Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor

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August 2021

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Spelman College seeks teacher/scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the continued enhancement of the academic environment for students and colleagues. Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA. The oldest historically Black college for women in the United States, Spelman is a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium and Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education.

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The Department of Dance Performance & Choreography is part of the Division of the Arts and [email protected], which also includes Art & Visual Culture, Music, Theater and Performance, the Digital Moving Image Salon, the Museum of Fine Art, and the Spelman College Innovation Lab. The College is planning for a new facility, the Center for Innovation and the Arts, an interdisciplinary environment that supports and advances experimentation, collaboration, active play, research, and the imaginative use of digital technologies.

Position Summary:

The Department of Dance Performance & Choreography invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in dance studies, beginning August 2021. We seek a candidate with expertise in dance by, for, and about peoples of the African Diaspora, as well as general knowledge of and experience in teaching dance history, with attention paid to decolonized pedagogical perspectives. Secondary teaching specialties in movement—dance technique and choreography—are desired. The successful candidate will have knowledge of and experience in black dance history traditions, and/or traditional, neo-traditional, or contemporary African Diaspora movement forms, as well as an interest in innovative approaches to teaching and learning related to dance. These will be especially evident in substantive publications and presentations, as well as significant choreographic and performance work, that incorporate dance performance, social justice, and personal, community, and cultural transformation. A track record in curriculum/course development is essential.


PhD in dance-related field

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Any correspondence regarding the position or your application will be relayed to you by our Faculty Support Team. Please do not reach out to any department faculty regarding the position or status of your application. We appreciate your interest and consideration.

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Spelman College is an EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify. We are a smoke-free campus

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Posted: 11/13/2020
Application Due: 12/17/2020
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