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Assistant Professor - Dance Technique & Choreography
Rutgers University

Date Posted Aug. 6, 2019
Title Assistant Professor - Dance Technique & Choreography
University Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Department Department of Dance
Application Deadline November 1st, 2019
Position Start Date September 1, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Dance

RANK: Full-time, 10-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Dance Department
SALARY: Commensurate with 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. Candidates should have a track record of distinguished performance, technical expertise in a dance form(s) distinct from ballet and modern/contemporary dance, and an emerging body of choreographic work demonstrating evidence of interdisciplinary inquiry and collaborative processes. The candidate would extend the strength of current faculty through pursuit of a substantive national and international research trajectory, including presentation of choreographic works, and acquisition of funding for creative research and collaboration, among other activities. Evidence of and teaching experience in critical pedagogy preferred.

DUTIES: Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the BFA and MFA programs. Candidates will teach studio courses in their area of dance practice distinct from modern/contemporary dance, as well as courses in dance improvisation, dance composition, and interdisciplinary research methods; mentor, review, and assess BFA and MFA thesis projects; create original works and/or set existing repertory on student dancers for faculty concerts; and develop new courses exploring contemporary performance. The department seeks candidates who can contribute to diversity and inclusion through a collaborative approach to their teaching, research, and service, by participating in shared governance through committee service as well as contributing to Dance Department project initiatives as required.

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 NJ, 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 deadline is November 1st, 2019. Please address cover letter to Professor Julia M. Ritter, Search Chair, Dance Department, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, 85 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Please submit cover letter, CV, a teaching philosophy, a research statement, sample syllabi for a course in dance improvisation and/or composition, and names of three references via PDF to:

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