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Assistant or Associate Professor of Dance/Director of Dance
Ohio Northern University

Date Posted Jan. 18, 2019
Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Dance/Director of Dance
University Ohio Northern University
Ada, OH, United States
Department Theatre Arts
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Assistant or Associate Professor of Dance/Director of Dance

Posting Number: F000069
Classification: 3
Position Type: Full-Time Faculty
Department: Theatre Arts

Benefits Summary:
Benefit package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription insurance, Life insurance, Workers’ Compensation insurance, Unemployment insurance, and Total Disability insurance. Retirement: The University contributes 4% of the regular salary with up to 3% of additional matched contributions into the TIAA Retirement Program. Other benefits include tuition remission for employee, spouse, and employee’s dependent children under the age of 25 (this does not include the last two year of the PharmD program or the JD), and twenty days of paid medical leave per year.

Job Summary:
The successful candidate must be able to teach a variety of dance courses that could include Dance History, Dance Composition, Dance and Culture and teach dance technique in all levels in the areas of Modern and Ballet. Preference will be given to candidates with administrative and leadership skills, and knowledge in dance pedagogy, the ability to provide the vision for improvement of programs and course offerings, the supervision of adjuncts, staff and guest artists, management of budgets, student advising, service and participation in university governance, and recruiting of prospective students. The position requires additional skills in three of these areas: Somatics, Jazz, Tap, Social Dance, Musical Theatre Dance Styles, Hip Hop, and Folk Dance. The Department in Theatre Arts offers majors in International Theatre Production, Musical Theatre and Theatre with minors in Arts Administration, Dance, Design and Production, and Theatre. Collegiality and the ability to interact cooperatively with faculty and staff from multiple disciplines are essential.

Rank determined based on years of experience.
Ohio Northern University is seeking a dynamic individual to serve in the full-time tenure track position of Director of Dance, housed within the Department of Theatre Arts. The Dance Program features a "free standing" minor with over 25 students from all majors across the university and is strongly integrated with the Musical Theatre Major. The Dance Program has a vibrant guest artist program and produces two dance concerts per year and experience in choreography and rehearsal direction is required.

Principal Responsibilities:
Teaching courses in the area of dance and developing curriculum for the Dance Minor, directing the dance program, mentoring students and adjunct instructors, directing 2 dance concerts per year or choreographing for departmental musical theatre productions.

Required Skills:
Excellence in teaching and a strong foundation in dance pedagogy, the ability to conduct research, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to mentor students both inside and outside of the classroom.

Minimum Qualifications:
MFA in Dance or equivalent professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

College Description:
The Getty College of Arts and Sciences comprises seventeen departments offering over 50 majors that range from the liberal arts to a rich variety of pre-professional and professional programs. The College has a student-faculty ratio of 13:1; faculty and students collaborate closely in undergraduate research, creative works, and professional activities.

Appointment Length: 9-months

Closing Date: 02/22/2019

Open Until Filled: No

Status: Full-Time

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