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  • 07 Sep 2014 4:01 PM | Anonymous member

    School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington Bothell

    Performance Studies, Faculty Search, 2014-15

     

    Performance Studies Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track (One Full Time, 9-month Position)

     

    The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks dynamic educators who are committed to the integration of research, teaching, and creative practice across performance studies. Preference will be given to candidates who bridge theories and practices of performance studies and the performing arts, with expertise in one or more of the following areas: theater, dance, communication, multi-media performance, performance art, performance pedagogy, community-based performance, and/or global performance histories/practices. The successful candidate will join a faculty that spans the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences in a curriculum that values interdisciplinarity, diversity, and community-engaged research and pedagogy.  Record of teaching excellence, evidence of commitment to working with diverse student and community populations, and PhD or MFA required at time of appointment.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

     

    IAS houses undergraduate and graduate programs, is located in the Seattle metropolitan area, and provides faculty members with access to the research and funding resources of the UW as a whole.  IAS houses twelve undergraduate majors, including degrees in Interdisciplinary Arts; American and Ethnic Studies; Culture, Literature, and the Arts; and Global Studies.  It also offers Master of Arts degrees in Cultural Studies and Policy Studies, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics.  IAS as a whole stresses links among fields and methods of inquiry.  We value engaged scholarship and experiential learning relevant to diverse student populations and communities. Successful candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to innovative and effective pedagogy, and should be prepared to teach an upper-division core course that introduces students to interdisciplinary inquiry in a portfolio-based undergraduate curriculum. 

     

    For more information about IAS, UW Bothell, and the position, go to http://www.uwb.edu/IAS/, or e-mail the search committee chair, Professor Ted Hiebert at thiebert@uwb.edu.  Preferred deadline: 15 October 2014. Applications should include a letter addressing the candidates scholarly and pedagogical qualifications for working in IAS; CV; samples of scholarly and/or creative work; sample syllabus; evidence of teaching success or teaching dossier.  Email applications in one electronic file to ias-facultysearch@uwb.edu.   Letters of recommendation will be requested of candidates who advance in the process. 

     

    University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research and service.  Candidates should expect to teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.  The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  IAS is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 

    - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000845663-01#sthash.CN3Ul8nU.dpuf
  • 03 Sep 2014 12:09 PM | Anonymous member

    The Dance Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four years, beginning in Fall 2015 and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor of Dance.

    The incumbent will teach the standard teaching load (currently 4.5 courses per year) in the area of contemporary global dance, with a focus on transnational, intercultural and hybrid movement practices, particularly those connected to Asian, African and Latin American countries and their diasporas. The incumbent will teach courses primarily in the areas of dance technique, choreography and repertory. Among the qualifications required for appointment is an MFA degree or equivalent professional background. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

    The incumbent will also be expected to engage in sustained scholarly research and/or creative work appropriate to the position and participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising and service on committees.

    The Dance Department functions within the liberal arts tradition at Oberlin College. Though many of the students go on to be successful dancers and choreographers, the emphasis in the Department is on encouraging students to create, perform and think about movement in a manner that is consonant with their experience in the other fine and liberal arts. The Dance Department at Oberlin College offers students a unique opportunity to explore how embodied cognition facilitates the integration of academic learning with personal experience, leading the students into becoming more creative problem solvers and helping them to connect abstract concepts to the physical reality of their bodies. The incumbent in the Contemporary Global Dance position will not only expose students to new worlds of dance, but also help them engage in negotiating cultural differences undefined in practice, as well as in theory.

    To be assured of consideration, a letter of application, a curriculum vita, graduate academic transcripts and at least three recent letters of reference* should be sent to Ann Cooper Albright (Chair), Department of Dance, Oberlin College, 30 North Professor, Oberlin, OH) 44074 or, electronically, to dance.search@oberlin.edu, by October 15, 2014. Application materials received after that date may be considered, until the position is filled. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. *By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references.

    Oberlin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to creating an institutional environment free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, family relationship to an employee of Oberlin College and gender identity and expression.

    Oberlin is a four-year, selective liberal arts college in northern Ohio, that is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2,800 students. Oberlin College was founded in 1833. It was the first college in America to make interracial education and co-education central to its mission undefined traditions that live today within a commitment to positive social engagement. Oberlin College has earned a reputation of excellence based on the quality of its richly diverse student body, outstanding faculty and excellent facilities and academic and technological resources. For more information, go to http://oberlin.edu.


    • EEO/AA Policy

      Oberlin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating an institutional environment free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, family relationship to an employee of Oberlin College and gender identity and expression.


    • Contact Ann Cooper Albright
      College of Arts and Sciences -- Department of Dance
      Oberlin College
      Warner Center
      30 North Professor Street
      Oberlin, OH 44074
    •  
    • Phone Number 440-775-8152
    • Fax Number: 440-775-8340
    • Email: dance.search@oberlin.edu
    • Department Website http://www.oberlin.edu/dance/
    • Institution
      Oberlin College
      Oberlin, OH
     
    • Application Deadline Oct. 15, 2014
    • Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2015
    • 03 Sep 2014 12:07 PM | Anonymous member

      Tenure-track Position -- Dance: Modern/Contemporary

      The Department of Theatre and Dance at California State University, Fullerton seeks an outstanding individual to teach in the undergraduate dance program. The successful candidate will teach all levels of Modern/Contemporary technique, Creative Dance for Children and Composition. Additional duties may be in the following: Improvisation, Pedagogy, Dance History and Aesthetics. Choreography for departmental dance concerts is strongly encouraged. Participation in the departmental, College and University academic structure (i.e., committees, advising, etc.), as well as in external educational organizational and recruitment activities will be expected.

      Qualifications:
      MFA is required, along with substantial professional experience.
      Must provide evidence of effective teaching.
      Strong evidence of successful university and/or equivalent professional experience in areas listed above is required.
      Ability to interact effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students and colleagues is essential.

      For more information, go to: http://apptrkr.com/498013.

      Rank & Salary:
      The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate to rank, experience and qualifications. Periodic salary adjustments are enacted by the state legislature. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available, includes health/vision/dental plans, spousal, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver, access to campus child-care, a new affordable housing program and defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/Benefits/Faculty_Unit_3.pdf.

      Appointment Date:
      August 2015

      Application Procedure:
      Send a letter of application, graduate school transcripts, curriculum vita and three (3) current letters of recommendation (must be dated 2014). An application is considered incomplete and is not reviewed by the committee until all materials are received. Please send application materials to:

      D. Noble, Chair, Search Committee
      Department of Theatre and Dance
      California State University, Fullerton
      P.O. Box 6850
      Fullerton, CA 92834-6850

      Please Note: During the application review process, the search committee may request additional documentation of previous academic and professional work. Do not send additional materials until requested to do so.

      Application Deadline:
      December 15, 2014

      Cal State Fullerton is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX/503/504/VEVRA/ADA Employer.

    • 02 Sep 2014 6:56 PM | Anonymous member

      DEPARTMENT OF DANCE POSITION OPENING

      The Department of Dance at The Ohio State University seeks a dance professional who is actively engaged in a combination of physical practice, creative activity, and theoretical inquiry. We welcome an artist/teacher connected to the forefront of dance training practices and choreography, committed to developing relationships with the professional field nationally and internationally, as well as with the local community. Faculty and students value an individual with an interdisciplinary perspective, who is excited by the investigation of embodied scholarship. We encourage applicants who will add a unique artistic voice to our diverse curriculum and faculty.

      Our new colleague will contribute:
      In Teaching:
      expertise in teaching a rigorous physical practice such as contemporary dance, ballet, Africanist dance forms, or improvisation, as well as dance composition, at all levels of the BFA and MFA programs, and instructing in at least one additional curricular area

      In Research: creating or directing concert dance, mediated performance, video dance, site specific work, dance theatre, and/or interdisciplinary projects

      In Service: leadership in undergraduate and graduate programs, curriculum development, advising, and governance within the department, college, university, and the field at large


      Position: Assistant Professor, Full-time, tenure track

      Qualifications: advanced degree preferred, professional experience required

      Salary: commensurate with experience
      Application deadline: Review of applications begins October 15, 2014 and we encourage submission by that date.

      Date of Hire: Autumn Semester 2015

      Send Letter of Application, Resume or Vita, and contact information for 3 References through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ ajo/jobs/4491

      Inquiries: Susan Hadley, Search Committee Chair hadley.4@osu.edu

      To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA Employer.



      About the Department

      The Department of Dance at The Ohio State University consistently ranks as one of the top programs in the country. We provide intersecting investigations in the field of dance, with courses in movement practices, somatics, choreography, repertory, dance history, production and lighting, Labanotation and Laban studies, dance pedagogy, dance related technologies, dance documentation, theory and analysis. We view the breadth of our program as both appropriate to the academic setting and as responsible practice, educating students in a comprehensive way within the lively discourse of a major research university, and providing multiple avenues toward future careers within an evolving field.

      Our department is staffed by 14 tenure-track faculty, adjunct educators, guest artists, visiting scholars, and 15 graduate associates. We serve 90 undergraduates in the BFA program, 35 graduate students in MFA or PhD programs, 200 dance minors, and 500 students each semester in the non-major program. Our newly renovated facilities in historic Sullivant Hall feature state-of- the-art, flexible performance spaces, six studios, classrooms, a costume shop, and a media lab. New neighbors within the building include the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library, The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD), and the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy. Situated at the gateway of the university’s campus, this new vantage provides an expansive view of the university’s evolving Arts District, which includes Mershon Auditorium and the Wexner Center for the Arts.


      About the College of Arts and Sciences

      The College of Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of Ohio State. With more than 80 departments, schools, centers and institutes, the college teaches 1.5 million credit hours each year, and delivers 60 percent of the academic curriculum to Ohio State students. Its vast academic diversity is its greatest strength, combining the best of a major research institution with a rich liberal arts foundation. Arts and Sciences faculty create new knowledge to solve global problems, fuel Ohio's economy, spark student inquiry, and engage with the local community.

      About Ohio State

      Established in 1870, The Ohio State University in Columbus is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive campuses. More than 55,000 students select from 14 colleges, 175 undergraduate majors, and 240 master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs. As Ohio’s best and one of the nation’s top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. The university’s total research expenditures in 2009 topped $716 million, ranking Ohio State 13th nationally, second in industry research, and ninth among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation.

      About Columbus

      Ohio's capital is a friendly city of sleek high-rises and historic, century-old buildings along the banks of the Scioto River. Its attractions range from a rich performing arts scene to a renowned zoo, exciting sports, lush gardens, amiable neighborhoods, trendy hot spots, and hundreds of restaurants, cafes and galleries. Highlights include the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), four historic downtown theatres, Ohio State’s Urban Arts Space in the historic Lazarus building, and a wide range of local festivals, farm markets and cultural events, as well as professional and collegiate sports. The Arena District boasts varied restaurants, nightspots and hotels, and the fashionable Short North is filled with galleries, eateries, boutiques and a favorite local ice cream shop.

    • 02 Sep 2014 6:52 PM | Anonymous member

      Assistant Professor (Dance) Tenure Track – Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

      The Department of Dance invites applications for a tenure-track position in Dance (Africanist/African diaspora) at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall 2015; terminal degree MFA or Ph.D. required. We seek an artist/scholar whose work stems from an Afro-centric perspective to join a vibrant Dance department in an interdisciplinary liberal arts environment. We seek a colleague who can offer studio-based courses and dance theory courses in fairly equal proportions; an artist/scholar whose expertise is based in/informed by a form whose movement roots are Africanist, whether traditional or contemporary, i.e.: African, Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Caribbean or other African diaspora forms.

      Responsibilities:
      • Teach a range (introductory through advanced levels) of dance technique courses
      • Teach dance theory courses, as for example, dance composition, cultural studies, dance history, and/or improvisation
      • Choreograph/set work on students
      • Participate in the artistic, administrative, and scholarly life of the department
      • Advise students and assist in student concert mentorship
      • Participate in departmental curriculum design and development
      • Serve the greater community of the Colleges in various ways

      We welcome candidates who can diversify our current course offerings and provide new curricular contributions. The department values intellectual and artistic diversity and supports interdisciplinarity in teaching and research in keeping with the Colleges’ longstanding emphasis on interdisciplinary liberal arts education. We encourage the creative development of new questions, new methods, and new lines of inquiry.

      As a Dance Department within a liberal arts institution we seek to integrate practice and theory in our course offerings and encourage students to explore both disciplinary depth and interdisciplinary breadth in the field of dance. Our dance technique/studio courses emphasize a kinesiologically sound, somatically based approach to training. We offer courses in Dance for majors and non-majors alike, and seek to develop our students’ understanding of dance as a complex and multifaceted discipline. Dance majors (BA) may elect a disciplinary Dance Performance and Choreography major, or one of three interdisciplinary Dance major tracks: Dance Education, Movement Studies, or Theory and Performance Studies. The department also offers minors in Dance. Given our emphasis on Dance as a field that encompasses technique, theory, and creative practice, we expect our faculty members to be excellent teachers and proficient artist/scholars who embrace the philosophies of liberal arts education. The Dance Department faculty is currently comprised of four tenured professors, one to two adjuncts, and part time accompanists and theater production staff.

      Qualifications:
      • Terminal degree required
      • Terminal degree in discipline other than Dance with professional experience in dance a possibility
      • Teaching experience in the field
      • Evidence of artist/scholar activity
      • Demonstrated interest in teaching in a liberal arts environment

      Application Instructions:
      Application deadline is October 1, 2014, but we will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Expected start date: July 1, 2015. Please send the following documents to Inter-folio’s ByCommittee, which is free to applicants at this link http://apply.interfolio.com/25264

      • Letter of application which addresses your qualifications for this position and summarizes your artistic/scholarly identity
      • Curriculum Vitae
      • Teaching Philosophy statement
      • Teaching Interests statement
      • Names and contact information (telephone and e-mail) for three current references

      Candidates of interest will be asked to submit graduate transcripts, videotapes/dvds of choreographic work, and/or further documentation of artistic/scholarly work through Inter-folio. Please do not submit additional materials unless requested.

      The preferred method of application is through Interfolio's ByCommittee (http://apply.interfolio.com/25264). Questions may be directed to Professor Cynthia J Williams, Search Committee Chair, Dance Department, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 300 Pulteney Street, Geneva, NY 14456. Contact email: Williams@hws.edu; Contact telephone (315) 781-3495.
      EOE

      Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applicants from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.
      Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions. The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program. Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.

    • 31 Aug 2014 12:47 PM | Anonymous member

      Assistant Professor: Modern Dance

      San Diego State University

      The School of Music and Dance is seeking a tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor level for a Fall 2015 appointment. The position is for a dance artist/educator with expertise teaching contemporary dance technique in ways that consider and creatively approach training for todays emerging dance artists. The candidate will provide leadership and vision in teaching in all areas of dance curriculum including technique(s), dance-making, theory and performance and provide leadership in the technique(s) area of our integrated and evolving curriculum. The candidate is expected to provide leadership in recruiting outstanding students to the dance program and to maintain active and collaborative relationships with public school, community college and university dance programs throughout the state of California and beyond. The candidate will also promote collaborative relationships among the dance area, music area, and across other university disciplines.  Active and sustained involvement in professional growth beyond the university is expected, as is participation in faculty committees and governance. Possible additional coursework depending upon candidate strengths include: embodied anatomy, hip hop/urban dance, technology for dancers, and development of General Education coursework. The candidate will mentor and direct student work, and integrate somatic practice into technique class.

       

      Qualifications:

      Earned Master in Fine Arts Dance required with at least one of the following: certification in a somatic modality, on-going engagement with contemplative practice(s), experience facilitating interdisciplinary art-making processes, experience facilitating collaborative dance-making processes, history implementing initiatives connecting dance in/to community(ies). The successful candidate will possess teaching and performing abilities at the highest artistic level. The successful candidate must demonstrate a history of successful recruiting at the university level. The successful candidate will have an ongoing commitment to advancing the profession as reflected in an active research agenda in the area of modern dance. Evidence of commitment to university, public school, and community collaborations is required. The successful candidate must possess superior administrative and organizational skills.

       

      SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.  SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

       

      RANK AND SALARY:

      Appointment will be at the rank of assistant professor with salary commensurate with qualifica­tions and experience.

       

       

      APPLICATION:

      Screening for the position will begin on October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Evidence of the earned MFA Dance should be in-hand at the start of the appointment. Applicants should apply via Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/25677

      and submit the following documents.

      • Cover letter
      • Curriculum vita
      • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
      • Three current letters of reference that outline the candidate's fit for this position
      • Reference list of five individuals familiar with the candidate's current professional background and experience
      • URLs to at least 2 online video clips (YouTube or Vimeo) of 20-30 minutes of material that (1) demonstrate the candidates teaching skills and techniques and (2) links to a live performance of candidates contemporary modern dance artistic level. Candidates may also submit up to two additional URLs to online videos of unedited (non-commercial) live performances demonstrating their choreographic/performance skills.

       

      SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY:

      SDSU is an established and acknowledged leader in the twenty-three-campus California State University system. With more than 6,400 faculty and staff and over 34,000 students, it is one of the largest universities in the western United States. Web site: http://www.sdsu.edu.

       

      COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES AND FINE ARTS:

      The College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts comprises 10 diverse departments/schools committed to the pursuit of excellence in academic and artistic endeavors geared to enhancing the human enterprise. The College is recognized for its excellent academic programs that prepare students for professional careers in a wide spectrum of artistic, cultural, educational, social and technical fields. Web site: http://www.psfa.sdsu.edu

       

      SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DANCE:

      The School of Music and Dance offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in music (BA, BM, MA, MM, Advanced Graduate Artist Diploma) and dance (BA, BFA.) The School enrolls over 325 majors and serves thousands of general students each academic year through its general education courses, performing ensemble opportunities and public performances. 16 full-time, 15 part-time, and approximately 30 studio instructors deliver comprehensive professional curricula. Web site: http://www.musicdance.sdsu.edu

      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 requirement set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

       

      SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

      - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000843744-01#sthash.qoD39pBr.dpuf

       

    • 31 Aug 2014 12:42 PM | Anonymous member

      The Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University, College Station seeks a tenured or tenure-track professor of performance theory and practice. Candidates will have a research program in performance studies with an emphasis in performance praxis (dramaturgy, directing, movement/dance, etc.). We seek candidates with a deep commitment to merging performance theory and practice as well as knowledge of theatre/performance history, contemporary performance praxis, and interdisciplinary approaches to performance research. Applicants whose work extends beyond the United States are encouraged to apply.

      Areas of focus may include activist performance, experimental performance, community-based performance, devised performance, performance history, or performance theory. Standard teaching load is 2/2 with high research expectations and contributions to the development of the Departments new B.A. in Performance Studies.

      Applicants at the Assistant Professor rank will have a PhD in Theatre or Performance Studies and an established program of practice and research that clearly demonstrates potential for further research excellence. Applicants at the Associate rank will have a PhD in Theatre or Performance Studies and a record of nationally prominent scholarship and/or creative work that bridges theory and practice. Appointment at the rank of Full Professor may be possible for applicants with a PhD in Theatre or Performance Studies and an exceptional record of nationally and internationally prominent research and/or creative work across theory and practice. MFA in Theatre welcome in addition to PhD at all ranks. Applicants at the rank of Associate or Full Professor must demonstrate a record meriting tenure at a research university that has a Carnegie classification of RU/VH and is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).

      Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae; teaching evaluations or
      classroom observations citing excellence and innovation in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and three letters of recommendation. Further materials may be requested. Review of applications begins on November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send all materials electronically to Dr. Kirsten Pullen, Theory and Practice Search Committee Chair at kpullen@tamu.edu.

      The Department of Performance Studies, one of twelve academic departments in the College of Liberal Arts, is currently composed of two undergraduate degree programs, one in theatre and one in music, and a master's program in performance studies; in Fall 2015 we will begin admitting students into a new B.A. in Performance Studies. Texas A&M College Station, an AAU Research I university, is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Texas A&M is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and a Public Records state.

      For more information, please contact Dr. Kirsten Pullen, kpullen@tamu.edu. - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000843407-01#sthash.1EPN0IBB.dpuf

       

    • 31 Aug 2014 12:37 PM | Anonymous member

      Hobart and William Smith Colleges

      Assistant Professor, Tenure Track - Posted 05/14/2014
      Department of Dance
      The Department of Dance invites applications for a tenure-track position in Dance (Africanist/African diaspora) at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall 2015; terminal degree MFA or Ph.D. required. We seek an artist/scholar whose work stems from an Afro-centric perspective to join a vibrant Dance department in an interdisciplinary liberal arts environment. We seek a colleague who can offer studio-based courses and dance theory courses in fairly equal proportions; an artist/scholar whose expertise is based in/informed by a form whose movement roots are Africanist, whether traditional or contemporary, i.e.: African, Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Caribbean or other African diaspora forms.

      Responsibilities:
      • Teach a range (introductory through advanced levels) of dance technique courses
      • Teach dance theory courses, as for example, dance composition, cultural studies, dance history, and/or improvisation
      • Choreograph/set work on students
      • Participate in the artistic, administrative, and scholarly life of the department
      • Advise students and assist in student concert mentorship
      • Participate in departmental curriculum design and development
      • Serve the greater community of the Colleges in various ways

      We welcome candidates who can diversify our current course offerings and provide new curricular contributions. The department values intellectual and artistic diversity and supports interdisciplinarity in teaching and research in keeping with the Colleges' longstanding emphasis on interdisciplinary liberal arts education. We encourage the creative development of new questions, new methods, and new lines of inquiry.

      As a Dance Department within a liberal arts institution we seek to integrate practice and theory in our course offerings and encourage students to explore both disciplinary depth and interdisciplinary breadth in the field of dance. Our dance technique/studio courses emphasize a kinesiologically sound, somatically based approach to training. We offer courses in Dance for majors and non-majors alike, and seek to develop our students' understanding of dance as a complex and multifaceted discipline. Dance majors (BA) may elect a disciplinary Dance Performance and Choreography major, or one of three interdisciplinary Dance major tracks: Dance Education, Movement Studies, or Theory and Performance Studies. The department also offers minors in Dance. Given our emphasis on Dance as a field that encompasses technique, theory, and creative practice we expect our faculty members to be excellent teachers and proficient artist/scholars who embrace the philosophies of liberal arts education. The Dance Department faculty is currently comprised of four tenured professors, one to two adjuncts, and part time accompanists and theater production staff.

      Qualifications:
      • Terminal degree required
      • Terminal degree in discipline other than Dance with professional experience in dance a possibility
      • Teaching experience in the field
      • Evidence of artist/scholar activity
      • Demonstrated interest in teaching in a liberal arts environment

      Application Instructions:

      Application deadline is October 1, 2014, but we will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Expected start date: July 1, 2015. Please send the following documents to Inter-folio's ByCommittee, which is free to applicants at this link http://apply.interfolio.com/25264

      • Letter of application which addresses your qualifications for this position and summarizes your artistic/scholarly identity
      • Curriculum Vitae
      • Teaching Philosophy statement
      • Teaching Interests statement
      • Names and contact information (telephone and e-mail) for three current references

      Candidates of interest will be asked to submit graduate transcripts, videotapes/dvds of choreographic work, and/or further documentation of artistic/scholarly work through Inter-folio. Please do not submit additional materials unless requested.

      The preferred method of application is through Interfolio's ByCommittee (http://apply.interfolio.com/25264). Questions may be directed to Professor Cynthia J Williams, Search Committee Chair, Dance Department, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 300 Pulteney Street, Geneva, NY 14456. Contact email: Williams@hws.edu; Contact telephone (315) 781-3495.

      EOE

      Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

      Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions. The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program. Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission. - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000838428-01#sthash.AmZTBP4W.dpuf

       

    • 28 Jul 2014 10:56 AM | Anonymous
      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.


    • 03 Jul 2014 7:15 PM | Anonymous

      Each season New York Live Arts (Live Arts) commissions two (2) writers to produce written pieces known as “Context Notes” to accompany each show on the season. Context Notes are published in Live Arts programs and are intended to frame questions, spark discussion, and explore/expand the experience of seeing work on the Live Arts stage. This year, Live Arts seeks to include new voices and diverse perspectives by issuing an open call for writers.

      Interested applicants must be engaged in an active writing practice and demonstrate a compelling history of publication (whether in print or online, self-published or by existing media outlets). Applicants must have an avid interest in live art, and be engaged with the form as writers, scholars, makers, curators, and/or educators. Applicants will be considered for the quality of their writing, ability to engage readers, and professionalism. Applicants interested in using new media and technology to supplement and/or interface with their writing are strongly encouraged to apply.

      Each writer will cover approximately five (5) shows across the season, writing a short 600-word piece on the artist and work being presented. The notes are not required to provide any specific information about the artist or their work. Aside from editing for factual errors, the works are not edited for content by the artists whose work is being discussed. Additionally, each writer will produce two (2) blog posts for the Live Arts blog, on topics of their choice that relate to Live Arts, the performing arts community in New York and abroad, and current events. Context Notes writers will receive an honorarium of $700, as well as a complimentary ticket to each Live Arts presentation on the 2014/2015 season for which they are writing. Samples of past context notes can be found here on the New York Live Arts blog.

      To Apply:

      Please send your application to jkosoko@newyorklivearts.org as a single PDF file.

      Please include, in order:

      • Statement of Intent (no more than one page).
      • Why is participation in this program of interest to you? What do you hope to bring to Live Arts’ Context Notes program? What approach(es) do you use to engage your audience?
      • Resume of relevant experience (no more than two pages).
      • Please include experience relevant to writing in a professional capacity, including past publication, education, and research, as well as other non-writing experience that informs your work.
      • 2 samples of your writing on the topic of a specific performance or artist creating body-based work. Samples must be work that has been published in the public domain within the past 4 years.

      Applications are due by 5pm on Monday July 7, 2014. No late applications will be accepted.

      Please direct all questions to Jaamil Kosoko, Associate Curator, Humanities and Special Projects at jkosoko@newyorklivearts.org. No phone calls please.

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