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  • 09 Oct 2014 12:11 PM | Anonymous member

    FACULTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY


    DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE ARTS & DANCE


    Full-Time (Tenure-Track)
    Assistant Professor
    Starting Mid-August 2015


    Refer to 103832 on all correspondence and inquiries regarding this position.

    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/.


    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
    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


    Questions concerning the application process may be directed to: facultysearch@sonoma.edu.

    103832 PLEASE REFER TO THIS NUMBER ON ALL CORRESPONDENCE AND INQUIRIES
    REGARDING THIS POSITION.

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

    The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for
    employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender
    identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital
    status, or protected veteran status.

    MANDATED REPORTING REQUIREMENT

    This position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting

    Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition
    of employment.

    CAMPUS SAFETY REPORTS

    Jeanne Clery Act –
    Annual Security Report

    Sonoma State University's Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning
    reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by
    Sonoma State University and on the public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from
    the campus.

    The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime
    prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other matters. You can download a copy of this report by
    accessing the Police and Parking Services web site: Jeanne Clery Act -Annual Security Report, or receive a
    copy by contacting Police and Parking Services at (707) 664-2143.

    Campus Housing Fire Safety Report

    Sonoma State University’s Annual Campus Housing Fire Safety Report, in compliance with The Campus
    Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act, contains information about fire statistics, fire safety systems, and safety
    practices and standards for campus housing. The Campus Housing Fire Safety Report is available at the
    Housing Services website or you can contact Housing Services at (707) 664-2541 to receive printed
    information or additional information.



    SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY

    Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
    1801 East Cotati Avenue
    Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609

  • 09 Oct 2014 12:11 PM | Anonymous member

    FULL PROFESSOR OF DANCE, HEAD OF PROGRAM


    Texas Tech University's Department of Theatre & Dance invites artist-educators to apply for a
    position as a tenure-able, Full Professor of Dance and Head of the Dance Program. The successful
    candidate will begin service in this position at the beginning of the fall semester, 2015.

    Qualifications: MFA or PhD in Dance, or EdD and a minimum of three years experience directing a
    university dance program; experience developing and implementing a dance education curriculum
    preferred; experience with NASD accreditation processes preferred.

    Position Description: The successful candidate will:

    • be an experienced dance educator;
    • develop a BA in dance education to be fully implemented by the 2018-2019 academic year;
    • have university-level teaching experience in dance pedagogy and at least two of the following
    areas: dance history, non-Western dance forms, critical theory, and/or dance technique; experience
    in dance techniques preferred;
    • demonstrate strong teaching ability and record of successful creative endeavors and/or
    research activities;
    • facilitate the administration of the dance program, including but not limited to: scheduling
    courses and instructors, developing and maintaining program outcomes and assessments, engaging
    in peer evaluation of teaching, making hiring recommendations concerning adjunct instructors,
    serving as the representative of the dance program to the campus and community; maintaining the
    dance program's accreditation with NASD, and coordinating all administrative duties of the dance
    program, including student advising and supervision of student organizations and sponsored off-
    campus activities;
    • give strong evidence of the ability and desire to perform service to the department and
    university, work well with colleagues, act as a collaborative departmental citizen, and continue to
    engage in professional performance and/or choreography and/or scholarship.
    Salary: The salary is competitive and dependent upon experience and qualifications.

    The Department of Theatre and Dance provides dance education in a liberal arts setting. We stand
    committed to a lively combination of academic studies with practical production experience. Our
    nineteen faculty members hold degrees from leading programs and are supported by seven
    professional staff members. We serve approximately 180 undergraduate students in both theatre and
    dance and 60 graduate students who pursue the following degrees: BA degrees in dance and theatre
    arts; BFA, MA, and MFA degrees in theatre; and an interdisciplinary PhD in fine arts. We are a
    dynamic faculty with a strong work ethic and a commitment to collaborative work in a collegial and
    mutually supportive environment. Our graduates head arts programs throughout the region and across
    the country and work in professional venues on both coasts as well as in film and television. Texas
    Tech, a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts base, has a student body of 33,000. The
    university is an excellent place to learn and teach. Lubbock, the hub of the South Plains, has a
    multicultural population of 250,000.

    Application: For best consideration, application must be received by December 15, 2014.

    As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is
    dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a


    multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute,
    through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic
    community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women,
    veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

    Apply online at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/, Requisition number: 1850BR.

    Application Information

    Contact: Ali Duffy

    Theatre and Dance

    Texas Tech University

    http://www.texastech.edu/careers/

    Online App. Form: http://www.texastech.edu/careers/

  • 03 Oct 2014 3:28 PM | Anonymous member
    • Job Title
      Chair/Program Director - Department of Dance
    • Department
      Department of Dance
    • Department Website http://www.cornish.edu/dance/
    • Institution
      Cornish College of the Arts
      Seattle, WA
     
    • Application Deadline Nov. 7, 2014
    • Position Start Date Based on Negotiations
    •  
     
    Job Categories Department Head/Head/Chair
    Director/Manager

    PURPOSE:
    As our next Program Director in the Department of Dance, you bring a successful track record as an artist and academic leader, a foundation as a progressive educator, and expertise in the global nature of contemporary dance. You are a visionary who is prepared to lead a forward-thinking department in all areas of academic leadership, including curriculum review and program development, as well as contributing to the college as a whole in its recruitment and retention efforts. Your engagement in the broader dance community, in Seattle and beyond, is critical. You bring courageous leadership to Cornish College, bearing the tools and experience necessary for an imminent re-structuring of the Dance Department in harmony with the other performing arts departments: Theater, Music, and Performance Production. You also engage in and mentor faculty through sustained scholarly research and/or creative work. You will possess the tools necessary to expose students to new worlds of dance, helping them engage in negotiating cultural differences – in practice, as well as in theory. Further, you must be able to lead the department in strategic thinking around collaborations and technologies, as languages for social change and innovation across disciplines.

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
    Accountable to the Provost, you will be responsible for providing strategic, administrative, academic, artistic, and financial leadership, on a daily basis to the Dance Department, including Preparatory Dance and Pre-College Summer Programs. You will act as the public "face" of the department outside of the College. While advocating for your department, you will also work collaboratively with other program directors as a member of the Academic Council and leadership team. You will lead department programs in: production, anatomy/kinesiology, music, dance history, compositional practices and performance, contemporary issues, teaching methods, and diverse dance techniques. You will oversee performances and choreographic opportunities, manage visiting artists, coordinate study abroad options, and facilitate student engagement across departmental lines.

    Serving students and leading a committed team of full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, and dedicated administrative staff, you bring an unquestioned commitment to excellence in the performance arts, teaching, and the development of strategic career skills for our students in the context of a rapidly changing 21st century global economy. With an MFA or equivalent, extensive experience in professional performance and choreography, you bring strong pedagogical practices and master teaching to the department’s curriculum and to your own course, once per year. You are committed to college and community life in general and to the ongoing evolution of this vibrant department and institution. You have strong professional affiliations in the field of dance, performance, arts education, arts administration, and dance science. You have extensive experience in recruitment and student retention. You are also well versed in advancing a department through fundraising and grant writing. You are an effective and collegial communicator. 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. This is a year-round, administrative position with faculty ranking.

    CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
    Cornish College of the Arts is a four-year, accredited college located in Seattle, WA, that offers a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in art, dance, design, theater, and performance production. The College encourages innovation within the context of rigorous attention to disciplinary expertise and the cultivation of the individual student voice. The Dance Department is housed in historic Kerry Hall located in the lively Capitol Hill neighborhood, a location ideal for Cornish in its strategic position within Seattle’s vibrant arts community.

    FOR APPLICATION
    To be considered for this exciting position, please submit a letter of intent, a curriculum vita, a one-page teaching philosophy, and four (4) references* that can speak to several aspects of your scholarship, creative practice, and teaching to: Kristen Ramirez, Manager of Academic & Community Engagement / Office of the Provost, Cornish College of the Arts, 1000 Lenora Street, Seattle WA 98121 by November 7, 2014. Application materials received after that date may be considered, until the position is filled. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. For further information contact Kristen Ramirez (Office of the Provost) at kramirez@cornish.edu or Sarah Price-Mitchell (Human Resources) at sprice-mitchell@cornish.edu. *By providing these letters, you agree that we may contact your references.


    • EEO/AA Policy

      Cornish College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer intent on enriching the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Our goal is to create an intercultural learning environment comprised of people with varied experiences and perspectives. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups for all open positions. www.cornish.edu


    • Contact Kristen Ramirez
      Office of the Provost
      Cornish College of the Arts
      1000 Lenora Street
      Seattle, WA 98121
    •  
    • Email: kramirez@cornish.edu
  • 03 Oct 2014 3:22 PM | Anonymous member

    FULL-TIME TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION

     

    Assistant Professor, Dance

    Department of Dance

     

    The Department of Dance at Kennesaw State University invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in dance starting August 2015. Candidates must possess a technical emphasis in ballet, and have the ability to teach at least two of the following courses in addition to their area of technical emphasis: modern/ballet history, world dance history, choreography, kinesiology, pedagogy, improvisation, dance appreciation, contemporary dance theory. Candidates must possess strong choreographic skills and/or the ability to set classical repertory. In addition to teaching expectations, job responsibilities include institutional and professional service, as well as expectations to develop a peer-reviewed body of research and/or creative activity.

     

    Applications received by December 1, 2014 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed until the position is filled. Apply online with a cover letter detailing pedagogical strengths, as well as research/creative activity experience, curriculum vitae, video links to 2 complete works: original choreography and/or re-staging of classical repertory, a one-page description of choreographic work samples submitted, three professional references, and a scanned copy of graduate degree transcript.

     

    For a full description of this position and application procedures, go to https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu.

     

    Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or sexual orientation in employment or provision of services.

     

    Georgia is an Open Records State.

    AA/EOE.

     

    Kennesaw State University: www.kennesaw.edu

    Department of Dance: www.kennesaw.edu/dance

    - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000851002-01#sthash.Tsj2dFvs.dpuf

     

    FULL-TIME TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION

     

    Assistant Professor, Dance

    Department of Dance

     

    The Department of Dance at Kennesaw State University invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in dance starting August 2015. Candidates must possess a technical emphasis in ballet, and have the ability to teach at least two of the following courses in addition to their area of technical emphasis: modern/ballet history, world dance history, choreography, kinesiology, pedagogy, improvisation, dance appreciation, contemporary dance theory. Candidates must possess strong choreographic skills and/or the ability to set classical repertory. In addition to teaching expectations, job responsibilities include institutional and professional service, as well as expectations to develop a peer-reviewed body of research and/or creative activity.

     

    Applications received by December 1, 2014 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed until the position is filled. Apply online with a cover letter detailing pedagogical strengths, as well as research/creative activity experience, curriculum vitae, video links to 2 complete works: original choreography and/or re-staging of classical repertory, a one-page description of choreographic work samples submitted, three professional references, and a scanned copy of graduate degree transcript.

     

    For a full description of this position and application procedures, go to https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu.

     

    Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or sexual orientation in employment or provision of services.

     

    Georgia is an Open Records State.

    AA/EOE.

     

    Kennesaw State University: www.kennesaw.edu

    Department of Dance: www.kennesaw.edu/dance

    - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000851002-01#sthash.Tsj2dFvs.dpuf
  • 03 Oct 2014 3:19 PM | Anonymous member
    • Job Title
      Assistant Professor of Dance
    • Department
      Department of Dance
    • Department Website http://www.twu.edu/dance
    • Institution
      Texas Woman's University
      Denton, TX
     
    • Application Deadline open until filled
    • Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2015
    •  
     
    • Job Categories Assistant Professor
    Academic Fields Dance
    Fine Arts - General

    Texas Woman’s University – Denton Campus
    College of Arts and Sciences, School of the Arts

    Department: Department of Dance (www.twu.edu/dance)

    Title: Assistant Professor of Dance

    Job Code: 14AS-DAN01

    Date Closed: Review of applications will begin November 3, 2014, and position will remain open until filled.

    TO APPLY:
    Please submit via email a cover letter; curriculum vitae; copy of graduate transcripts; evidence of teaching ability (may include student evaluations, peer evaluations; teaching awards; teaching philosophy, etc.); a sample of work (creative or writing); three letters of recommendation; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three additional references. Submit materials to Facultyjobs@twu.edu (e-mail Header or Subject line must include job title and job code number – 14AS-DAN01.

    JOB DESCRIPTION:
    The Department of Dance at Texas Woman’s University is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Dance starting in August 2015. The successful candidate must have a terminal degree (M.F.A., Ph.D. preferred) with expertise in dance technique, dance education, student teacher mentorship and community education.

    The candidate should have teaching experience in high school and/or university and an ability to teach in the studio program. The successful candidate will be an inspiring teacher who can work collegially with others and demonstrate an ability to work with individuals from a variety of communities and educational contexts. The candidate is expected to contribute to the department, school and university through committee service and faculty shared-governance responsibilities. Dance education leadership and program assessment skills desirable.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses such as Dance Technique, Theories of Teaching, Children’s Dance, Dance & Community Practice, Dance History, Graduate Pedagogy and Current Trends in Dance Education, and Research, as well as, advising undergraduate and graduate students and coordinating dance education programs and outreach. This faculty member should maintain artistic/pedagogical research and have an interest in collaborating with Denton/Dallas/Fort Worth high school dance departments and participating in national/international dance education organizations.

    UNIVERSITY INFORMATION:
    Texas Woman’s University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation’s largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. The College of Arts and Sciences, with over thirty-five percent of TWU’s graduate and undergraduate population of over 15,000, prepares students for success in a global world. TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This metroplex, the nation’s fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at http://www.twu.edu.


    • EEO/AA Policy

      Texas Woman’s University, an AA/EEO employer, supports diversity. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. All offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate’s ability to provide documents which establish proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. All positions at Texas Woman’s University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks.




    • Contact Mary Williford-Shade
      Department of Dance
      Texas Woman's University
      Pob 425708
      Denton, TX 76204
    •  
    • Phone Number 940-898-2086
    • Fax Number: 940-898-2098
    • Email: dance@twu.edu
  • 03 Oct 2014 3:14 PM | Anonymous member
    • Job Title
      Assistant Professor: Dance Studies/Contemporary Dance
    • Department
      Department of Theatre and Dance
    • Department Website https://theatre.unm.edu
    • Institution
      University of New Mexico
      Albuquerque, NM
     
    • Application Deadline Jan. 23, 2015
    • Position Start Date August 2015
    •  
     
    • Job Categories Assistant Professor
    • Academic Fields Dance
     
     

    The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of New Mexico has a tenure track opening in the Dance program beginning August 2015. RANK: Assistant Professor: Dance Studies/Contemporary Dance

    Salary: $50,000

    This is a probationary position leading to a tenure decision.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Teaching: Three courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate level in performance/dance studies and contemporary/modern dance technique. Ability to teach one or more of the following: dance history, interdisciplinary studies, dance and technology, pedagogy, conditioning for dancers, choreography

    Artistic/Scholarly Activity: research and publication/performance in area of expertise, choreograph for faculty productions.

    Service: Team member in further development of undergraduate and graduate dance curriculum and building strong MFA and MA degrees; mentor and advise undergraduate dance majors and graduate dance students; mentor undergraduate and graduate choreography projects, direct dance concerts in rotation with other dance faculty members; serve as member of various departmental, college, and university committees

    Minimum Qualifications
    MFA and/or PhD by appointment date or equivalent professional experience
    Evidence of research and writing in area of expertise with proof of publication and/or professional performance
    Two years Experience teaching lecture/studio classes at the university level
    Experience teaching one of the following: performance/dance studies, dance history, dance criticism, writing about dance, dance appreciation

    Preferred Qualifications
    Four years proven professional activity in creative/scholarly research
    Four years experience in teaching at the university level two or more of the following: performance/dance studies, contemporary/modern dance technique, dance history, interdisciplinary studies, dance and technology, pedagogy, conditioning for dancers, choreography
    Administrative and grant writing experience
    A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities

    APPLICATION and DEADLINE: Complete applications will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and names of three references. Finalists may be asked at a later date to furnish further information including course syllabi, copies of scholarly work, and letters of recommendation. For best consideration, application packets must be received by January 23, 2015. The position will remain open until filled. Apply online at:

    https://unmjobs.unm.edu Posting #0827313

    Questions: Ms. Sarah Lentz, Search Coordinator,
    Email: slentz@unm.edu Tel: 505-277-2737 Fax: 505-277-8921

    The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator



    Contact Sarah Lentz, Department Administrator
    Department of Theatre and Dance
    University of New Mexico
    Msc04 2570
    1 University of New Mexico
    Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
     
    Phone Number 505-277-2737
    Fax Number: 505-277-8921
  • 03 Oct 2014 3:10 PM | Anonymous member

    Closing Date for applications:
    16 November 2014


    Post to start:
    Autumn 2015


    The University of Leeds is seeking to recruit an exceptional early career academic to a tenure track equivalent Academic Fellowship in Digital Performance.

    Digital Performance has emerged out of two mutually informing sets of knowledge: performance knowledge as a basis for understanding digital practices (e.g. human-computer interaction) and digital or technological knowledge as a realm for performance philosophy and practice.  The School of Performance and Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds has a long-standing reputation for research in this area. We are seeking an Academic Fellow to further extend and support these activities.

    The successful candidate will develop a sustained record of excellent publications and presentations at international conferences. Working in partnership with a mentor, the post-holder will organize seminars and symposia with international speakers, network at events and build collaborations. The post-holder will submit grant applications for a personal fellowship and small individual or networking research grants, as well as working collaboratively to submit larger grants.  Duties will also include co-supervision of PhDs, contribution to the current teaching, and participation in the development of future postgraduate provision in the area of Digital Performance.

    Applicants should have significant proven research experience within the field of Digital Performance, the ability to teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and a clear and compelling vision for personal academic development.

    Salary:
    £38,511 to £45,954
    As part of the application process you will be required to upload the following documents:
    1.    A CV;
    2.    A list of publications;
    3.    A statement detailing your research and academic plan (no more than 2 sides of A4).

    For informal enquiries about the role please contact Professor Sita Popat, tel: +44 (0)113 343 8716, email: S.Popat@leeds.ac.uk.

    For enquiries about the application process please contact the recruitment team, tel: +44 (0)113 343 0518, email: 250GreatMinds@leeds.ac.uk.

    To find out more about Academic Fellowships and our 250 Great Minds recruitment campaign please visit: 250GreatMinds.leeds.ac.uk.


  • 30 Sep 2014 7:50 PM | Anonymous

    The University of North Carolina Asheville seeks an experienced teacher and scholar in dance for a full-time tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The candidate must have a terminal degree, either an MFA in Dance or a PhD in Dance Studies, Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, or a related field, at time of appointment.  Candidates with a background in cultural studies or ethnomusicology are particularly encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate will have substantive experience as a dancer in addition to academic credentials.  The department or program of appointment will depend on the academic background and interests of the hire.

    This faculty member would be expected to teach courses in dance history, composition, and at least one formal dance technique (either Western or non-Western), as well as courses which integrate the study of dance and movement with other disciplines, particularly Drama, Performance Studies, and Cultural Studies (Africana Studies, Asian Studies, and others).  The candidate would be expected to contribute to courses in these departments and programs as well as in interdisciplinary programs, such as Arts and Ideas and Humanities.

    UNC Asheville has offered courses in Dance for many years, with a minor in Dance in place since 2000, relying on non-tenured faculty.  With this position, we wish to more closely link dance to other academic disciplines, both in the performing arts and in non-performative areas of study.  We are therefore seeking a candidate who is able to articulate a strategic vision of the ways in which the study of dance can be integrated with other departments and programs in the university in both curriculum and programming. 

    UNC Asheville has been a national leader in undergraduate research for almost 30 years; over 60% of our students graduate each year having been involved in this important learning experience.  The University fully embraces the idea of mentored undergraduate research as the highest form of teaching, and the institution values success in this facet of a faculty member’s work. In addition to having a passion for undergraduate teaching, research, and mentorship, the UNC Asheville faculty is committed to disciplinary teaching through an inter- and multi-disciplinary lens and providing a premier liberal arts education.  Faculty members teach across the Liberal Arts Core (LAC) program, our required interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum.  UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.  Faculty members across campus are expected to lead the institution’s efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion in the areas of pedagogy, programming, and service activity.

    Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu.  Complete applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.  The applicant will request three letters of reference to be sent separately that address the candidate’s writing and interpersonal skills and ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students.  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Gwen Ashburn (gashburn@unca.edu), Dean of Humanities.

    UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of educational experiences for our students.  Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, or ideological beliefs.  UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against students on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.

  • 30 Sep 2014 7:46 PM | Anonymous

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF DANCE (Job code: 0116)

    UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DANCE PROGRAM

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

    Position to begin: September 16, 2015

    Salary: Commensurate with experience and includes full benefits package

    Responsibilities: Must be able to teach at least one of the following forms at all levels: ballet, contemporary, jazz/musical theater, non-western or social dance forms. Must also be able to teach at least one of the following: Cross-cultural Dance Studies, Dance History, Composition, Research Methods, Teaching Methods. There are also opportunities to teach in other areas of specialization.

    Additional responsibilities include concert direction, student mentoring, department service, participation on MFA supervisory committees, and other duties as assigned. Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, as well as cultural and academic backgrounds is essential. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

    Qualifications: MFA or PhD, an emerging record of creative and/or scholarly activities, and prior university teaching experience.

    Application Deadline and Procedure: Review of applications will begin November 30, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration all application documents must be submitted by November 30. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee.

    Candidates should submit the following information:

    • CV
    • Cover letter
    • A statement about research interests
    • Four references (contact information – no formal letters)

    All information should be submitted online to asstprof@uw.edu

    University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. For more information, see https://ap.washington.edu/eoaa/equal-opportunity-and-accommodation-statements

    The UW Dance Program offers a dance minor, and a dance major with options in Creative Studies and Dance Studies culminating in a Bachelor of Arts degree, and a Master of Fine Arts degree. The program serves approximately 40 undergraduate dance majors, 80 minors, 6 graduate students and over 900 non-major students who enroll in dance courses each quarter. The Program is staffed by six full-time faculty, a part-time Music Director and Production Manager and several part-time instructors. Facilities include three large dance studios; a state of the art 238-seat studio theatre and the 1200 seat Meany Theatre.

    Students pursuing the dance major investigate dance as an art form and as a cultural practice, and are given the opportunity to explore dance from multiple perspectives. Ballet and modern dance are the primary techniques offered, along with classes in non-western dance forms, somatic practices, social dance and jazz/musical theatre dance. The Dance Program produces four concerts annually. Additional performance and choreographic opportunities are available through concerts sponsored by the Dance Student Association. In keeping with the liberal arts setting, students are encouraged to find the convergence between dance and other academic and artistic pursuits that interest them. Faculty and advisors work closely with students to guide them on the educational track that best serves their career goals. The undergraduate curriculum serves as preparation for graduate study, performance careers, dance related occupations such as physical therapy and dance therapy and other fields demanding strong communication skills, creativity, commitment, and the ability to work collaboratively and independently. See https://dance.washington.edu/ for details about the program.

    Seattle is home to the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony as well as a thriving contemporary dance community that includes Spectrum Dance Theater and Velocity Dance Center. The UW World Series at Meany Theatre, On the Boards, and the Seattle Theatre Group bringinternationally acclaimed dance companies to Seattle on an ongoing basis.

    Accommodations: The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY,206.685.7264 (FAX), or dso@u.washington.edu.


  • 30 Sep 2014 7:45 PM | Anonymous

    Assistant Professor of Performance

    Cornell University’s Department of Performing and Media Arts seeks an assistant professor of performance, with expertise specifically in the areas of acting/directing and/or in dance, for a tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2015.  We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in global performance traditions. Please note that the candidate must have either an MFA or Ph.D. officially awarded no later than July 1, 2015.

    We are looking for a dynamic and innovative artist or artist-scholar with a wide range of interests to teach undergraduate students in our major and minor in Performing and Media Arts, which combines theory and practice in theatre, film, dance, performance, installation, devised work and transmedia, increasingly in unusual and experimental ways.  Courses – which uphold and challenge training traditions in a range of acting/directing or dance techniques -- would be determined by departmental needs and the candidate’s particular area(s) of expertise; the successful candidate will teach two courses each semester, participate in the department’s season of performances and events as a director or choreographer, and pursue a professional career beyond Cornell.  We are interested in recruiting candidates who have demonstrated an ongoing, successful engagement with the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional/creative activity consistent with the expectations for excellence in a Research I university.  Our Department is committed to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

    Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4620.  Candidates holding the Ph.D. should additionally submit a dissertation abstract and a scholarly writing sample of approximately 20-25 pages.  Candidates holding the MFA should additionally submit a statement describing some admixture of their artistic vision, teaching philosophy, and creative ambitions.  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014.  Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator.  Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage.


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