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Assistant Professor - Department of Dance - IRC7515
Texas Woman's University

  • Jun. 9, 2017
  • Assistant Professor - Department of Dance - IRC7515
  • Department of Dance
  • Texas Woman's University
    Denton, TX
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Sep. 1, 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • Dance
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Review of Applications will begin October 2, 2017, and position will remain open until filled.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Department of Dance at Texas Woman’s University invites applications for the full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Dance starting in Fall 2018. The successful candidate will have a PhD in dance or a closely related field with a strong emphasis in dance. The department seeks an individual with innovative ideas about the integration of theory and practice in art making, research, and pedagogy, as well as a commitment to transdisciplinary inquiry and the examination of research methodologies across multiple contexts and dance practices. An active research agenda, expertise in qualitative modes of inquiry, and an ability to work with a diverse, multi-ethnic student body are a must. Additionally, preference will be given to candidates with an active movement practice who can teach multiple levels of studio courses in one or more of the following dance forms: African Diaspora, Latinx and Latin American, Indigenous, Middle-Eastern, Asian, or other forms of dance.

Applicants must have teaching experience, scholarship, and a service record commensurate with appointment at the rank of assistant professor in an accredited dance program. Strong applicants will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, potential to direct doctoral-level research, and an interest in graduate education offered in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats. They will also have a record of regional and national presentations and an emerging publication portfolio. Furthermore, strong candidates will demonstrate the interest and potential to engage in active service to the department, university, and profession.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the PhD in Dance program, including directing doctoral dissertation research. Candidate should also be able to teach selected BA, MA and MFA courses. Additionally, contribution to developing new online courses for the University core curriculum and teaching at least one studio course per semester is necessary.

Advising doctoral students, serving on graduate committees, supporting the choreography/ performance mission, participating in shared governance through committee service, and making substantive contributions to the Department of Dance recruitment/retention plan and project initiatives are required. The candidate must also show clear potential for scholarly productivity in the form of research publications and presentations in national and/or international forums.

Texas Woman’s University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation’s largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university that emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. Dance is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, which has thirty five percent of TWU’s graduate and undergraduate population of over 14,000. TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 100,500), located 35 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This metroplex, the nation’s ninth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at http//

  • Texas Woman’s University strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

    Texas Woman’s University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran’s status, or against qualified disabled persons.

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  • Mary Williford-Shade
    Department of Dance
    Texas Woman's University
    Pob 425708
    Denton, TX 76204
  • 940-898-2082
  • 940-898-2098


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