Chair of the Department of Dance

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Academic Home Department:DancePosting Job Title:Chair of the Department of DanceRecruitment Type:Tenure-Track Faculty Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank:Associate Professor or Professor - TBDArea of Specialty-Discipline:DanceAdministrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable:Chair of the Department of DancePosition Status:Regular FacultyTenure Track Status:Tenure TrackTerms of Employment:12-MonthContract Type:Full-timeDate Position Available:07/01/2020 Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:

Desired qualifications include a record of excellence in higher education administration; an established body of peer-reviewed scholarship and/or creative activity at the national and international levels; commitment to the scholar-artist model that is integral to the department’s philosophical mission; a record of effective teaching; understanding of and passion for a Bachelor of Arts program that emphasizes the professional practice of dance and dance scholarship within a liberal arts context; excellence commensurate with tenure, and appointment to the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (The rank of Professor will only be granted to candidates who demonstrate a strong record of both written scholarship and professional creative activity, as per the Kennesaw State University, Department of Dance promotion and tenure guidelines.); a history of ethical and transparent fiscal and budgetary management; a record of excellence in performance curation; experience with program accreditation and assessment; a record of ethical leadership, rooted in advocacy towards student learning, faculty/staff development, shared governance, and innovative program development; and an established record of fundraising (evidenced by dollars raised) and board development.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

Completion of an earned terminal degree in the field of dance (Ph.D., M.F.A., Ed.D. or foreign equivalent).

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date:01/01/2020Questions About Position Opening:

Harrison Long
[email protected]

Additional Information for ApplicantsApplication Instructions

Applications received by January 1, 2020 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed until the position is filled. Apply online with a cover letter addressing qualifications in the areas outlined above, curriculum vitae, scanned unofficial transcript of highest degree earned, contact information for five references (postal and email addresses, and telephone numbers), Philosophy of Leadership Statement (posted under other documents), and three complete examples of scholarship or creative activity (samples of choreographic works or journal articles must include the entire, unedited work). Links to choreographic works may be included and attached in a PDF.

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number:000825USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID:44517Departmental/College Overview:

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 Festivals, 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 DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  4. List of Names and Contact Information of Five References
  5. Sample Publications - Scholarship 3
  6. Other Documents
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    Posted: 10/16/2019
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