Assistant Professor - Dance
Department:: Theatre & Dance
Locations:: Fredonia, NY
Posted:: Sep 28, 2018
Closes:: Open Until Filled
About State University of New York at Fredonia:
The State University of New York at Fredonia is a comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university located in beautiful Western New York, just minutes from Lake Erie. Founded in 1826, the university is among the most storied in the State University of New York system and is the first in the SUNY system to be awarded the SUNY Shared Governance Award. It is home to a world-renowned School of Music and over 100 degree programs in the liberal arts, natural and social sciences, education, mathematics, and business. Fredonia also features cutting-edge programs in the emerging fields of technology, service, and communication and is consistently ranked among the top public, master's granting universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report.
Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, attractive architecture and grounds, rich campus life, and commitment to student engagement and success. Fredonia is focused on ensuring that all Fredonia students, utilizing knowledge developed through a broad range of intellectual experiences, will be:
- Skilled (develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge),
- Connected (engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship),
- Creative (demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation), and
- Responsible (activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism).
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The Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track dance generalist at the Assistant Professor level. Faculty teaching load is four courses per semester and may include multiple levels of jazz, modern/contemporary dance, ballet, tap, improvisation, choreography, dance history, kinesiology, or musical theatre dance. Additional responsibilities include choreographing for dance and/or theatre productions, student mentoring and advising, participation in departmental recruitment efforts, auditions, and open houses, as well as service on departmental and university committees. Ongoing productivity in the areas of choreography, performance, publication and/or research is also required.
Rewards & Benefits
- Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan options including a fixed pension plan or a 401(A) with generous employer contributions;
- Paid leave provisions including sick and holiday leave; impressive educational benefits including tuition-free study plus supplemental tuition aid;
- A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of their personal life, including professional development programs and services, employee EAP and wellness programs, discounted membership to the on-campus fitness center, and access to the Campus and Community Child Care Center.
Reporting to the Chair, the successful candidate will:
- Teach dance technique and theory courses at the undergraduate level as assigned;
- Choreograph for dance and/or theatre productions as assigned;
- Provide academic mentoring and advisement to students;
- Contribute to curricular development and refinement;
- Participate in departmental recruitment efforts;
- Participate in committees and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession;
- Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.
- MFA or PhD in Dance by September 1, 2019;
- University-level teaching experience;
- Evidence of successful teaching in at least two of the following disciplines: jazz, contemporary/modern dance, improvisation, choreography, or musical theater dance;
- Strong collaborative and organizational skills ;
- Enthusiasm for teaching and student mentoring;
- A desire to actively contribute to the continued development of a growing program;
- Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and constituents in support of campus and department mission;
- Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession.
- Three years university-level teaching experience;
- Expertise and interest in teaching global and/or urban dance forms, contemporary partnering, ballroom dance, musical theater styles, dance history, somatic practices, kinesiology, and/or dance and technology;
- Significant performance experience;
- Significant choreographic experience;
- Record of scholarly publications;
- Interest in, and commitment to, community engagement.
This is a full-time, term appointed, tenure track position beginning in August of 2019.
Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants.
An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.
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Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents listed below by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Complete applications received by October 31, 2018 will be given full consideration. Names and contact information for three professional references are required as part of the application.
- Cover Letter, addressing ability to work with diverse groups
- Names and contact information for three references
- Link(s) to teaching, choreography or performance samples
Note: After submitting your Resume/CV, the subsequent page gives you instructions that enable you to upload the additional, required documents.