Assistant Professor of Dance

Sam Houston State University

United States

December 20, 2021

Description

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Posting Details Position Title Assistant Professor of Dance

Requisition 202100142F Rank Assistant Professor FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Category Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track College College of Arts & Media Department Dept. of Dance Open Date 11/01/2021 Quicklink https: // shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/29174

Contact Name Jennifer Pontius

Title

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

Contact Phone 936-294-1875 Contact Email dance@shsu.edu

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The Department of Dance at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Dance at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2022.

Responsibilities: Teach daily a dance technique class (ballet, contemporary, jazz, and/or world dance forms) and able to teach choreography courses. The candidate must also contribute significantly to the MFA program by teaching graduate level coursework and serving on/chairing thesis committees. Based on departmental needs and the individual's area of specialization, other courses assigned could include anatomy/kinesiology for dance, dance history and theories, dance pedagogy, or dance technologies and production. Demonstrated potential for distinguished creative and/or publication required.

Educational Requirements for the Position

MFA or PhD in Dance.

Experience Required for the Position

Minimum two years of experience teaching at the college level is required.

Experience teaching at the college level is required. Professional experience in performance and/or choreography is highly desired.

Other Requirements for the Position

Other duties: All Department of Dance faculty members must develop creative and/or scholarly research that demonstrates continuing growth of regional, national and international visibility. Creating choreography or staging repertory for departmental productions each semester is also required. The applicant must work collegially with others and be committed to mentoring students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with individuals from all communities and cultures is required, with commitment to encourage and support diversity. The successful candidate must be an inspiring teacher and artist/scholar who will make strong contributions to the department's mission through excellence in teaching, creative work and/or publication, and commitment to service and community engagement.

Service is an integral aspect of the position. Departmental service encompasses responsibilities of student advisement and mentoring (undergraduate and graduate), active recruitment and regular participation in departmental audition process for both the BFA and MFA programs. In addition to the centrality of departmental service, tenure-track and tenured dance faculty also serve on college and university committees.

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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.

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