Assistant Professor of Dance History/Theory
Posting DetailsPosition Information Academic Home Department: Dance Posting Job Title: Assistant Professor of Dance History/Theory Recruitment Type: Tenure-Track Faculty Position Details Full Time Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor Area of Specialty-Discipline: Dance Administrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable: Position Status: Regular Faculty Tenure Track Status: Tenure Track Terms of Employment: 9-Month Contract Type: Full-time Date Position Available: 08/01/2019 Position Qualifications/Responsibilities Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:
The Department of Dance at Kennesaw State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance History/Theory beginning August 1, 2019. Candidates should have experience teaching ballet history, modern history, and/or world dance history, as well as the ability to teach courses in analysis and criticism, general education, and dance theory. Additional departmental responsibilities will include oversight of writing standards within the major, curriculum and online course development, student recruitment, program assessment, and student advising. Tenure-track faculty responsibilities include serving on departmental, college and university committees, as well as establishing a record of peer-reviewed published dance scholarship as stipulated by departmental guidelines. Two years of collegiate teaching experience is ideal, along with an established record of scholarly activity, including (but not limited to) presentations at academic conferences and peer-reviewed publications. The department seeks candidates who are passionate about teaching students in a performance-focused undergraduate program. Candidates are encouraged to describe how their research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to an academic community committed to diversity and inclusion in higher education.Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):
Ph.D. in Dance History/Theory (at time of hire), or its foreign equivalent degree in dance.
At least two years of collegiate teaching experience is ideal along with an established record of peer-reviewed publications in the field of dance. Experience teaching ballet history, modern history, and/or world dance history, as well as the ability to teach courses such as analysis and criticism, pedagogy, general education, anatomy and kinesiology and dance theory.
Applications received by the extended deadline of January 2, 2019 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed until the position is filled. Apply online with a cover letter detailing pedagogical strengths, curriculum vitae listing peer reviewed scholarship, sample dance history/theory course syllabi, sample of
published scholarship, 1-page teaching philosophy, scanned copies of masters and doctoral degree transcripts, and contact information for 3 professional references.
As the largest collegiate dance program in the state of Georgia, the KSU Department of Dance employs 16 full/part-time faculty, and is housed in state-of-the-art dance facilities including metropolitan Atlanta’s only Dance Theater. Concentrations in ballet and modern are offered through the B.A. in Dance that was started in 2009. The KSU Dance Company received top regional honors at the 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2018 American College Dance Festival, and performed at the national festivals held at the Miller Theatre in NYC and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
KSU is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, working, and studying. The University prohibits harassment of, or discrimination against, any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:
For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.EEO Statement:
Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.Applicant Documents Required Documents
- Letter of Application
- Current Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
- List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
- Sample Publications - Scholarship 1
- Sample Syllabi
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Sample Publications - Scholarship 2
- Sample Publications - Scholarship 3