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Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Dance and Dance Education
Rutgers University

Date Posted Aug. 6, 2019
Title Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Dance and Dance Education
University Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Department Department of Dance
Application Deadline September 15, 2019
Position Start Date September 1, 2020
  • Adjunct/Visiting Prof
    Assistant Professor
  • Dance

RANK: Full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Dance Department
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: Master’s or doctoral degree (MA, EdM, MAT, MFA, EdD, PhD)
SALARY: Commensurate with educational background and experience
STARTING DATE: September 1, 2020

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Department of Dance, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, seeks candidates of national and international stature to fill the position of Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Dance and Dance Education and support our robust EdM Program in Dance Education. Qualifications include:

  • PK-12 dance teacher certification (any state) and a minimum of five years of full-time PK-12 dance teaching experience
  • PK-12 teaching experience in urban settings working with culturally diverse populations, English language learners and students with special needs
  • Fluency with culturally responsive pedagogy emphasizing access, diversity, equity and inclusion in educational settings
  • Experience teaching in post-secondary education
  • Documented experience with mentoring and evaluating student teachers
  • Knowledge of PK-12 educational learning standards, teacher evaluation systems, teacher certification policy and edTPA exam preparation
  • Emerging/Substantial scholarship and leadership in dance education with national and international scope
  • Proficiency with leading teacher advancement initiatives with state, national and international scope
  • Certification in Laban Studies and other somatic approaches
  • Strong pedagogical, organizational, administrative and interpersonal skills
  • Also desirable: choreography and production experience; teaching competency in multiple dance forms-especially dance form(s) distinct from ballet and modern/contemporary

DUTIES: Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the EdM Dance Education program. The faculty member will teach dance pedagogy courses such as Curriculum Design and Assessment for Dance, Dance Technique Pedagogy, Creative Dance and Choreography Pedagogy, Embodied Dance History Pedagogy, Introduction to Research in Dance Education, Internship Seminar and Leadership in Dance Education. The faculty member will also be responsible for administrative and field-based initiatives, including supervision of student teaching interns, participating in recruitment efforts, shared governance through committee work and supporting Dance EdM partnership initiatives. Based on qualifications, additional duties might include teaching classes in the BFA program.

Rutgers University is a part of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, and a leading public research university. Mason Gross School of the Arts is the premier arts conservatory of New Jersey, with departments of Art & Design, Dance, Music, Theater and Filmmaking and encompassing an Extension Division and Rutgers Arts Online. It is located within easy access of New York City. Recognized as the leading higher education dance program in the state of New Jersey, the Dance Department fosters excellence at the intersection of dance performance, creative achievement, and research inquiry. Facilities include 6 dance studios, 225-seat studio theater, and a shared 350-seat proscenium theater. Additional performance venues and studio teaching facilities forthcoming in 2019 as part of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. Excellent print and media library collections. For more information:

Mason Gross Dance is committed to engendering and supporting inclusivity, difference, equity, and excellence in a vibrant pedagogical and artistic community situated in one of the country’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from those who share this vision and whose backgrounds, demonstrated experience, and interests align with this commitment within public education and the arts.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Application deadline is September 15, 2019. Please address cover letter to Professor Frederick Curry, Search Chair, Dance Department, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, 85 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Please submit letter of application, CV, teaching philosophy, work sample, and three references via PDF to:

  • Rutgers University is an affirmative-action-equal-opportunity employer.

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