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Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance

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Categories: Faculty
Department: Department of Dance

Davidson College is requiring new employees hired into jobs posted after August 1, 2021, and all employees with a start date on or later than September 1, 2021, to be vaccinated to help protect the health and safety of our community. New employees will be required to submit proof of at least the first dose of a vaccine on or before their start date and proof of full vaccination no later than 5 weeks after their start date.  Please see the full new hire vaccination policy here.

The Department of Dance at Davidson College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position, beginning July 1, 2022. Applicants should have a terminal degree (MFA or PhD), a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate pedagogy, and a sincere desire to teach dance in a liberal arts environment.

We seek an active dance scholar/practitioner, who will serve our current curriculum and bring new courses to the Dance Department at Davidson. The successful candidate will teach five classes a year, including courses we presently offer (Introduction to Dance Studies, Dance Repertory, and Dance Composition, for example), as well as developing new courses for our schedule. To contribute to the departmental commitment to the intersections of dance practice and theory, new courses should include dance technique at a variety of levels (field open, but preference given to diasporic and non-Western forms) and courses that draw upon the candidate’s areas of artistic and/or scholarly research (cultural studies, critical theory, performance studies, multimedia performance, etc.). We are especially interested in classes that situate dance scholarship and dance practice within clearly articulated interdisciplinary conversations. A successful candidate will also participate in production activities and mentor a diverse population of students.

Apply online only at To ensure full consideration, please submit complete application materials by February 15, 2022. Requested materials include: 1) a cover letter that links the candidate’s training and experience with the details of this position, 2) a brief statement of teaching philosophy, including discussion of the candidate’s understanding of diversity and inclusion within the field, 3) a C.V., 4) names of three references willing to submit letters of recommendation. Inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Alison Bory (

Davidson College is a residential, four-year liberal arts college, located 20 miles from Charlotte, N.C. Davidson faculty members enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of pedagogical excellence, and outstanding facilities. We uphold a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity, encourages educational excellence, promotes student-faculty collaborative research, and prioritizes inclusive pedagogy. Davidson College is an ideal workplace for those interested in interdisciplinary collaboration, community building, and pedagogical development.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

We welcome applications from teacher-scholars who share these convictions. 



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