Lecturer Dance, Full-time (Multiyear)
The Department of Theatre & Dance seeks a full-time Lecturer in Dance Education. This is an ongoing line at the Lecturer rank with possibility (pending approval) for conversion to Tenure Track. The Dance Program at Muhlenberg College is a dynamic, large, physically and intellectually rigorous program. Candidates should have a terminal degree (MFA, PhD, EdD) and a significant record of achievement as a dance educator and pedagogy specialist.
Duties include teaching courses in dance education, serving as director of our onsite children’s community dance program, mentoring student teachers, collaborating with the community service office and local school system. The position requires teaching in one or more dance techniques and ideally the ability to teach in any one of the following areas: history/cultural/performance studies, dance science, production, film/video/media, circus arts, or other dance-aligned fields of investigation. The capacity to incorporate diverse perspectives into theory and studio courses coupled with a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts learning is required. The successful candidate must be a collaborator and mentor with strong communication skills and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. Additional duties include participation in student recruiting, academic advising, and departmental and college committee assignments.
Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is an excellent liberal arts college located in Allentown, PA, a diverse city of 116,000 near a variety of urban and rural attractions, about 50 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of NYC. The Dance program serves approximately 100 dance majors, dance minors as well as the larger college population. The department approaches the genre broadly and inclusively and offers four major concentrations: Performance, Composition, Dance Education, and Dance Science. An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. For additional information about Muhlenberg’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, applicants can find the latest updates to the College’s Diversity Strategic Plan at this link: https://www.muhlenberg.edu/main/aboutus/president/initiatives/diversityatmu…
The position begins fall semester 2019. Competitive salary and benefits. Electronic applications should include: cover letter; curriculum vitae; teaching philosophy; a statement describing experiences with and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusiveness; sample syllabi if possible; and names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references. Please send materials to Kiyaana Jones (email@example.com). Screening begins January 21, 2019.
Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check.