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: 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.
• 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.
Dance Program/Dept. of Kinesiology & Health Science
P.O. Box 13015
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3015
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AdministratorJanuary 9, 2015 at 12:20 pm
Texas Woman’s University – Denton Campus
College of Arts and Sciences, School of the Arts
Department: Department of Dance (www.twu.edu/dance)
Title: Assistant Professor of Dance
Job Code: 14AS-DAN01
Date Closed: Review of applications will begin November 3, 2014, and position will remain open until filled.
Please submit via email a cover letter; curriculum vitae; copy of graduate transcripts; evidence of teaching ability (may include student evaluations, peer evaluations; teaching awards; teaching philosophy, etc.); a sample of work (creative or writing); three letters of recommendation; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three additional references. Submit materials toFacultyjobs@twu.edu (e-mail Header or Subject line must include job title and job code number – 14AS-DAN01.
The Department of Dance at Texas Woman’s University is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Dance starting in August 2015. The successful candidate must have a terminal degree (M.F.A., Ph.D. preferred) with expertise in dance technique, dance education, student teacher mentorship and community education.
The candidate should have teaching experience in high school and/or university and an ability to teach in the studio program. The successful candidate will be an inspiring teacher who can work collegially with others and demonstrate an ability to work with individuals from a variety of communities and educational contexts. The candidate is expected to contribute to the department, school and university through committee service and faculty shared-governance responsibilities. Dance education leadership and program assessment skills desirable.
Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses such as Dance Technique, Theories of Teaching, Children’s Dance, Dance & Community Practice, Dance History, Graduate Pedagogy and Current Trends in Dance Education, and Research, as well as, advising undergraduate and graduate students and coordinating dance education programs and outreach. This faculty member should maintain artistic/pedagogical research and have an interest in collaborating with Denton/Dallas/Fort Worth high school dance departments and participating in national/international dance education organizations.
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