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Assistant Professor in Dance

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Categories: Faculty
Department: Department of Dance

The Dance Department at Davidson College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Dance, beginning July 1, 2023. Applicants should have a terminal degree (MFA or PhD), a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate pedagogy, and a desire to teach dance practices and Dance Studies in a liberal arts environment.

We seek a dance scholar/practitioner with a dynamic physical practice and an active creative/research agenda, who will bring new courses into our curricular offerings and collaborate with faculty and students in expanding our vibrant campus dance community. The successful candidate will teach five courses a year (four courses in the first year), including courses in the current curriculum (Introduction to Dance Studies, Dance Composition, or Dance Repertory, for example) and original classes for the schedule. To contribute to the departmental commitment to teaching at the intersections of dance practice and theory, proposed courses will include:

  1. a clearly defined dance practice (field open, but must be in diasporic, hybrid, or non-Western forms), which is taught alongside its socio-historical context;
  2. dance-centered courses that draw upon the candidate’s areas of artistic and/or scholarly research and expand the current curricular offerings

We are especially interested in classes that situate dance in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary conversations (history, cultural studies, critical theory, performance studies, etc.), as well as those that situate dance as a discipline that invites conversations about diversity, equity, community, and social justice. We expect the candidate to participate in co-curricular production activities and mentor a diverse population of students.

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. Please see our website for more details: https://www.davidson.edu/about/commitment-diversity-and-inclusion

Apply online at: https://employment.davidson.edu. Applications should include: 1) a cover letter that links the candidate’s training and experience with the details of the position, 2) a CV, 3) a brief statement of teaching philosophy, including discussion of the candidate’s understanding of diversity and inclusion within the field, 4) a brief document that outlines two potential courses (one practice-based, one research/creative-based), the candidate would be prepared to bring into the curriculum, and (5) a sample of their writing and/or links to creative research. Applicants must have terminal degree in hand by July 1, 2023.  The form will ask for the names/contacts of three references, however, they will not be contacted until a short list has been decided upon.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022. Search will remain open until filled; for full consideration, be sure to have application submitted by that date. Inquiries about the position can be directed to Alison Bory, Chair, Dance (albory@davidson.edu).

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.

 

 

 

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