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Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance

Employer
Sam Houston State University
Location
College of Arts & Media

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Position Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance

Requisition:

202100062F

Rank:

Visiting Assistant Professor

FLSA status:

Exempt

Hiring Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type:

Interim Full Time

College:

College of Arts & Media

Department:

Dept. of Dance

Open Date:

05/26/2021

Quicklink:

https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/27399

Contact Name:

Jennifer Pontius

Title:

Department Chair
Associate Professor of Dance
Box 2269
Huntsville, TX 77341-2269

Contact Phone:

936-294-3342

Contact Email:

[email protected]

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

Teach courses supporting both the BFA and MFA in Dance program, including dance technique (ballet, modern, jazz or other techniques), Pilates, choreography, and theoretical courses such as dance history. Additional areas of expertise that support the department’s curriculum may be taken into consideration. There will be opportunities to choreograph and have work presented in departmental concerts each semester.

Other Requirements: Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from a variety of communities and cultures, and a commitment to encourage and support diversity is essential. The successful candidate will be an inspiring teacher and dance artist who will contribute to the department’s continuing development.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

MFA in Dance.

Experience Required for the Position:

Minimum two years of college teaching experience.

Other Requirements for the Position:

All Department of Dance faculty members are expected to maintain a record of creative productivity. The applicant is expected to create choreography for dance majors to be presented in the faculty dance concert. The applicant must work collegially with others and be committed to mentoring students. Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from a variety of communities and cultures, and a commitment to encourage and support diversity is essential. The successful candidate will be an inspiring teacher and artist who will contribute to the department’s continuing development.

Special Instructions Summary:

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Open Until Filled:

Yes

EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Organization

About Sam Houston State University

For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.

SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.

Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges the university's significant commitment to service.

Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston. 

SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.

Member The Texas State University System  

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Telephone
936-294-1070
Location
1905 University Avenue
Huntsville
TX
77340
United States
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