Assistant Professor, Dance

Job Details

Requisition Number::

0813824

Number of Open Positions::

2

Position Title::

Assistant Professor

Other Title Information::

Assistant Professor, Dance

Organization::

204271 - THEATRE AND DANCE

Position Summary::

Teach multiple levels of studio techniques including but not limited to concert jazz styles, modern/contemporary, ballet, and/or non-Western dance forms for our BA and MFA dance programs. Teach one or more of the following dance studies courses: dance appreciation, dance technology/screendance, dance anatomy/kinesiology, dance pedagogy. Choreograph original work and/or re-stage masterworks on students for pre-professional company Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre and other dance productions as well as coach student creative work for student-choreographed dance concerts. Participate in recruitment, mentoring and advising of students, committee work, and service to the department and the university. Demonstrate a commitment to teaching in a multicultural environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles. Contribute to the governance and administration of the program. Expectation of significant external creative activity/research to build and maintain a national/international professional presence in the field of dance.

Ad Text::

Teach multiple levels of studio techniques including but not limited to concert jazz styles, modern/contemporary, ballet, and/or non-Western dance forms for our BA and MFA dance programs. Teach one or more of the following dance studies courses: dance appreciation, dance technology/screendance, dance anatomy/kinesiology, dance pedagogy. Choreograph original work and/or re-stage masterworks on students for pre-professional company Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre and other dance productions as well as coach student creative work for student-choreographed dance concerts. Participate in recruitment, mentoring and advising of students, committee work, and service to the department and the university. Demonstrate a commitment to teaching in a multicultural environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles. Contribute to the governance and administration of the program. Expectation of significant external creative activity/research to build and maintain a national/international professional presence in the field of dance.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Dance. Strong background in performance and/or choreography. Evidence of teaching excellence at the college level in various styles of dance technique and dance related academic courses. Ability to communicate effectively with students and colleagues. Evidence of commitment to collaboration, diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging in the arts and higher education.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working with graduate dance students and contributing to a Dance MFA program. Ability to teach a variety of studio technique classes which could include non-Western dance forms, commercial dance, hip hop, Gaga, somatic forms, or other areas of expertise. Ability to teach academic dance courses related to one’s area of creative activity/research.

UA EEO Statement:

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Search Initiation Date::

10/31/2022

Expected Starting Date::

08/16/2023

Special Instructions to Applicants::

Application review will begin January 9, 2023 and continue until position is filled. To apply, go to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/51410 and complete the online application. Attach a letter of application, specifically addressing how your qualifications and experience meet the stated needs of the position, and a curriculum vitae. Please send links to choreography directly to the Search Committee co-Chair via email:Sarah M. Barry, Search Committee Co-Chair
University of Alabama, Dept. of Theatre and DanceBox 870239
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0239
(205)348-8699 or FAX (205)348-9048
[email protected]
https://dance.ua.edu/

College/School/Division::

Arts and Sciences

Post To Ihe:

Yes

Organization

The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.

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