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Assistant Professor in Dance
Amherst College

Date Posted Oct. 16, 2018
Title Assistant Professor in Dance
University Amherst College
Amherst, MA, United States
Department Department of Theater and Dance
Application Deadline Nov. 1, 2018
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Dance

The Department of Theater and Dance at AMHERST COLLEGE invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in dance, beginning July 1, 2019. Given Amherst’s commitment to cultivating a challenging and inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students representing a broad range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients, and 44 percent are U.S. students of color. The successful applicant will join a student-oriented department that emphasizes collaboration and the interdisciplinary nature of scholarship and artistic practice in a liberal arts setting.

The ideal candidate will be actively engaged in an artistic practice that reflects innovations in the field of contemporary dance. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The primary responsibilities of the position include teaching beginning to advanced modern/contemporary technique, courses in dance history and theory, and courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise, which could include (but are not limited to): fusion forms (approaches that combine modern dance with other dance traditions/vocabularies); interdisciplinary performance (dance and digital technologies, design, theater, etc.); and dance as it relates to other academic disciplines. An MFA (or PhD) in Dance and a strong record of professional experience are expected. Additional responsibilities include regularly creating new choreography for students, advising student theses, and requisite service responsibilities (advising, departmental meetings and serving on college committees). The successful candidate will also be expected to actively participate in the shared administration of the Five College Dance Department.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by November 1 will be assured of full consideration. Please submit an electric application to including a cover letter, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, sample syllabus, teaching statement, and examples of choreography and scholarship (if applicable).

Amherst is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than two hundred faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium. Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff to ensure that full participation and inclusion are an integral part of the culture of the institution.

  • Amherst College does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs and activities on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression, and gender identity), age, disability, genetic information, military service, or any other characteristic or class protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Amherst College complies with all state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Inquiries should be addressed to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Amherst College, P.O. Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002-5000.

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  • Human Resources
    Department of Theater and Dance
    Amherst College
    PO Box 5000
    Amherst, MA 01002
  • 4135422372


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