recognized creative activity and/or research.  Preferred teaching qualifications include all levels of ballet and/or contemporary/modern dance technique along with the ability to teach dance history and one or more of the following: music for dancers, partnering, somatics, improvisation, composition, jazz dance, social dance, hip hop, or dances of the African diaspora.

     

    Application Procedures: Applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system at https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp. In addition, applicants must submit the documents requested in order to be considered for the position.

     

    Application materials should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a 3 5 minute weblink to online videos of recent choreography and/or performances, three letters of recommendation, and an unofficial graduate transcript.

     

    For more information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee:

    Teal Darkenwald, Assistant Professor

    School of Theatre and Dance

    Mail Stop 553

    East Carolina University

    Greenville, NC 27858-4353

    Phone: (252) 328 - 1193

    E-mail: darkenwaldt@ecu.edu with the subject line Dance Faculty Search

     

    East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University and accommodates individuals with disabilities. Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at the time of employment.

    - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000858692-01#sthash.MoPjaofH.dpuf

     

  • 17 Nov 2014 9:38 PM | Anonymous member

    Southern Utah University, Utah's designated public liberal arts and sciences university, is a comprehensive, regional graduate and undergraduate degree-granting university. Located in Cedar City, Utah, it is an accredited, state-supported institution with an enrollment of nearly 8,000 students.  Home to the Utah Shakespeare Festival and surrounded by national parks, monuments, forests and wilderness areas that draw millions of visitors annually from around the world, it is only 40 minutes from great snow skiing and year-round golfing. It is located 2 ½ hours from Las Vegas and 3 ½ hours from Salt Lake City.

    Southern Utah University invites applications for the position of Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Professional Chair in Elementary Arts Education.  This is a full-time, 10-month position to begin August 16, 2015. The position has the possibility of being tenure-track or non-tenure-track, depending upon qualifications and experience.   Salary is commensurate with qualifications & experience; excellent benefits.

    Department of Elementary Education General Duties & Responsibilities: 
    1. Teach pre-service courses in arts education (your area of specialization) for elementary school classroom teaching majors (approximately 50% of load).
    2. Coordinates, designs and implements professional development opportunities for elementary school classroom teachers and arts specialists, both at the university and off campus (in-service, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc.).
    3. Work cooperatively with existing and prospective youth arts education programs within the College of Education and the College of Performing and Visual Arts to develop and coordinate arts outreach initiatives by the University to elementary school students in Utah.
    4. Serve as a liaison for the College of Education and other Colleges and arts education programs at the University.
    5. Interface with reputable local and national non-profit arts organizations in the development and implementation of arts education initiatives for elementary school students in Utah's public schools.
    6. Serve as an advocate for arts education in Utah.
    7. Work cooperatively with other University faculty members and administration in supporting arts curriculum and initiatives to promote the sequential teaching of arts in Utah's elementary schools.
    8. Coordinate with University faculty and students with a view to building and maintaining productive working relationships with Utah's school districts, public school arts programs, the Utah State Office of Education and arts organizations in Utah and elsewhere.
    9. Be productive as an artist/scholar and engage in University and community service with regard to the arts.
    10. If authorized by the University, network with other universities, colleges, state education institutions, arts organizations and interested citizens to promote the sequential teaching of the arts in Utah's elementary schools.

    Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program Responsibilities: 
    1. Collaborate with university-endowed chairs, Art Works for Kids, and USOE to oversee and implement the BTSALP program statewide.
    2. Ensure that BTSALP specialists in the Southern Utah University region receive support, mentoring and professional development.
    3. Write, oversee, and report on grants from USOE and other arts education entities for program support.

    Minimum Qualifications: 
    Doctorate preferred, masters with significant professional accomplishment or national board certification considered.  (Non-MFA master's degrees do not qualify for tenure track status but will be considered and could be hired on an extended year non-tenure track contract.)

    Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the collegiate and public/private elementary school levels.

    Specialty in at least one area of the art disciplines (Art, Music, Drama, Dance-Movement).

    A big part of this job is interaction with teachers, students, principals and superintendents in the public schools in southern Utah. This person will meet state government officials and university administration.  Therefore, excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

    Reputation and potential for developing prominence at the state/national level through scholarly/creative activities, professional service and leadership in state or national professional arts organizations.

    Demonstrated leadership and scholarship in arts education including research interests in developmentally appropriate practice for elementary school arts teaching and innovation in program development and implementation.

    Experience in grant writing, financial management and fiscal responsibility is fundamental.

    In accordance with Utah State Code 53A-3-410, appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful passing of a background check. 

      

    Applicants must apply online at http://jobs.suu.edu (Job #1400254) or use the direct link at http://jobs.suu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53141  and click on Apply for this posting.

     

    Individuals are asked to attach, electronically, the following required documents:  a cover letter, resume/CV, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of unofficial transcripts, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.  First consideration of applications will begin January 5, 2015. The position is open until filled. If you have questions or problems with the application process, contact Human Resources at jobs@suu.edu or 435-586-7754.   Southern Utah University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

    - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000858895-01#sthash.PFp0h4ZK.dpuf

     

  • 17 Nov 2014 9:36 PM | Anonymous member

    Assistant Professor of Dance, Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina beginning August 2015.  The successful candidate must  have a terminal degree in dance, teaching certification in dance education, and expertise in dance education,  research and dance technique.


    Teaching responsibilities include pedagogy,  teaching and research methods, dance technique (ballet, jazz, or non-western forms desirable), and one or more of the following areas:  dance and culture, movement science, somatic practices, arts management, improvisation, choreography or special topics.  Other responsibilities include guiding the dance education program and the private  studio teaching focus, supervising student internships in public schools and private studios, advising dance majors, and facilitating program assessment.


    Review of applications begins January 5, 2015 and continues until position is filled.  Meredith College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  A full position description and on-line application are available at http://meredith.hiretouch.com/default.cfm?page=joblist

    - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000858257-01#sthash.tWo5RGHf.dpuf

     

  • 17 Nov 2014 9:32 PM | Anonymous member

    The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH) at Michigan State University seeks an Academic Specialist for Community and Socially Engaged Arts.  The full-time, academic year (9 mo) position is in the continuing system.

    The successful candidate will teach courses; work with faculty and community partners on new and existing socially engaged arts projects at the local, regional, national, and international levels; and collaborate with faculty on new and existing arts and civic engagement initiatives, such as contributing to the development of a possible minor in arts and activism. S/he is expected to demonstrate ongoing excellence in her/his field of creative practice or research.

    Review of applications will begin January 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

     

    Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

    Graduate degree and at least five years experience working in the arts (visual, music, new media, performance, theatre, dance, spoken word, social practice, etc), with special attention paid to community based and socially engaged arts; terminal degree (MFA or PhD) preferred.

     

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    For more information or to apply, go to https://jobs.msu.edu. Click on Search Postings at left, enter 0309 in the Posting Number field, and click Search.  From there, follow prompts.  All applicants must apply using this application portal.

     

    All candidates should submit: letter of intent detailing career goals and interests; curriculum vitae; copies of their diplomas; a link to an online portfolio of creative work, and full names and contact information of three individuals submitting letters of reference.


    Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.  The University actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

    - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000857815-01#sthash.aWVmq3xe.dpuf

     

  • 12 Nov 2014 8:15 PM | Anonymous
    CORD welcomes submission of your conference paper to Conference Proceedings 2014. Submissions are due by February 2, 2015. You must submit your paper electronically to proceedings@cordance.org and you must follow the guidelines outlined in this document.


  • 04 Nov 2014 2:46 PM | Anonymous

    Position Announcement: Assistant Professor of Dance Studies, Tenure Track

    Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience

    Start Date: August 2015

    The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University at Buffalo, www.theatredance.buffalo.edu, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance Studies. We seek a dance scholar who will maintain a robust research agenda and establish themselves as a leader and innovator in the field. This individual will significantly contribute teaching expertise to our graduate study and undergraduate Dance programs and will actively participate in ongoing curriculum development, including the design and implementation of a new MFA Dance program.

    Minimum requirements:

    Ph.D. in Dance Studies, Performance Studies, or related field; and college teaching experience. Candidates with an MFA degree will be considered if background is well matched to the responsibilities of the position.

    Specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates whose research focuses on the integration of theory and practice; embodied inquiry; and/or social, cultural and/or global perspectives. Our new colleague will teach a regular course load (4 per year), including history and theory, with opportunities to develop courses in the candidate's area of specialization. Individuals with additional expertise in teaching studio courses are highly encouraged to apply. All Dance faculty mentor student research and creative activities; contribute to departmental dance concerts as director or choreographer; and provide service to the department or university as appropriate.  We strongly encourage applicants who will enhance the diversity of the University at Buffalo through their research, teaching, and service.

    The Department of Theatre & Dance is a hub for interdisciplinary arts activity within the university, intersecting with Music, Visual Studies, Media Study, Architecture, and Poetry among others. In addition to its regular production season, UB Dance, housed in the Center for the Arts, actively partners with University entities, including the Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies, the Center for 21st Century Music and the Electronic Poetry Center. UB Dance provides a nurturing and challenging artistic community that equally emphasizes strong academic education and intensive dance training. The BA and BFA dance degrees offer in-depth curriculums with creative tracks that prepare students for a broad range of professional careers.

    Buffalo, NY is a vibrant arts and cultural center that includes over twenty theatres, several professional and community dance organizations, and numerous art galleries. It is home to well-known organizations, including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, ArtPark, Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Center, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Just Buffalo Literary Center, Burchfield Penney Art Center and more. Buffalo is centrally located, with easy access to major metropolitan hubs in the Northeast including New York City, Boston, Chicago, Toronto and Montreal. Located on Lake Erie, just south of Niagara Falls, Buffalo's surrounding natural areas, state parks, beaches, rivers and ski areas provide abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation and leisure.

    To apply:

    Please submit a cover letter; detailed CV; research statement; teaching philosophy; two work samples (one of which must be a written document); one sample course syllabus; and contact information for three references via: https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57424

    All materials are due by December 1, 2014. Digital work samples and questions should be directed to Karen Cleary at 285 Alumni Arena, Buffalo NY, 14260, kcleary@buffalo.edu. UB is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

  • 04 Nov 2014 2:43 PM | Anonymous

    DEAN

    Texas Christian University

    Texas Christian University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Fine Arts. The University seeks a visionary leader who embodies the excellence of TCU’s College of Fine Arts and will advance the national stature of the College.

    TCU is located in Fort Worth, Texas, the 16th largest city in the country (located in a metropolitan area of more than 6 million), which is known for its  world-class culture in the arts, education, and entertainment.    The University has over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and the College of Fine Arts has approximately 800 undergraduate and 70 graduate students in Master’s and Doctoral programs. The College is comprised of five outstanding academic units: the School of Art, the School  for Classical  & Contemporary Dance, the Department of Interior Design & Merchandising, the School of Music, and the Department of Theatre. 

    The Dean is the chief executive officer of the College, and reports to the Provost of the University. The Dean is responsible for the administrative and academic functions of the College, and serves as the leading advocate for  the faculty, staff, students and programs to the community and other external constituencies.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated leadership qualities, including the ability to: attract and inspire distinguished faculty, talented staff and outstanding students; cultivate and maintain relationships with the external community; and increase gifts, endowment, and other significant revenue sources.

    For further information on TCU see http://www.tcu.edu, and for further information on the  TCU College of Fine Arts  see http://www.cfac.tcu.edu.  Requests for additional information should be directed to: Dr. Harry Parker, Chair, College of Fine Arts, Dean’s Search Committee, h.parker@tcu.edu. While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new Dean is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by  January1,  2015 to the address below.

    R. William Funk & Associates

    c/o TCU CC

    100 Highland Park Village, Suite 200

    Dallas, Texas  75205

    Email:  krisha.creal@rwilliamfunk.com

    Fax:  214/295-3312

    ~TCU and the College of Fine Arts are affirmative action/equal opportunity employers~

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