Assistant Professor – Dance (Non-Western, Urban) (Tenure Track)
Department of Theatre and Dance
The Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a full-time, tenure track assistant professor of dance beginning Fall 2017. The candidate will join an energetic 16-person theatre and dance faculty and staff, teaching the equivalent of 12-credit hours per semester in the areas of non-western dance technique (African, Afro-Cuban, Caribbean, Indian, or Polynesian) and urban dance styles (hip-hop, breakdancing, etc.), additional technique courses based on areas of expertise and departmental needs (ballet, modern or jazz), and dance theory courses: Performance and Perspectives on World Dance, Dance Technology, Dance History, Aesthetics of Movement, and Dance Appreciation. The candidate will also choreograph at a professional level for all main stage dance concerts, mentor both BFA and BA dance student choreographers, assist in department recruitment activities, as well as advise dance majors and serve on department and university committees as assigned, while continuing outside professional endeavors.
The program maintains approximately 170 BFA and BA majors and operates in the world-class River Campus as part of the prestigious Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts. The university is NAST-accredited and is middle stages of seeking accreditation from NASD.
• MFA or Ph.D. in Dance (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)
• Experience teaching in a college or university program as a graduate assistant, instructor, assistant professor or above
• Proven record of successful teaching in non-Western dance techniques (e.g., African, Afro-Cuban, Caribbean, Indian, Polynesian)
• Proven record of successful teaching urban dance styles (e.g., urban, breakdancing)
• Evidence of ability to teach jazz, modern, or ballet
• Evidence of ability to teach dance theory courses (e.g., Performance and Perspectives on World Dance, Dance Technology, Dance History, Aesthetics of Movement, Dance Appreciation)
• Proven record of significant professional experience as a choreographer
• Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated desire to recruit and retain dance majors
• Demonstrated ability to organize and manage university and outside professional committees
• Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
• Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities
As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.
Required Information & Deadline:
Application Deadline: This position is available August 1, 2017 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by September 30, 2016.
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• Letter of interest addressing position qualifications
• Current curriculum vitae
• Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
• Online link to personal or other websites demonstrating quality work as a choreographer and dancer
• Names, telephone numbers, addresses, and e-mail addresses of three professional references
University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 11,500 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.