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  • 18 Sep 2014 4:13 PM | Anonymous member

    Department:    Kinesiology 

    Effective Date of Appointment: 2015 2016 Academic Year   (Subject to Budgetary Approval) 

    Rank:     Assistant/Associate Professor    Dance Science & Dance Performance Emphasis
    Tenure-Track Position 

    Salary: Dependent upon qualifications



    The University:
    Serving more than 38,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelors degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding masters degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUNs 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. masters level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.

    CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented students.

    As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, CSUN strives to create a community in which a diverse population can work, teach and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights of each individual. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, medical information, marital status, or veteran status. For more information about the University, check our website:

    At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

    Qualifications:   Applicants must possess an MFA or doctorate in Dance or Kinesiology or closely related field of study. ABD candidates will be considered but must have completed the required MFA or doctorate degree in Dance or Kinesiology or closely related field of study by the time of appointment. Desired qualifications include: 1) Expertise in Dance Science in one or more of the following areas: biomechanics, injury prevention and management, motor learning and motor control, nutrition, physiology, exercise psychology, aesthetics of human movement; 2) Extensive background and expertise in modern/contemporary, ballet, and/or urban street dance; 3) Teaching experience at the college or university level; and 4) Evidence of successful scholarship, publication, and/or externally reviewed creative work. Applicants should possess a broad and balanced view of the discipline of Kinesiology, valuing equally the biological, socio-cultural and aesthetic knowledge of human movement across the life span. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working with a diverse student population. Experience with on-line teaching and instructional technology is highly desirable.

    CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

    At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.
    Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.


    Responsibilities:  Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in dance, dance science, and in the Kinesiology curriculum. Teach departmental courses offered in the university General Education program. The successful candidate may be required to teach on weekdays, including evenings, and possibly weekends. Participate in curricular design and program development activities, and become familiar with National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) accreditation procedures. Faculty are also responsible for student advisement, supervision of graduate research projects, building a pattern of scholarship and professional activities, and service on department, college and university committees as appropriate.


    Application Deadline:
    Screening of applications will begin November 24, 2014.  Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation to the address below.  In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.


    Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:
    Konstantinos Vrongistinos, Ph.D., Chair,
    Department of Kinesiology
    California State University, Northridge
    18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8287
    818-677-3205 (phone), 818-677-3207 (fax), (email)

    General Information:
    In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at  Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

    The person holding 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.

    Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

  Job # 15-42


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  • 18 Sep 2014 3:53 PM | Anonymous member

    The Department of Performance Studies at NYU Tisch School of the Arts is seeking applications for tenure track Assistant Professors beginning Fall 2015:

    1. Posting 00766: specific research and teaching strengths in queer theory, critical race theory, queer of color critique, and related fields. Click to apply.
    2. Posting 00767: field open. Click to apply
    Please apply for one or the other position (not both). If, however, you feel qualified to be considered for both positions, please specify this in your cover letter.
    The Department of Performance Studies is ranked #1 in the most recent national ranking of Theater and Performance Studies PhD programs. In addition, we are currently launching an undergraduate (BA) program. We seek candidates who can contribute meaningfully to both programs in terms of teaching (four courses per year), advising, and curricular development.

    PhD in Performance Studies or a related field required. NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome applications from historically underrepresented minorities.
    Please submit the following materials:
    • cover letter
    • cv
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • writing sample (25 pages maximum) 
    Review of materials will begin November 1, 2014. 

  • 18 Sep 2014 3:49 PM | Anonymous member

    Organization: College of Arts and Sciences, Dance

    Title : Assistant Professor

    Search Number : AA8079

    Position Details


    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

    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
    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 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 bring internationally 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

  • 18 Sep 2014 3:48 PM | Anonymous member

    Position Announcement: Assistant Professor of Dance Studies
    University at Buffalo, State University of New York
    Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience
    Start Date: August 2015

    The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University at Buffalo,, 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

    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.

    UB Theatre & Dance is a hub for interdisciplinary arts activity at the
    university, intersecting with Music, Visual Studies, Media Study,
    Architecture, and Poetry among others. UB Dance, housed in the Center
    for the Arts, produces 4-6 concerts each year in the Drama and Blackbox
    Theaters as well as in the Katherine Cornell Theater and Slee Hall. UB
    Dance also maintains partnerships with University entities, including
    the Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies, the Center for
    21st Century Music and the Electronic Poetry Center; and non-university
    entities including Lehrer Dance, Buffalo Public Schools, and Dance
    Masters of America. The University at Buffalo is one of four SUNY
    Research Institutions and has over 30,000 students.

    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.

    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 a list of three references with contact
    information via:

    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, UB is an equal opportunity
    employer and encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities,
    and veterans to apply.

  • 16 Sep 2014 1:54 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  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 (, 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.


  • 15 Sep 2014 2:58 PM | Anonymous
    Jointly sponsored by Peabody Dance and SDHS

    Baltimore, Maryland
    March 26–28, 2015

    Peabody Dance, founded in November 1914, is one of the nation’s oldest dance training programs. Historical highlights of the program’s first hundred years include being the first American school to introduce Dalcroze Eurhythmics, instruction of Native American dances in the 20s and 30s, and a high degree of institutionalized interdisciplinary collaboration the likes of which was normally encountered only at summer festivals.

    [Peabody Centennial logo]

    In celebration of the program’s 100th anniversary, 100th anniversary, Peabody Dance is hosting a conference focusing broadly on dance and the progressive era and its parallels and legacy today. The conference committee invites proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and non-conventional forms of presentation (including performative papers, performances, and workshops) that address any of the topics listed below, as well as other topics related to the theme of dance and the Progressive Era:

    • The progressive roots of dance education and its early 20th century origins (e.g. the inclusion of dance as part of physical education curriculums, the establishment of university dance programs, and the growth of community dance organizations) and subsequent developments in dance education rooted in these ideals.
    • Dance, inclusion and democratizion as related to the empowerment of women, the status of men on the concert stage, African dance and Black identity, and portals of popular access to dance.
    • Dance and changing views of culture as expressed through Denishawn, exoticism, anthropology, and cinema; 21st century parallels as expressed through TV, internet and social media.
    • Early global interchange between dance practices and practitioners such as Dalcroze Eurythmics, Rudolf von Laban, Mary Wigman and Hanya Holm, Asadata Dafora, Michio Ito, Uday Shankar and La Argentina in the U.S., the influence of Loie Fuller, Isadora Duncan, Josephine Baker, Fred Astaire, Martha Graham and American popular dance throughout the world, and the subsequent role played by dance festivals, such as Jacob’s Pillow, in promoting this interchange.
    • Current research and practice that incorporates ideas and ideals originating d during the progressive era including Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences and dance integration.

    Proposals are to be in the form of an abstract, maximum 250 words, not including the attached preliminary bibliography. Individual presentations should not exceed 20 minutes; panels and workshops can be proposed for 60 or 90 minutes. The deadline for proposal submissions has been extended. It is now 1 October, 2014.

    A proposal submission form, which includes submission instructions, is available here.

    A preliminary schedule outline is available here.

  • 12 Sep 2014 11:40 AM | Anonymous member

    San José State University
    San José, California

    Subject to Budgetary Approval


    Job Opening ID (JOID):

    Assistant Professor in Dance (Tenure Track)

    MA or MFA required. Professional performing and choreography experience. Experience in teaching from among the following areas: Kinesiology, Improvisation, Choreography, Dance Appreciation, Dance and World Cultures, Dance History, Dance Technology, and Rhythmic FundamentalsUniversity teaching experience also required Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

    Teach all levels of Jazz technique, or all levels of Ballet technique, classes in performance and repertory (in the Ballet area, experience in restaging classical repertory); choreograph for the student company; and direct student productions. Candidate will advise students and serve on committees in the School, College and University. Excellence in teaching and continued creative and professional activity will be a requirement for successful retention, tenure and promotion. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to meet the needs of a student population of great diversity-- in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation-- through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

    Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Starting Date: August 18, 2015

    Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

    Application Procedures: For full consideration upload a letter of application, a complete curriculum vita, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, and three current, original letters of reference with contact information by November 15, 2014 at

    Include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

    Dr. Fred Cohen, Director
    School of Music and Dance
    San José State University
    One Washington Square
    San José, CA 95192-0095

    The Dance Program at San José State University is housed in the School of Music and Dance offers the BFA in Dance, the professional degree, and a BA in Dance, which follows standards for a Liberal Arts education in Dance. Four permanent faculty positions and a rotating roster of part-time faculty supervise approximately 80 majors and 75 minors. There is a full time accompanist. Facilities include three state of the art studios and a new dance theatre currently under renovation. San José State University is an Accredited Institutional member of the National Association Schools of Dance and a resident site of sjDANCEco, a professional collaborative. The campus is located in the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San Jose (pop. over 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

    San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

    The latest San José State University Safety 101 Uniform Campus Crime and Security Report is available. You may request a copy of San José State University’s annual safety report by contacting the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222 or by visiting the University Police Department website at (

  • 07 Sep 2014 4:11 PM | Anonymous member

    Assistant Professor in Dance and Choreography

    Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts)
    Position F17930

    Full-time Tenure-track position beginning August 16, 2015
    Application Deadline: Review of applications begins December 1, 2015, and continues until position is filled.

    The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Department of Dance and Choreography is a pre-professional program that provides students with numerous opportunities for individual artistic growth in a community setting where communication, collaboration, professionalism and self-motivation are encouraged. VCU Dance seeks to create an invigorating educational environment designed to prepare students for the demands and challenges for a professional career as an informed and engaged artist in the field of dance.

    This is a junior-level 9-month tenure-eligible faculty position with an academic rank of Assistant Professor.This position requires teaching responsibilities and creative work that support the curriculum and mission of the program, and includes teaching undergraduate courses each semester in the faculty member’s area of expertise. Courses taught will change as demand requires and will be at the discretion of the Chair. The faculty member’s work and research responsibilities will entail growing and maintaining an established research agenda that is consistent with and supports the mission and initiatives of the department, School, and University. The faculty member’s research agenda must have clear potential for external funding,as well as the potential for artistic scholarship or creative expression that will complement and expand the existing expertise in the department. The faculty member will serve on departmental, College, and/or University committees as necessary, as well as in a professional capacity in their field. The faculty member will have additional responsibilities that could include academic advising, mentoring students, coordinating student activities, overseeing undergraduate studies, overseeing a department program, and supporting accreditation and curriculum development. The successful candidate will be committed to working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff,and student environment as a collegial faculty member at VCU.

    Responsibilities: Teach dance technique courses in BFA program.

    Primary focus is on the ability to teach levels I-IV contemporary/modern dance technique, however, teaching experience in advanced levels of both contemporary/modern and ballet dance technique is preferred. Function as a positive collaborator with dance faculty in developing and achieving departmental goals and objectives.  Teach two or more of the following courses: improvisation, composition/choreography, repertory, music courses designed for dancers, contact improvisation, partnering, somatics, African dance, jazz dance, dance history, dance in world cultures, pedagogy. Direct informal and formal student concerts, advise student academics and creative work, serve on departmental and university committees, develop and sustain active artistic and/or research involvement.


    • MFA or other terminal degree in Dance preferred
    • Demonstrated ability to train, educate, motivate and inspire young dancers in a college dance program
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain research-based artistic work
    • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching on a college/university level
    • Demonstrated choreographic experience
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate collegially
    • Professional experience with recognized dance company or dance organization preferred
    • Professional teaching experience in ballet, contemporary/modern and two or more areas listed above
    • Demonstrated interest in and passion for dance in higher education
    • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

    Salary Range: Competitive salary – commensurate with credentials and experience

    VCU Department of Dance and Choreography:

    VCU Dance offers a professionally oriented program that culminates in a BFA in Dance and Choreography.  The emphasis is on modern dance with a strong creative track and numerous opportunities for students to perform and present choreography.  The department presents 6-8 productions each year in the Grace Street Theater, which was specifically designed for dance, modeled after the Joyce Theater in New York.  Productions include student and faculty concerts as well as touring dance companies.

    VCU Dance Department Curriculum includes contemporary/modern technique, ballet, improvisation, composition, choreography, repertory, tap, jazz dance, music courses designed for dancers, dance history, dance in world cultures, African American presence in American dance, dance management, teaching methods for dance, dance production workshop, lighting design for dance, dance video/ choreography, contact improvisation, African/Caribbean dance, and hip hop. The program sustains an enrollment of 80-90 dance majors and attracts a culturally diverse and highly motivated group of young artists who function with a strong sense of community and professionalism. The department is one of 16 in the VCU School of the Arts, which is ranked as the #1 public university school of arts and design in the country by U.S. News & World Report (2008). VCU Dance is currently staffed with 10 full-time and 15 part-time faculty. Virginia Commonwealth University is a state-supported institution with enrollment of over 31,000 students.  It is located in historic Richmond, which is a thriving city with a large arts community.

    Applicants should submit a brief and concise letter of interest to the attention of Judith Steel, Associate Professor in the Department of Dance and Choreography and search committee chair, that addresses strengths relative to the responsibilities and qualifications cited above, current resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three individuals familiar with the applicant’s record as an instructor, and/or professional experience, via VCU eJobs at Instructions are provided on the ‘Home’ page of VCU eJobs for new and returning users on how to search for open positions, create/access an account, and review the status of positions. Only electronic applications submitted via VCU eJobs will be accepted. To guarantee full consideration, application materials must be received by December 1, 2015. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

    Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.

  • 07 Sep 2014 4:07 PM | Anonymous member


    School of Music, Theatre & Danc

    The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, the public flagship university of the state and one of the world's preeminent research universities, seeks a dean for its highly recognized School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD). The SMTD combines and integrates the advantages of a performing arts conservatory with those of a leading research university, offering teaching and performance opportunities from the undergraduate through doctoral levels in a comprehensive range of coursework that spans the fields of music, theatre, and dance (including opera and musical theatre), as well as strong interdisciplinary initiatives with many of the university's other 18 schools and colleges. The school's extraordinary faculty includes internationally active performers; prize-winning composers, choreographers, and playwrights; and renowned scholars. Public performances and pre-college outreach programs offer service to and connection with the university, the community, the region, and the state.

    The new dean will provide vigorous artistic and academic leadership to the SMTD, bringing the school together around a vision for the optimal SMTD of the future. The dean is the chief executive and academic officer of the school, overseeing its academic programs and policies, stewarding the school's financial, capital, and human resources, and playing a prominent role in fund raising and external relations. The dean reports to the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. The highly decentralized structure of the university gives the dean significant autonomy for establishing a strategic vision for the school and marshalling the resources to support that vision.

    Successful candidates should be nationally recognized artists and scholars whose active and distinguished professional records include some combination of performance, teaching, research, and leadership in the performing arts. Candidates must be qualified to assume a tenured faculty position at the University of Michigan, and will be expected to have a demonstrated commitment to positive action that supports the educational goals associated with a diverse student body, faculty,
    and curriculum.

    Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 15, 2014. The university has retained Witt/Kieffer to assist with this search. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile that can be found at, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the consultants for the search, Robin Mamlet and Elizabeth Bohan, at The consultants can also be reached by phone through the desk of Leslie Donahue, administrative support for this search, at 630-575-6178.

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic university community committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Potential applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

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  • 07 Sep 2014 4:05 PM | Anonymous member

    Drew University is seeking an Artist-in-Residence in Dance with interdisciplinary interests and skills to collaborate with faculty and students in the sciences, social sciences, or humanities during the 2015-16 academic year. This one-year or one-semester non-tenure-track appointment is part of an Andrew W. Mellon funded initiative to explore “the arts and the common good” (for example, the arts and public discourse, the arts and difference, the arts and sustainability) across the liberal arts curriculum. The Artist-in-Residence will team teach one course per semester with Drew non-arts faculty members, organize campus events (lectures, symposia, or exhibitions), present public lectures, offer guest lectures in Drew courses, and develop and present new work (funded by the grant) in collaboration with Drew students and faculty. Qualified candidates will have an MFA or equivalent degree or experience, demonstrated expertise in interdisciplinary practice and teaching at the college level, an established performance record, and experience with presenting and participating in arts programming. Candidates can apply for either a one (Fall 2015 or Spring 2016) or two semester (2015-16 academic year) appointment. The grant may provide housing support. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience.


    In order to enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an AA/EOE. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, the successful applicant must be authorized to work in the United States. This position is subject to a background check.


    To apply, please send the materials listed below electronically to


    The deadline to apply is October 15, 2014. Please address all questions about the position to Prof. Rhodes,


    1.letter of application with teaching philosophy and artist statement

    2.curriculum vitae

    3.proposal for Artist-in-Residence activities including time frame (Fall 2015, Spring 2016 or academic year 15-16) including: overall theme related to “the arts and the common good”; interdisciplinary course proposal(s) (please propose two courses if applying for the academic year); public programs; and project (with budget and work space needs)

    4.DVD or weblink with examples of personal work (if sending a DVD, address to Kimberly Rhodes, Associate Professor & Chair of Art History, Dorothy Young Center for the Visual Arts, Drew University, 36 Madison Ave., Madison, NJ 07940)

    5.names/e-mail addresses/telephone numbers of three references

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