Chair, Associate Professor/Professor

Brockport, New York
Nov 05, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Chair of the Department of Dance provides leadership in all departmental matters including: hiring, supervision, mentorship and professional development of faculty and staff, student recruitment and retention, curriculum development and scheduling, budgeting, and coordination of production schedule, workshops and residencies. The chair is also expected to serve as spokesperson for the department to the School of Arts and Sciences, teach courses in his/her area of specialization, produce scholarly or creative research at the national/international level, and participate in service to the department, school, college, and the field of dance. Position available August 2019.

Required Qualifications

  • Terminal degree in dance or related field from a college or university accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized institution
  • Previous experience as a department chair or equivalent management experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching dance theory and/or practice at the college level
  • Ability to work collaboratively with department directors, faculty, and staff
  • Demonstrated history of scholarly or creative activities at the national/international level.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in developing assessment procedures and curriculum
  • Demonstrated history of peer-reviewed research (scholarly or creative) at the national/international level.
  • Experience with NASD accreditation

Department Description
Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, the Department of Dance offers MFA, MA, BFA, BA, BS and Dance Minor degrees, all with a modern dance emphasis. There are approximately 15 graduate students and 100 undergraduate majors; the department maintains an active performance schedule, invites regular guest artist residencies, and hosts summer workshops. Faculty and staff are active professionals recognized at the national and international level for their research and teaching. The Department of Dance is a program of distinction within the School of Arts and Sciences. Facilities include five large fully equipped studios, a faculty warm-up space, a 250-seat proscenium theater, a large studio theatre, fully equipped conditioning room, costume and scenic shops, and video and audio editing equipment. Department is active in ACDA, CODA, CORD, IABD, IADMS, NDEO and NYSDEA. Visit us on the web at

The College
The College at Brockport, State University of New York, serves a diverse student body of over 7,100 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students enrolled in 50 undergraduate majors and more than 50 masters’ programs, teacher certification programs and advanced graduate certificates supported by more than 750 instructional faculty and professional staff. The College is an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation. Located in western New York, the College benefits from a small town atmosphere located near major metropolitan cities; 16 miles west of Rochester, 45 miles east of Buffalo, and 140 miles from Toronto.

Rank, Salary and Benefits
Rank to be determined based on qualifications and experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer an excellent benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurances, healthcare and dependent care savings accounts, life insurance, and disability insurances.

Application Instructions
Application materials will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should apply online at

Required Application Materials
For consideration, please submit:

  1. Letter of application addressing required and preferred qualifications
  2. CV
  3. Contact information (phone and email) for four references that can speak specifically to the required qualifications.
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy (1-2 pages)
  5. Statement of leadership philosophy (1-2 pages)
  6. Research sample (Creative or scholarly) or link to sample

Pre-Employment Requirement
This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

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The College at Brockport, State University of New York is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.