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Faculty - Tenure Track - Modern Dance
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Nov. 8, 2019
Title Faculty - Tenure Track - Modern Dance
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department Modern/Contemporary Dance
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Assistant Professor
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Faculty - Tenure Track - Modern Dance

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)


Utah Valley University's Department of Dance invites applicant submissions for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the Modern/Contemporary Dance program beginning Fall 2020. The mission of the Department of Dance is to foster academic and artistic excellence through an intensive technical and reflective study of dance. Anchored in a common core curriculum, with several areas of emphasis, our program provides a rich and stimulating environment where students cultivate their technical, aesthetic, creative and scholarly potential. We value superior (engaged) teaching, which promotes dance as an artistic and cultural expression that has the power to enrich and transform the individual, community and society.

Under the direction of the Department Chair and Modern/Contemporary Dance Program Coordinator, a successful candidate will educate in a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for students to develop their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives in the Department of Dance core curriculum and Modern/Contemporary Dance Program. A successful candidate will be able to teach across the curriculum, including technique, theory, and online courses.

Required Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited institution with an MFA degree in Dance or a related field plus two years of related experience required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of subject matter and course content, as well as recruitment, advisement and placement.
  • Knowledge assessing student learning capabilities and learning styles
  • Skill in mentoring and advising students
  • Skill in assessing student talents
  • Skill in directing student performance groups and mentoring student choreography
  • Grant writing and administrative skill highly desirable
  • Ability to design and teach courses in all levels of Modern Technique and Theory, as well as general arts education courses.
  • Ability to design curriculum and teach in at least two of the following areas:
  • Composition/Improvisation, Dance conditioning, Laban Movement Analysis/Bartenieff Fundamentals, * Dance Pedagogy, World Dance.

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduation with a terminal degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Normally will have produced creative work, professional writing or research in refereed and other professional journals.

Physical Requirements:

Work is normally performed in a typical studio/classroom environment

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $50,000 - $55,000 DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC59118 Dance Faculty

Open Date: 11/06/2019

Review Start Date: 12/06/2019

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

Please list a minimum of three references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.

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