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Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance

Job description

The Theatre and Dance Department at Ursinus College is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance as a one year, sabbatical replacement position for the 2019-2020 academic year. The successful candidate will teach 12 credits in dance each semester, including dance composition and an upper level course in somatic theory and practice. The candidate will also produce a large-scale concert for our spring production, with the opportunity to choreograph. Other courses will include dance technique (according to the candidate’s specialty), Introduction to Dance, and others, depending on the needs of the department and the skills of the candidate.

Other duties will include service to the college, advising responsibilities, recruitment and retention duties, mentoring student choreography, and collaborating with the faculty of the department for our full production season. 

Required Qualifications

  1. M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Dance required. Requirements for graduation to be completed by August 2019.
  2. Demonstrated experience teaching dance in higher education
  3. Research and teaching expertise in somatic theory and practice for dance
  4. Demonstrated experience producing dance concerts
  5. Demonstrated commitment in cultivating diverse populations and maintaining an inclusive learning environment
  6. Demonstrated interest in working in a collaborative liberal arts environment, with the ability and desire to work successfully with majors and non-majors alike

To Apply:

Submit the following items to apply.interfolio.com/60469.

  • Cover Letter (that addresses the qualifications listed above)
  • CV
  • 3 letters of reference
  • Teaching statement (that includes how your teaching and scholarly/performance research overlap)
  • Optional: links to website and examples of choreography or teaching

The application should clearly address the candidate’s relationship to all of the qualifications listed above.

Review of applications will begin on March 1st and continue until the position is filled.

Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. With a diverse community of students, it is an expectation of all faculty to contribute to the inclusion, engagement, and success of all students. Ursinus is an EO/AA employer.  Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.  Additional information about Ursinus College may be accessed on our web site: http://www.ursinus.edu.




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Posted: 2/15/2019
Application Due: 4/15/2019
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