The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of New Mexico has a tenure track opening in Dance Studies/Contemporary Dance beginning August 2019.
RANK: Assistant Professor: Dance Studies/Contemporary Dance
This is a probationary position leading to a tenure decision.
The Dance Program at the University of New Mexico offers the following degrees: BA in Dance with designated concentrations in Contemporary and Flamenco; MA in Theatre and Dance with a concentration in Dance History and Criticism; MFA in Dance; BA in Interdisciplinary Arts, in collaboration with other departments. The University of New Mexico is a Hispanic-enrolling institution in a minority/majority state. The Dance Program and University are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service.
Teaching: Teach three courses per semester at undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of dance/performance studies, western dance history from a multicultural perspective, and contemporary/modern dance technique. Ability to teach one or more of the following is welcome: transnational dance form(s); African diasporic dance form(s); dance appreciation; dance pedagogy; writing about dance; conditioning for dancers; dance kinesiology; choreography; improvisation; dance and technology.
Research: Maintain research, scholarly, and/or creative activity that leads to publication and/or performance via appropriate platforms. Practice-as-research and community-engaged research are welcome.
Service: Collaborate with faculty and lead initiatives regarding development of undergraduate and graduate dance curriculum and building strong MFA and MA degrees; mentor and advise undergraduate dance majors; advise graduate students and serve on thesis and dissertation committees; mentor undergraduate and graduate choreography and research projects; direct dance concerts in rotation with other dance faculty members; serve on various departmental, college, and university committees.
A) PhD complete or pending in dance studies, performance studies, or related field
B) Two years experience teaching lecture and/or studio classes at the university level in two of the following: modern/contemporary dance technique; dance/performance studies; dance history; writing about dance; dance appreciation
A) Three years experience teaching at the university level in two or more of the following: dance/performance studies; western dance history from a multicultural perspective; contemporary/modern dance technique; transnational dance form(s); African diasporic dance form(s); dance appreciation; dance pedagogy; writing about dance; conditioning for dancers; dance kinesiology; choreography; improvisation; dance and technology
B) Evidence of research in area(s) of expertise with proof of peer-reviewed publication and/or professional performance
C) Clear research agenda
D) Academic administrative experience
E) A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
F) Grant writing experience
APPLICATION and DEADLINE: Complete applications will include 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching statement, 4) research statement, 5) links to videos of creative work and/or copies of scholarly publications, and 6) names and contact information of three references. Finalists may be asked at a later date to furnish further information including course syllabi, additional copies of creative or scholarly work, and/or letters of recommendation.
For best consideration, complete applications must be received by September 10, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.
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