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Scott Martin

The Dance Program at Stephen F. Austin State University is seeking to fill a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in dance at the rank of assistant/associate professor for fall of 2015.

The SFA Dance Program offers a B.S. in dance in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, James I. Perkins College of Education. Students have the option of pursuing teacher certification in dance to teach grades 8-12 in Texas. A dance minor also is offered. The successful candidate will teach courses in dance technique, theory, dance history and other topics as needed. The candidate will contribute choreography to program dance concerts, assist in management of production activities, and to the administration of responsibilities assigned to and required for maintaining the program. Additional duties will include serving on departmental, college and university committees; curriculum and program development; and active participation in community engagement, outreach, and student recruitment and retention.

Faculty members at SFA are responsible for contributing significantly to the university’s undergraduate and/or graduate programs through teaching, scholarship/creative accomplishment and service.

Stephen F. Austin State University is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Required Qualifications:
• Required: M.F.A. or Ph.D. in dance. The Ed.D. will be considered for the candidate with appropriate background in choreography and dance performance.
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching kinesiologically-sound dance technique including all levels of modern dance, ballet, and/or jazz dance as well as various theory courses;
• Experience in mentoring student choreography and performance;
• Evidence of professionalism and collegiality.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to teach several of the following: improvisation and composition; rhythmic analysis, dance production, history and philosophy of dance, social and cultural forms/world dance, tap dance;
• Digital competencies in online course delivery;
• Two years’ successful (full-time) university teaching experience or equivalent professional teaching experience in dance;
• Documented record of contributions to the field on the regional, national, or international level;
• Ability to bring current ideas and innovation to the program via additional expertise that may include dance technology, dance kinesiology, dance somatics or conditioning, or urban dance.
Application Guidelines and Deadline:
In order to be considered, please submit your application and required materials to our job posting system. The online application form can be found at:

The position will remain open until filled.

Contact person:
Elizabeth Rhodes
Dance Program/Dept. of Kinesiology & Health Science
P.O. Box 13015
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3015
Tel 936.468.1543

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