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  • 24 Oct 2014 11:15 AM | Anonymous member

    Assistant Professor of Dance, Tenure-Track, SUNY College at Brockport



    Description of Position: Candidates for Assistant Professor of Dance in the Department of Dance at the College at Brockport are active dance professionals who teach a current movement practice such as contemporary dance, jazz and/or hip hop. That practice will enhance the modern-dance emphasis of the department at all levels of the graduate and undergraduate programs. Candidates should also demonstrate expertise in at least one other curricular area (such as dance pedagogy; movement analysis and somatics; dance technology). Candidates should have an active research agenda, demonstrated by scholarly and/or creative activity. This is a tenure-track position. Visit us on the web at www.brockport.edu/dance.



    Essential functions of the position include:

    -Teach current movement practice (e.g. contemporary dance; hip hop; jazz dance).

    -Teach in an additional curriculum area (e.g. dance pedagogy, movement analysis, somatics; dance technology).

    -Maintain a high level of creative and/or scholarly activity.

    -Advise students, participate actively in departmental governance and perform academic service.



    Required Qualifications:

    -Teaching excellence in current movement practice and in an additional curricular area of stated expertise.

    -Record of dance related creative and/or scholarly research.

    -Terminal degree in dance (completed by August 2015).

    -Teaching experience in higher education.



    Preferred Qualifications:

    -Teaching experience working with college-level dance majors.

    -Full-time college teaching experience.

    -Nationally-recognized record of dance-related creative and/or scholarly accomplishments.



    Apply online at: http://www.brockportrecruit.org.

    All positions are subject to final budgetary approval. AA/EOE

    Online submission of the following is required:

    1. CV

    2. Cover letter addressing duties and required and preferred qualifications listed above.

    3. Video sample of teaching skills (no more than 30 minutes).

    4. Two samples of creative and/or literary scholarship.

    5. Names of four references with contact information including phone numbers and email addresses.



    Questions can be addressed to Dr. Juanita Suarez, Search Committee Chair, Department of Dance, The College at Brockport, 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport, NY 14420, jsuarez@brockport.edu.



    Posting Dates: Best Consideration: 11/15/2014

  • 24 Oct 2014 11:12 AM | Anonymous member

    The Tufts University Department of Drama & Dance seeks applicants for a full-time faculty lecturer position in Dance commencing Fall 2015. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate introductory and intermediate dance courses and providing service to the program.

    Qualifications
    MFA or PhD degree in dance, dance education, or a dance research-related field. A minimum of three years full- or part-time college/university teaching experience required. Experience is required in designing and teaching semester-long studio courses that include viewing, reading, and written work, and placing dance in its socio-historical context.

    Areas of Specialization in Teaching
    Expertise in one or more non-Western dance forms (African, Latin, or Afro-Caribbean; South or North Indian; Japanese Kabuki, Asian, South East Asian or Polynesian; Middle Eastern or International Folk Dance). An ability to teach an upper-level class in one or more of the following subject areas: a traditional western form such as ballet, modern, jazz, or dance for musical theater; cross-cultural dance studies; dance anthropology; dance film and technology; dance education; and/or Laban Movement Analysis.

    The Tufts Dance Program, Department of Drama and Dance
    The Tufts Dance Program is housed within the Department of Drama & Dance and offers an array of experientially based studio and lecture-based courses. Studio courses range from beginning ballet, modern, contemporary jazz, and world dance forms such as West African, Kathak, and Latin dance, to advanced studies in creative process, choreography, and performance. Lecture courses rotate across subject areas in the field, including dance history and aesthetics, dance education, and contemporary cross-disciplinary studies of dance. Facilities include two dedicated studios with sprung flooring; one of the studios converts into a performance space that seats 100. For more information about the Dance Program, see http://ase.tufts.edu/drama-dance/dance/ .

    Applications
    Questions about the position should be directed to Renata Celichowska, Director, Tufts Dance Program, Department of Drama and Dance, Tufts University. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Please submit the following materials through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/26739: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of reference.

    Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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  • 22 Oct 2014 10:08 AM | Anonymous

    Position
    Florida State University School of Dance is seeking a collaborative and innovative dance artist to join our esteemed faculty as an Assistant Professor of Dance in Contemporary Techniques. This is a tenure track position. The FSU School of Dance is one of the top programs in the country with stellar faculty, staff, facilities, and student body. We offer a BFA in Dance, an MA in Studio and Related Studies, and an MFA in Performance and Choreography. The FSU School of Dance is also the home of the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography. For more information on the FSU School of Dance and its programs, please visit dance.fsu.edu. For more information on the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, please visit mancc.org.

    Salary Range
    Minimum $52,000. Maximum negotiable.

    Qualifications
    Demonstrated teaching ability and experience in one or more contemporary techniques or studio and performance practices. MFA degree in dance or comparable professional experience and credentials.

    Responsibilities
    Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in all levels of one or more contemporary techniques or studio and performance practices. The ability also to teach one or more of the following is required: improvisation, dance composition, movement analysis, pedagogy, dance technology, dance and video, dance science, somatic practices, or repertory. Additional duties will include mentoring and directing student work, academic advising, and participating in student assessment and audition processes, appropriate committee membership, and recruitment activities.

    How to Apply
    If qualified and interested in the position as advertised, apply to Florida State University at jobs.fsu.edu. Please submit the following: a letter indicating interest, qualifications for the position and an indication of research and or creative interests; a statement on your philosophy of teaching; a curriculum vita; and names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mails of three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until November 30, 2014 or until filled.

    Contact Information
    Russell Sandifer
    rsandifer@fsu.edu
    850-644-1024


  • 22 Oct 2014 10:06 AM | Anonymous

    Join a collegial faculty of distinguished and emerging creative artists, practitioners, and scholars at one of the top ranked dance programs in the country. The Florida State University School of Dance seeks a collaborative faculty advocate to promote a shared vision, provide leadership, and procure resources to support School initiatives.

    With an eighty-year history, the School of Dance pioneered the conservatory within the university model. Today, the program continues to be nationally regarded and hailed as the “gem in the crown” of Florida State University. Situated within a top ranked research university, the school houses the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC), and offers students immersive educational experiences in New York City, Paris, France, and Valencia, Spain. Alongside both academic and professional programs (BFA, MA, MFA), faculty and students are provided robust performance opportunities in exceptional facilities that house seven dance studios, proscenium and blackbox theaters, audio, video, photography and digital media studios and labs, a dance conditioning studio, and technology-enhanced classrooms. Current and emerging foci include programs in the dance sciences, digital media technology, and advanced studies in dance history and theory.

    Qualifications desired include a terminal degree or equivalent professional experience in dance or a related field; demonstrated record of administrative skills and leadership; demonstrated excellence in teaching, creative activity, and/or research; developed abilities in personnel relations; commitment to the development and promotion of undergraduate and graduate programs in dance; commitment to diversity and balance in regard to personnel and program.

    Applications must be submitted on-line at jobs.fsu.edu and include: a letter stating your interest in the position, highlighting your qualifications and describing your leadership philosophy; a current curriculum vita; and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mails addresses for three professional references. Review of applications will begin November 13, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Tom Welsh, Search Committee Chair, twelsh@dance.fsu.edu

  • 14 Oct 2014 9:16 PM | Anonymous member

    The Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University invites applications for a Department Chair, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor beginning July 2015.  The Chair will provide energetic and visionary leadership, promote quality undergraduate teaching, encourage and support faculty scholarship, oversee and support a vigorous, nationally accredited co-curricular production program, foster strong links to the university community and community-at-large and actively seek the resources necessary to continue expanding the department. The new chair is expected to maintain productive scholarship and teach one class per semester, administer and manage the academic unit and lead in departmental personnel matters.

     

    The successful candidate will have a terminal degree in an appropriate field, arts and educational administration experience, extensive knowledge of both theatre and dance disciplines, record of professional creative activity and/or scholarship, excellent communication and management skills. Experience with grant writing and diversity issues is preferred.

     

    The Department of Theatre and Dance provides liberal arts educations with BA degrees in Dance Studies and Theatre Arts. The department offers Theatre concentrations in Performance, Design /Technology, and Theatre Education as well as minors in theatre or dance. Central to the departments mission is a dynamic co-curricular production program that provides exemplary theatre and dance experiences to students, the university community and the region. The department strongly supports the university's liberal arts environment through a balanced and integrated emphasis on teaching, creative activity, scholarship, and service. The department employs more than 39 faculty and staff, including 22 full time faculty.

     

    Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the university has approximately 18,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs. Additional information about the Department of Theatre and Dance can be found at: www.theatre.appstate.edu.

     

    Complete applications include: letter of interest, statement of leadership philosophy, evidence of successful teaching and creative or scholarly work, CV, and complete contact information for three references. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file named using the following format:

    Lastnamefirstname_chairapp.pdf. Send applications to tdchairsearch@appstate.edu with the subject line last name Chair Search. The initial review of complete applications will begin November 10, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the application process may be addressed to Derek Gagnier, Search Committee Chair, at gagnierdp@appstate.edu or at 828.262-6854.

     

    Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

     

    Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Derek Gagnier, Search Committee Chair.  Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.  Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.

    - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000852970-01#sthash.c14AjnE6.dpuf

     

  • 14 Oct 2014 9:11 PM | Anonymous member

    Deadline December 04, 2014

     

    The Department of Theatre and Dance at Wake Forest University invites applications for the Teaching Fellow in Dance. This non-tenure track position has an initial one year appointment with possible renewal for a total of three years. Start date August 2015.

     

    Qualification:

    MFA or PhD required. Dance scholarship, previous university teaching, choreography experience a must.

     

    Responsibilities

    The ability to teach the following:

    Modern and/or Jazz dance technique, History of Dance and First Year Seminar;

    Expertise in one of the following areas:

    Dance Education, Dance and Technology, Pilates, Somatics, World Arts forms, Tap dance and non-western dance forms;

    Choreograph for the Dance concerts and assist in dance concert productions;

    Play an active role in recruitment and retention of students, work collaboratively with other faculty on curricular development and administrative/organizational issues;

    Share undergraduate academic advising responsibilities;

    Serve on Departmental Committees;

    Candidates should also possess strong organizational skills.

     

    Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Please submit the following required Documentation through the online application system at http://bit.ly/PostGradDance:

    A letter of application stating qualifications for the position as described

    Curriculum vitae

    Three letters of recommendation on official letterhead

    A statement of your teaching philosophy and artistic-research interests

    Please note that the system will only allow 5 documents to be uploaded. Please combine your documents as necessary.

     

  • 14 Oct 2014 9:08 PM | Anonymous member

    Denison University (Granville, OH) Department of Dance seeks a full-time, three-year replacement position in a small but vibrant department that balances Eurocentric and Africanist values, movement practices, and dance studies. We are most keen on hiring someone with writing expertise, and for whom contributing to the teaching of writing in the discipline will be a priority. The successful candidate will be able to teach all levels of modern/postmodern movement technique, and any three of the following: Composition, Cultural Studies (a topics course on some aspect of dance history), Movement Analysis (Laban-based), and Somatics (Body-Mind Centering, Feldenkrais, Ideokinesis, etc. preferred). Preference will be given to candidates who are certified in either movement analysis or somatics. The department also offers a Seminar in Production and Performance courses; these are very welcome additions to the candidate’s teaching expertise. PhD/PhD(abd) or MFA is required; PhD is preferred.

     

    Denison University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2014. Position open until filled. Position start date: August 2015; end date: June 2018. Candidates must apply online by uploading all required materials to https://employment.denison.edu. Applications not uploaded through this site will not be accepted.

     

    - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000852044-01#sthash.uKCcHmfb.dpuf

     

  • 14 Oct 2014 2:57 PM | Anonymous

    ASST. PROFESSOR of DANCE / Sonoma State University  / FullTime / TenureTrack

    START DATE:  Mid-August 2015

    DEADLINE TO APPLY:  November 17th, 2014.

    REFERENCE:  Job 103832 on all correspondence and inquiries.

    DUTIES OF THE POSITION

    The Department of Theatre Arts & Dance is seeking a dance educator and artist with expertise and demonstrated effectiveness in teaching contemporary/modern dance at all levels. Ability to teach one or more of the following courses is also expected: Choreography I, II, and III; Dance Ensemble (setting work on student dancers or overseeing student choreographed productions); Foundations (somatic approach to movement or voice for dancers and actors); experiential courses in Anatomy, Dance Styles: Ballet; Hip Hop; Jazz; Tap or Contact. Improvisation; Dance for Children; academic courses in Dance History; Dances of the World; Performance Criticism; Arts & Humanities Freshmen Learning Community; Arts & Humanities Sophomore Year Research and Creative Experience. Additional responsibilities include: advising prospective and current dance majors and minors; recruiting new students; scholarship, research or creative work.

    In addition to teaching and scholarship, faculty are expected to engage in academic advising, to assist the department with program assessment, administrative and/or committee work, and to serve on campus-wide committees. Sonoma State is committed to the Teacher/Scholar model and places an emphasis on faculty support of undergraduate research. Faculty are also encouraged to participate in Freshman and Sophomore year programs when available in their schools.

    PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

    To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have:

    MFA or related terminal degree required and at least two years teaching experience at the college or university level, or the professional equivalent. Preference will be given to a candidate who has demonstrated dance artistry integrated with technical skills; has abilities to inspire students with recreational to professional aims for dancing; and who collaborates effectively with colleagues and other disciplines (such as acting, music, drama and technical theatre). Careful consideration will be given to candidates who possess a certification in a somatic modality. The successful candidate will be an accomplished teacher, performer, and choreographer and should have experience creating dance work for undergraduate students.

    The successful candidate must possess a collaborative approach to the creative process and have strong organizational, recruitment, and advising skills. The successful candidate must have experience mentoring

    and guiding students in their own creative process, and be willing to engage in diverse ideas surrounding the practice of art and dance making.

    We are most interested in candidates who 1) have drive, vision, and the capacity to communicate and inspire 2) press the boundaries of the known and take artistic risks 3) share a commitment to and passion for dance

    as a vital necessity of life and 4) embrace the tradition of public education and can offer the department a creative and energizing approach to teaching students with varied levels of skill, diverse interests and goals.

    The successful candidate will be a superb teacher and dance artist, with the ability to work with a collegial spirit in a small department where collaboration and cooperation are valued.

    To be recommended for tenure, the candidate must demonstrate satisfactory performance in four areas: teaching effectiveness; scholarship, research, creative achievement and professional development; service to the University; and public service and service to the community. Although tenure may be granted at any time, contract provisions specify that "the normal period of probation shall be a total of six (6) years of full-time probationary service and credited service, if any. Any deviation from the normal six (6) year probationary period shall be the decision of the President Revised 7/2014 Faculty Affairs in the Office of the Provost following his/her consideration of recommendations from the department or equivalent unit and appropriate administrator(s).” Tenure is required for promotion above the level of Associate Professor.

    RANK AND SALARY

    The salary range is approximately $60,000 to $62,000.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Do not send materials to facultysearch@sonoma.edu. To apply for this position, go to www.sonoma.edu/jobs and select Job Opportunities. If you are not currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the External Applicants box. You will be redirected to a list of all available jobs at Sonoma State University. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not applied for a job at Sonoma State University previously you will be asked to Register Now in order to proceed. After submitting the application letter and curriculum vitae, please proceed to My Career Tools to attach the additional required documents. Your statement of research interests may be a statement of scholarship and/or creative activity if appropriate to your discipline. Once you have submitted all materials, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email facultysearch@sonoma.edu.

    Please submit:

    Required

    • Application letter
    • Curriculum vitae

    Additional Required Documents

    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Teaching Philosophy
    • Student Evaluations
    • Contact Information for 3 References

    A DVD or 2 online video clips (YouTube or Vimeo) of the candidate’s teaching, performance and/or choreography will be required of the selected semifinalists. Letters of Recommendation will be requested from finalists only. Official transcripts are required at the time of hire.

    Sonoma State University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and

    eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE

    The deadline to apply to this position is by Monday, November 17th, 2014.

    QUESTIONS concerning this position may be directed to:

    Kristen Daley, Search Committee Chair

    Email: kristen.daley@sonoma.edu

    Phone: (707) 664-3907

    THE UNIVERSITY

    Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Located in the Sonoma County wine country, 48 miles north of San Francisco, the University has an enrollment of approximately 9,000 students. As of spring 2013, the University had 497 faculty with 47% tenure-track. The University is comprised of six schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Education, Extended and International Education, Social Sciences, and Science and Technology. Degrees are offered in 45 majors at the bachelor's level and 16 at the master's level. Sonoma State University occupies 274 acres in the beautiful wine country of Sonoma County, in Northern California. Located at the foot of the Sonoma hills, the campus is just an hour’s drive north of San Francisco and 40 minutes away from the Pacific Ocean.

    THE DEPARTMENT

    The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance offers valuable and rewarding opportunities for serious, motivated students to develop their  imaginations, intellects, knowledge base, craft and artistry in a stimulating and congenial environment at a campus located in a beautiful and culturally rich area. We aim to develop artists and educators who are vitally engaged with each other and the world through the performing arts. The  Department offers a B.A. in Theatre Arts with concentrations in acting, dance, theatre studies and technical theatre. There are currently 80 majors in the department, with approximately 30-35 dance emphasis students. Facilities include a state of the art 450-seat theatre, black box, 2 small performance venues, classrooms, and 2 dance studios. The dance program is a rapidly growing program committed to offering contemporary approaches to dance with special attention to the integration of mind, body and spirit. We aim to cultivate dance as an art form, accessible to all ages, genders, and social status, founded in the joy and exhilaration of movement. Our goals are to develop the dance artist as creator as well as interpreter of meaningful contemporary work. Our dance curriculum includes introductory classes targeted for the college age student, including 3 levels of contemporary/modern dance, 2 levels of ballet, dance for children, dances of the world, and dance styles of contact improvisation, hip hop, jazz, and tap. For committed dance students, the junior and senior year includes an intensive dance block (with somatic based approaches applied to humanize dance technique training, anatomy alignment), dance history, 3 levels of choreography, and ample opportunities to perform.

    The dance program has a strong dance residency and guest artist program, bringing local and national dance artists to campus to teach and create work. We have two dance studios with sprung hardwood floors, one large dance studio and one smaller rehearsal and studio space.

    Prospective applicants are encouraged to peruse the Department’s web  page at: http://www.sonoma.edu/theatreanddance/

  • 10 Oct 2014 3:12 PM | Anonymous member

    Position #5085: Assistant Professor of Dance, Dance Education Program Coordinator, tenure track, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

    Appointment beginning July 2015
    Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

    Qualifications: Terminal degree in Dance, Dance Education, or Arts Education with significant experience teaching dance in K-12 schools and teacher certification in North Carolina or the ability to become certified. Experience designing and implementing professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers and teaching lecture/seminar and clinical courses at the university level desired.

    Additional Experience: The successful candidate will teach one or more of the following: improvisation, choreography, concert dance technique, traditional dance forms, Music for Dancers, and/or Anatomy for Dancers. They will be familiar with state standards in K-12 Dance, lesson plan design, and national initiatives in education. Certification in Laban Movement Analysis (CMA) or somatic practices a plus.

    Primary Responsibilities: The individual will continue to develop a distinguished research record and teaching agenda and be an active participant in the multiple service responsibilities of a busy faculty. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and impending graduate methods classes in dance education, other dance courses, and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students in field experiences. While many research agendas are possible in this position, scholarship of teaching and learning, especially action-based research, might be especially productive.

    Setting: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research intensive university located in one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan areas. UNC Charlotte offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to over 25,000 culturally diverse students.

    Department: The Department has a full-time faculty of 9 and hires many part-time guest artists and accompanists. There are approximately 100 Dance majors and 40 minors. The program offers a B.A. in Dance with a concentration in Performance, Choreography and Theory, a concentration in Dance Education, and a minor in Dance. The Department maintains relationships with local and regional professional companies including Charlotte Ballet. Facilities include a 340-seat theatre, 2 dance studios, and a dance lab equipped for performances.

    Review of applications: begins December 1, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. Applicants should apply electronically at https://uncc.edu, job number 5085. Only electronically submitted applications will be reviewed. Applications should include current vita, cover letter addressing the position, and teaching philosophy. Applicants should also submit official transcript of highest degree and three original reference letters that address the position. Send letters to: E.E. Balcos, Chair of Assistant Professor Search, Department of Dance, University of North Carolina – Charlotte, 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223-001. For more information please access: http://dance.uncc.edu.

    AA/EOE: UNC Charlotte strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Therefore, we celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. The Department of Dance actively seeks to increase the participation of underrepresented faculty and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply.

  • 09 Oct 2014 12:13 PM | Anonymous member

    Director of the Conservatory of Dance, School of the Arts The School of the Arts at Purchase College, SUNY seeks candidates for the position of Director of the Conservatory of Dance beginning July 1, 2015. Applicants to this position should possess significant leadership experience within a professional dance conservatory/school setting, preferably including both undergraduate and graduate programs. In addition, candidates are expected to be accomplished dancers, choreographers, dance scholars, or dance professionals with substantial higher ed teaching experience, enough to qualify for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor at Purchase College. The salary for this position is commensurate with experience, and includes a location stipend and full benefits package.

    Our ideal candidate will be comfortable working and thinking across disciplines, having interests and experience that extend beyond his or her specialty, and encompass broader approaches to dance practice and human knowledge. Successful candidates will demonstrate their commitment to student learning, success, and liberal education.

    Responsibilities include oversight of 9 full-time and approximately 20 part-time faculty members providing training for around 140 undergraduate students. Curricular oversight is paramount, with the required budgetary, logistical, programmatic, and organizational understanding to deliver an internationally recognized professional program. The Director also serves as the Artistic Director of the Purchase Dance Company, whose members come from the student body of the Conservatory.

    Other duties will include interacting with the Performing Arts Center and Neuberger Museum of Art, representing the dance discipline within the College and the community, as well as working closely with the Dean to maintain and cultivate new external relationships as they relate to dance, including supporters, donors, friends, and patrons.

    Founded on the principle that artists and scholars are indispensable to each other and to an enlightened society, Purchase College combines professional conservatory programs in the visual and performing arts and distinguished programs in the liberal arts and sciences. Located 25 miles north of Manhattan in Westchester County, the campus celebrates individuality, diversity, and creativity as we encourage students to "Think Wide Open." At Purchase College, the arts play a special role liberal education infuses the arts and the arts infuse the campus. Purchase College is part of the State University of New York system.

    QUALIFICATIONS: A terminal degree (MFA, PhD, etc.) in an academic or studio discipline related to dance, or commensurate professional experience, is required. Evidence of effective leadership and increasing levels of responsibility in a professional program in dance including demonstrable curricular, budgetary, and external relationship management experience, as well as strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills is required. Experience teaching at the college level, demonstrated by at least six years of professional dance teaching experience, full-time, at a commensurate rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, is also desired. Experience with graduate professional programs in dance preferred. Minority candidates are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to apply. Applicants must attach the following to the online employment application:

    1) Cover letter (maximum one-page) expressing interest in the position and summarizing qualifications.

    2) Comprehensive CV specifying leadership achievements (please do not submit original materials). Candidates may send links to websites with media detailing creative work within the text of their CV, but this is not required.

    3) Names, addresses, and e-mail addresses (and phone numbers, if possible) of FIVE references, who can speak to your leadership, professional, or teaching experience.

    4) Two statements: the first is a writing sample of your choosing (scholarly work, opinion, proposal, etc.); the second is a statement of your philosophy about higher education in the arts.

    To apply, please visit the following website: https://jobs.purchase.edu and complete an online application first. Phone calls, hard copy, or e-mail submissions of application materials will NOT be accepted.

    Purchase College, SUNY is an AA/EEO employer of individuals with disabilities as well as protected veterans.

    - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000851992-01#sthash.KNp6pUMY.dpuf

     

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