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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Dance
Rutgers University

Date Posted Nov. 10, 2022
Title Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Dance
University Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Department Mason Gross School of the Arts, Dance
Application Deadline Dec. 1, 2022
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Dance

The Department of Dance, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, seeks candidates of national and international stature whose expertise demonstrates sustained engagement in dance practice with compelling evidence of interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching that centers equity and justice, and/or community engagement as social practice. We seek a colleague whose creative practice or scholarship embodies intersectional, anti-racist, and decolonial approaches to choreography, performance, scholarly research, or community engagement. Our new Movement Practices Curriculum, which decenters Eurocentric forms, offers students a wide array of studio practices that include African Diasporic, Classical/Traditional, Somatics, and Contemporary Fusion, and we seek a candidate who will bring technical expertise in these forms as well as practices that have been historically excluded from U.S. dance training in higher education. We welcome practitioners, culture bearers, or scholars who are immersed in the study or performance of Latino/a/x/e/Hispanic, Asian diasporic/Pacific Island, or Indigenous dance forms.

The candidate would extend the strengths of current faculty through excellence in teaching, mentoring and supervising students across various expressions of dance/performance, creative research and/or scholarly research. We are particularly interested in candidates who have evidence of inclusive teaching practices, who can work with students from diverse academic and sociocultural backgrounds and who can contribute to diversity and inclusion through a collaborative approach to their teaching, research, and service.


Successful candidates will pursue a substantive national and international research trajectory, including choreography or performance, publications and conference presentations, fellowship funding, and innovative social practice, among other activities. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the BFA program. Candidates will contribute to the mentorship, review, and assessment of capstone projects; teach studio courses in their area of dance practice; develop new courses; and participate in shared governance through committee service, and Dance Department project initiatives as required.


The position start date is September 1, 2023.

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Contact Information

  • Stephen Alexis
    Mason Gross School of the Arts, Dance
    Rutgers University
    85 George Street
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  • 848-932-1414


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