The School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts (PVFA) at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, tenure/tenure-track position as an associate professor or professor (tenure-track or with qualifications appropriate for tenure review upon hire at the rank of associate professor or professor) with a nine-month academic appointment beginning fall 2023. Current advanced assistant professors may be considered if they hold the qualifications appropriate for promotion to associate professor upon hire.
The school and the Dance Science and Performing Arts Section seek an individual who demonstrates expertise in dance science including but not limited to expertise in biomechanics, anatomy, conditioning, injury prevention and care, and somatic practices. Individuals who are interested in multi-disciplinary research are highly desired. Applicants who can demonstrate research and/or teaching which connects dance science research and studio application are strongly encouraged to apply. The competitive applicant would also demonstrate ability to possibly teach additional courses in at least one or more of the following: modern, ballet, jazz, African, hip-hop, dance history, dance pedagogy, creative movement for children, or Pilates. Preference will be given to candidates who integrate dance psychology into their research and/or teaching.
Candidates are expected to develop and maintain competitive research activities, teach undergraduate courses in dance and dance science, develop and implement new curriculum pertaining to the PVFA School programs particularly in the area of dance science, and contribute to academic service.
The School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts is a new school within the Texas A&M University System and has a diverse and dynamic mission with over 60 faculty and 15 staff members and a projected exponential growth in the next 5 years. The school was formed from three departments/programs spread across the university: the Department of Visualization, the Department of Performance Studies, and the Dance Science Program. The mission of the school places a heavy emphasis on faculty and student collaboration and interdisciplinary work in both scholarly and creative research. Texas A&M University leadership has charged the new school with developing innovative research and creative works, public performances, and degree offerings at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels that build upon our strength in merging art and science. The new school is projected to move into a new, $175m state-of-the-art visual and performing arts center with construction slated to begin in 2024.
Candidates should hold an MFA or Ph.D. in dance science or other related fields. The potential for research productivity and grantsmanship should be apparent in the application. Preference will be given to individuals with university teaching experience, demonstrated experience in dance science, student mentorship, and a desire to participate in multidisciplinary research activities.
Interested individuals should apply through Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/116272
and submit the following materials:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of research interests and goals
- Teaching Philosophy
- A link to a video example of teaching or research presentation
- Contact information for at least three references including names, phone numbers, and email addresses.
Review of applications will begin 30 days after job posting and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to Carisa Armstrong, Program Director for Dance Science (firstname.lastname@example.org