Assistant Teaching Professor, Dance

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Job location: Winston Salem, NC


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-23
Req: R0002723
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Job Description Summary

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Wake Forest University invites applications for a full time Assistant Teaching Professor. The initial term of appointment for this non-tenure-track position is two years, with the possibility of renewal. The start date is July 1, 2021.

Job Description:

Qualifications:

  • MFA with ten years of professional dance teaching and performance experience.
  • Dance scholarship, choreography experience required.
  • Expertise in jazz dance technique at all levels; nonwestern, African dance forms; modern dance technique and history of dance.
  • Choreography experience
  • Dance Production experience
  • Strong organizational and communication skills

Responsibilities
  • Teach the following: all levels of Jazz and Modern dance technique; History of Dance; African Dance; Course load is 3/3;
  • Choreograph for the Dance concerts and assist in dance concert productions;
  • Play an active role in recruitment and retention of students;
  • Work collaboratively with other faculty on curricular development and administrative/organizational concerns;
  • Serve on Departmental Committees.

Additional Job Description

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate, and professional education. The University is ranked among the top thirty national universities by U.S. News and World Report. With 5,200 undergraduates and 3,200 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest offers a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate. In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for final candidates upon their acceptance of an offer of employment.

To apply, please submit the following required Documentation as ONE PDF through the online application system at https://wfu.careers/

A letter of application stating qualifications for the position as described; Curriculum vitae; A statement of teaching philosophy and artistic-research interests; Links to video documentation of original choreography (vimeo, youtube, personal website, etc.)

**Additionally, two letters of recommendation on official letterhead should be sent to the following address: Wake Forest University; Department of Theatre and Dance; c/o Chair of Dance Search Committee; 219 Scales Fine Arts Center; P.O. Box 7264; Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Application Deadline: November 25, 2020

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for guaranteed consideration, they must be received by November 5, 2020. Questions related to the position may be directed to Chair of the Department Nina Lucas; lucasnm@wfu.edu. Questions about the application process and document submission may be directed to wakejob@wfu.edu.

If access to the internet is a difficulty, a hard copy of the application can be submitted to: Wake Forest University, Department of Theatre and Dance; c/o Chair of Dance Search Committee; 219 Scales Fine Arts Center; P.O. Box 7264, Winston-Salem, NC 27109.

Time Type Requirement

Full time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

 

 

 

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Posted: 10/25/2020
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