Reed College

Assistant Professor of Dance

Reed College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Dance Studies to begin Fall 2015.Salary is competitive, including benefits and support for travel and research.

We seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level and a lively program of scholarship. The position is focused in Dance Studies but will include a limited amount of studio teaching.The successful candidate would teach five courses over two semesters, including introductory dance history, junior seminar in dance studies, and three additional dance studies and studio courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. The candidate will also contribute to the development of an incipient dance major program that recognizes the cultural diversity of the field. Our pedagogy emphasizes the integration of theory and practice; the ideal candidate would seek to enhance work in the classroom with embodied activities and work in the studio with contextual study.As a small, collaborative department, members of the dance faculty contribute to the supervision of undergraduate capstone theses and production of performances and events with students and visiting artists.Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand or near completion. Information on the department is available at

Reed College is a small, distinguished liberal arts institution committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Reed students are known for their outstanding intellectual engagement and creativity. Reed’s new Performing Arts Building, opened in Fall 2013, provides a vital facility for new initiatives in the performing arts and for fostering interdisciplinary opportunities across the college. Portland, Oregon has a thriving artistic community, numerous dance companies, a major dance presenting organization and an international performing arts festival. The expansion of Reed’s dance program will allow us new opportunities to interface with Portland’s artistic community.

Please submit a letter of application describing your teaching, scholarly and/or artistic interests, CV, sample syllabi for an introductory dance history course, upper-division dance studies course and studio course, examples of scholarly and/or artistic work, and three letters of recommendation to Reed College is a community that believes cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your letter of application, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or community service might support Reed College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement (

Review of applications will begin January 26, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position is contingent on expected funding. Questions may be addressed to Carla Mann, chair of the search committee, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed College values diversity and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

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Denison University

Department of Dance Position Opening

The Department of Dance at Denison University seeks a full-time, three-year replacement position in a small, but vibrant department that balances Eurocentric and Africanist values, movement practices, and dance studies. We are most keen on hiring someone with writing expertise, and for whom contributing to the teaching of writing in the discipline will be a priority.

The successful candidate will be able to teach all levels of a modern/postmodern movement practice, and any three of the following: Composition, Cultural Studies (a topics course on some aspect of dance history), Movement Analysis (Laban-based), and Somatics (Body-Mind Centering, Feldenkrais, Ideokinesis, etc. preferred). Preference will be given to candidates who are certified in either movement analysis or somatics. The department also offers a Seminar in Production and Performance courses; these are very welcome additions to the candidate’s teaching expertise.

The successful candidate will join a faculty of three who, jointly, offer African/Diaspora movement practices, modern/postmodern movement practices, multiple approaches to cultural studies, multiple approaches compositional studies, various forays into Laban-based movement analysis and notation, Ideokinesis and Body-Mind Centering-based somatic explorations, and senior level methodology, research, analysis, and reflection.

About the Department

Dance Department faculty believe the study of dance in a liberal arts setting raises awareness of both personal and communal engagement through creative and critical exploration. Thus, our mission for the students is the development of personal movement discoveries, the acquisition of formal research methodologies, and the cultivation of ambassadorship and leadership advanced through various disciplinary practices of dance. We intend to nurture the development of agency, self-expression, and respect for ambiguity and risk-taking. We hold that the integration of movement practices and dance studies are central in expanding awareness and respect for all persons fostering the building of community in both artistic and scholarly practices.

Permanent faculty include: Gill Wright Miller, PhD (Chair), Sandra Mathern-Smith, MFA, and Stafford C. Berry, MFA. Facilities include an independent building in the Fine Arts division that houses two studios, and the shared use of a third studio in the center of the campus’s academic buildings. We also share a computer lab dedicated to the arts. We are supported by an Academic Assistant, a Resident Musician, and a Director of Digital Technologies. Our division houses the departments of Visual Arts and Culture, Cinema, Dance, Music, and Theatre.

About Denison University

Since it was founded in 1831, Denison University has been committed to inspiring and educating students to become autonomous thinkers, discerning moral agents and active citizens of a democratic society. Through an emphasis on active learning, Denison engages students in the liberal arts, which fosters self-determination and demonstrates the transformative power of education.

At this private, residential liberal arts school in Granville, Ohio, there are approximately 2,100 students, 170 student organizations, 48 courses of study and 11 pre-professional programs. Students have the option to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts, Science or Fine Arts. Also the 360-acre Biological Reserve with pre-made trails right next to campus to provides a way to enjoy nature year round.

Nearby Institutions of Higher Education

There are several other colleges and universities nearby with whom faculty are able to collaborate. The Ohio State University, a large research institute, houses a large dance department and the Dance Notation Bureau Extension. Just over an hour is Ohio University. Both have graduate schools in dance. The area also houses several liberal arts colleges with Dance faculty: Kenyon, Ohio Wesleyan, and Otterbein are within easy driving distance of less than an hour. Oberlin is about two hours away.

About Granville

Granville is a 200-year-old community that is home to many shops, restaurants, taverns and cafes just waiting to be explored. The center of the village is a very short walk from campus. Main Street hosts a block-long Farmer’s Market, summer into fall each Saturday morning. Only a 35 minute drive from campus is the state capital, Columbus. This bustling Ohio of 1.5 million hosts city concerts, performing arts, museums, professional sport games, parks, golf, movies, and dining.

Nearest Large Metropolitan Area

Columbus, Ohio, state capital and home of the Wexner Center and the Martin Luther King Jr. Arts Complex, is only 40 minutes west of Granville. Artists from both presenting venues are in constant affiliation with Denison University’s Dance Department.

Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, three year term, full-time

Qualifications: PhD/PhD(abd) or MFA is required; Writing in the discipline expertise necessary

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Application Deadline: Review of applicants begins December 15, 2014.

Date of Hire: August 2015–May 2018

Apply here:

Inquiries: Beth White, Academic Administrative & Production Assistant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To achieve our mission as liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. EOE/AA Employer

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Texas Christian University


Texas Christian University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Fine Arts. The University seeks a visionary leader who embodies the excellence of TCU’s College of Fine Arts and will advance the national stature of the College.

TCU is located in Fort Worth, Texas, the 16th largest city in the country (located in a metropolitan area of more than 6 million), which is known for its world-class culture in the arts, education, and entertainment. The University has over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and the College of Fine Arts has approximately 800 undergraduate and 70 graduate students in Master’s and Doctoral programs. The College is comprised of five outstanding academic units: the School of Art, the School for Classical & Contemporary Dance, the Department of Interior Design & Merchandising, the School of Music, and the Department of Theatre.

The Dean is the chief executive officer of the College, and reports to the Provost of the University. The Dean is responsible for the administrative and academic functions of the College, and serves as the leading advocate for the faculty, staff, students and programs to the community and other external constituencies. Successful candidates will have demonstrated leadership qualities, including the ability to: attract and inspire distinguished faculty, talented staff and outstanding students; cultivate and maintain relationships with the external community; and increase gifts, endowment, and other significant revenue sources.

For further information on TCU see, and for further information on the TCU College of Fine Arts see Requests for additional information should be directed to: Dr. Harry Parker, Chair, College of Fine Arts, Dean’s Search Committee, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new Dean is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by January 1, 2015 to the address below.

R. William Funk & Associates
c/o TCU CC
100 Highland Park Village, Suite 200
Dallas, Texas 75205
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Fax: 214/295-3312

TCU and the College of Fine Arts are affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Arizona State University

Clinical Assistant Professor of Dance Collections and Ethnochoreology—School of Film, Dance and Theatre
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University

The School of Film, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks a scholar/researcher/archivist to act as Curator for the Cross Cultural Dance Resources Collection and to teach courses in research methods and related fields. This position is a full-time non-tenure-track appointment at the clinical assistant professor level beginning fall 2015.

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation at a research university, is a vibrant example of the of the New American University philosophy. With 4,700 students, more than 675 faculty and faculty associates, 135 degrees and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art; School of Arts, Media + Engineering; The Design School; School of Film, Dance and Theatre; School of Music; and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, the Herberger Institute is committed to placing artists and designers at the center of public life.

The School of Film, Dance and Theatre is a collaborative community of artists, scholars, students, faculty and staff. Through inventive curricula and innovative programming, we are paving the way to the future of film, dance, and theatre. At the center of our philosophy are the four "Cs": creativity, community, collaboration and collegiality. We build on these core values in our classrooms and studios, research endeavors, public programming and community engagement. Each year we present a season of productions that push the boundaries of contemporary theatre and dance and an annual student film festival that highlights the best emerging talent in digital film and media production.

Facilities include two film and media production teaching studios, high definition and digital video equipment, three editing labs, a sound editing lab, the 482-seat Galvin Playhouse with adjacent scene, costume, and lighting shops, the 250-seat Margaret Gisolo Dance Studio, the 162-seat Lyceum Theatre, the flexible Prism Theatre, and six classroom/rehearsal studios with marley floors.

With over 400 undergraduate film majors, over 250 undergraduate theatre majors, 100 undergraduate dance majors and over 50 graduate theatre students, the School of Film, Dance and Theatre is a dynamic teaching, learning, and discovery environment in which production and curriculum are mutually supportive.

The Cross-Cultural Dance Resources (CCDR) Collections at the Herberger Institute School of Film, Dance and Theatre stands as a monument to the study of dance in cultural contexts and is particularly strong in the allied fields of dance ethnology, including: ethnochoreology, ethnomusicology, dance notation, anthropology, religious studies, sociology, area studies, and more. The uniqueness of the Collections is only further augmented by virtue of its diversity: equal parts library, archives, and museum (including hundreds of objects of material cultures, such as: costumes, musical instruments, and dolls). Central to its key archival holdings are the collected resources of Eleanor King and Gertrude Prokosch Kurath, enhanced by the personal archives of Joann Keali‘inohomoku and Elsie Ivancich Dunin.

The successful candidate will, in collaboration with faculty in the dance and performance studies areas, manage the Cross-Cultural Dance Collections of the School of Film, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University. The faculty member in this position is also responsible for planning and coordinating the cataloging, access, preservation, and automation of the CCDR Collections. Other duties involve developing new projects for the use of and access to instructional and research resources related to the CCDR Collections, teaching classes on research methods and/or ethnochoreology/dance ethnography, and providing research assistance and resources to scholars in the use of the collections.

Required Qualifications:

MA or MFA in Dance, or related area and/or PhD in Performance Studies, Ethnochoreology, or related area. Demonstrated experience in managing performing arts collections including familiarity with quality and preservation, as well as the ability to apply new digital technologies to the development of instructional, study and research methods in Dance and in other academic disciplines.

Desired Qualifications:

Masters of Library Sciences or other certification in library sciences, archives, or collections. College teaching experience, particularly in the areas of research methods, ethnography, ethnochoreology. Demonstrated experience in the curation or organization of activities including, but not limited to, colloquia, exhibitions, panels, conferences, and/or performances. Demonstrated experience in grantwriting and cultivation of other resources for collections and archives. Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with others in teaching and/or research capacities. Evidence of excellent organizational skills. Knowledge of languages, movement practices, and other information related to the Southwest United States region.

Instructions to Apply:

Please submit a letter of interest, addressing creative research, teaching and work experience. Include curriculum vita with the name and contacts of three (3) references.

Applications by email are preferred. Submit all materials to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applications sent via mail must be addressed to:

School of Film, Dance and Theatre
Chair, Collections Search Committee c/o Elizabeth Olson
PO Box 872002
Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 85287-2002

Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your materials returned.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 11:59pm (MST), December 15th, 2014; if not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at See ASU’s Title IX policy at

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University at Buffalo

Chairperson, Florida State University School of Dance, Department of Theatre & Dance, College of Arts and Sciences

Assistant Professor of Dance Studies

Start Date: August 2015

The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University at Buffalo,, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance Studies. We seek a dance scholar who will maintain a robust research agenda and establish themselves as a leader and innovator in the field. This individual will significantly contribute teaching expertise to our graduate study and undergraduate Dance programs and will actively participate in ongoing curriculum development, including the design and implementation of a new MFA Dance program.

Minimum requirements:

Ph.D. in Dance Studies, Performance Studies, or related field; and college teaching experience. Candidates with an MFA degree will be considered if background is well matched to the responsibilities of the position.

Specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates whose research focuses on the integration of theory and practice; embodied inquiry; and/or social, cultural and/or global perspectives. Our new colleague will teach a regular course load (4 per year), including history and theory, with opportunities to develop courses in the candidate's area of specialization. Individuals with additional expertise in teaching studio courses are highly encouraged to apply. All Dance faculty mentor student research and creative activities; contribute to departmental dance concerts as director or choreographer; and provide service to the department or university as appropriate. We strongly encourage applicants who will enhance the diversity of the University at Buffalo through their research, teaching, and service.

The Department of Theatre & Dance is a hub for interdisciplinary arts activity within the university, intersecting with Music, Visual Studies, Media Study, Architecture, and Poetry among others. In addition to its regular production season, UB Dance, housed in the Center for the Arts, actively partners with University entities, including the Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies, the Center for 21st Century Music and the Electronic Poetry Center. UB Dance provides a nurturing and challenging artistic community that equally emphasizes strong academic education and intensive dance training. The BA and BFA dance degrees offer in-depth curriculums with creative tracks that prepare students for a broad range of professional careers.

Buffalo, NY is a vibrant arts and cultural center that includes over twenty theatres, several professional and community dance organizations, and numerous art galleries. It is home to well-known organizations, including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, ArtPark, Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Center, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Just Buffalo Literary Center, Burchfield Penney Art Center and more. Buffalo is centrally located, with easy access to major metropolitan hubs in the Northeast including New York City, Boston, Chicago, Toronto and Montreal. Located on Lake Erie, just south of Niagara Falls, Buffalo's surrounding natural areas, state parks, beaches, rivers and ski areas provide abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation and leisure.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter; detailed CV; research statement; teaching philosophy; two work samples (one of which must be a written document); one sample course syllabus; and contact information for three references via:

All materials are due by December 1, 2014. Digital work samples and questions should be directed to Karen Cleary at 285 Alumni Arena, Buffalo NY, 14260, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. UB is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

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Florida State University School of Dance

Chairperson, Florida State University School of Dance

Join a collegial faculty of distinguished and emerging creative artists, practitioners, and scholars at one of the top ranked dance programs in the country. The Florida State University School of Dance seeks a collaborative faculty advocate to promote a shared vision, provide leadership, and procure resources to support School initiatives.

With an eighty-year history, the School of Dance pioneered the conservatory within the university model. Today, the program continues to be nationally regarded and hailed as the “gem in the crown” of Florida State University. Situated within a top ranked research university, the school houses the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC), and offers students immersive educational experiences in New York City, Paris, France, and Valencia, Spain. Alongside both academic and professional programs (BFA, MA, MFA), faculty and students are provided robust performance opportunities in exceptional facilities that house seven dance studios, proscenium and blackbox theaters, audio, video, photography and digital media studios and labs, a dance conditioning studio, and technology-enhanced classrooms. Current and emerging foci include programs in the dance sciences, digital media technology, and advanced studies in dance history and theory.

Qualifications desired include a terminal degree or equivalent professional experience in dance or a related field; demonstrated record of administrative skills and leadership; demonstrated excellence in teaching, creative activity, and/or research; developed abilities in personnel relations; commitment to the development and promotion of undergraduate and graduate programs in dance; commitment to diversity and balance in regard to personnel and program.

Applications must be submitted on-line at and include: a letter stating your interest in the position, highlighting your qualifications and describing your leadership philosophy; a current curriculum vita; and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mails addresses for three professional references. Review of applications will begin November 13, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Tom Welsh, Search Committee Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Florida State University School of Dance

Assistant Professor of Dance in Contemporary Techniques

Florida State University School of Dance is seeking a collaborative and innovative dance artist to join our esteemed faculty as an Assistant Professor of Dance in Contemporary Techniques. This is a tenure track position. The FSU School of Dance is one of the top programs in the country with stellar faculty, staff, facilities, and student body. We offer a BFA in Dance, an MA in Studio and Related Studies, and an MFA in Performance and Choreography. The FSU School of Dance is also the home of the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography. For more information on the FSU School of Dance and its programs, please visit For more information on the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, please visit

Salary Range

Minimum $52,000. Maximum negotiable.


Demonstrated teaching ability and experience in one or more contemporary techniques or studio and performance practices. MFA degree in dance or comparable professional experience and credentials.


Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in all levels of one or more contemporary techniques or studio and performance practices. The ability also to teach one or more of the following is required: improvisation, dance composition, movement analysis, pedagogy, dance technology, dance and video, dance science, somatic practices, or repertory. Additional duties will include mentoring and directing student work, academic advising, and participating in student assessment and audition processes, appropriate committee membership, and recruitment activities.

How to Apply

If qualified and interested in the position as advertised, apply to Florida State University at Please submit the following: a letter indicating interest, qualifications for the position and an indication of research and or creative interests; a statement on your philosophy of teaching; a curriculum vita; and names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mails of three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until November 30, 2014 or until filled.

Contact Information

Russell Sandifer
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Denison University Department of Dance

Denison University (Granville, OH) Department of Dance seeks a full-time, three-year replacement position in a small but vibrant department that balances Eurocentric and Africanist values, movement practices, and dance studies.

We are most keen on hiring someone with writing expertise, and for whom contributing to the teaching of writing in the discipline will be a priority. The successful candidate will be able to teach all levels of modern/postmodern movement technique, and any three of the following: Composition, Cultural Studies (a topics course on some aspect of dance history), Movement Analysis (Laban-based), and Somatics (Body-Mind Centering, Feldenkrais, Ideokinesis, etc. preferred). Preference will be given to candidates who are certified in either movement analysis or somatics. The department also offers a Seminar in Production and Performance courses; these are very welcome additions to the candidate’s teaching expertise.

PhD/PhD(abd) or MFA is required; PhD is preferred. Denison University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background.

Inquiries can be addressed to Beth White, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information and Applications may be made at

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Mellon Dance Studies Seminar 2015

Applications from advanced graduate students, recent Ph.D.s, and junior faculty are invited for an intensive summer seminar on interdisciplinary research and teaching in dance studies. Funded by the Mellon Foundation, the seminar will be held June 21–27, 2015 at Northwestern University. Participants will engage with each other's work as well as with the work of invited senior scholars. Accepted applicants will have their costs covered for tuition, room and board and, in addition, receive up to $500 to cover travel expenses. International applicants are welcome, as are applicants from all fields in the humanities and humanistic social sciences that border dance studies.

Please send a cover letter stating your research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and two letters of recommendation to Dance Studies Seminar Committee, Northwestern University, University Hall 215, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston IL 60208-2240. Electronic applications (in Word or pdf) may be emailed to project assistant Jennifer Britton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with the subject line “Dance Studies Seminar.” Deadline for applications is January 16, 2015.

The 2015 summer seminar is part of a multi-year initiative titled Dance Studies in/and the Humanities. A Mellon-funded partnership between three universities-Brown, Northwestern and Stanford-Dance Studies in/and the Humanities invests in emerging scholars in a growing field.

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University of Washington Dance Program

Assistant Professor of Dance (Job code: 0116)
University of Washington Dance Program

Position Description: Full-time, nine month, tenure track faculty position
Position to begin: September 16, 2015
Salary: Commensurate with experience and includes full benefits package

Responsibilities: Must be able to teach at least one of the following forms at all levels: ballet, contemporary, jazz/musical theater, non-western or social dance forms. Must also be able to teach at least one of the following: Cross-cultural Dance Studies, Dance History, Composition, Research Methods, Teaching Methods. There are also opportunities to teach in other areas of specialization.

Additional responsibilities include concert direction, student mentoring, department service, participation on MFA supervisory committees, and other duties as assigned. Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, as well as cultural and academic backgrounds is essential. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Qualifications: MFA or PhD, an emerging record of creative and/or scholarly activities, and prior university teaching experience.
Application Deadline and Procedure: Review of applications will begin November 30, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration all application documents must be submitted by November 30. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee.

Candidates should submit the following information:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • A statement about research interests
  • Four references (contact information – no formal letters)

All information should be submitted online to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. For more information, see

The UW Dance Program offers a dance minor, and a dance major with options in Creative Studies and Dance Studies culminating in a Bachelor of Arts degree, and a Master of Fine Arts degree. The program serves approximately 40 undergraduate dance majors, 80 minors, 6 graduate students and over 900 non-major students who enroll in dance courses each quarter. The Program is staffed by six full-time faculty, a part-time Music Director and Production Manager and several part-time instructors. Facilities include three large dance studios; a state of the art 238-seat studio theatre and the 1200 seat Meany Theatre.

Students pursuing the dance major investigate dance as an art form and as a cultural practice, and are given the opportunity to explore dance from multiple perspectives. Ballet and modern dance are the primary techniques offered, along with classes in non-western dance forms, somatic practices, social dance and jazz/musical theatre dance. The Dance Program produces four concerts annually. Additional performance and choreographic opportunities are available through concerts sponsored by the Dance Student Association. In keeping with the liberal arts setting, students are encouraged to find the convergence between dance and other academic and artistic pursuits that interest them. Faculty and advisors work closely with students to guide them on the educational track that best serves their career goals. The undergraduate curriculum serves as preparation for graduate study, performance careers, dance related occupations such as physical therapy and dance therapy and other fields demanding strong communication skills, creativity, commitment, and the ability to work collaboratively and independently. See for details about the program.

Seattle is home to the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony as well as a thriving contemporary dance community that includes Spectrum Dance Theater and Velocity Dance Center. The UW World Series at Meany Theatre, On the Boards, and the Seattle Theatre Group bring internationally acclaimed dance companies to Seattle on an ongoing basis.

Accommodations: The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY,206.685.7264 (FAX), or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Position #5085: Assistant Professor of Dance, Dance Education Program Coordinator, tenure track

Appointment beginning July 2015

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Qualifications: Terminal degree in Dance, Dance Education, or Arts Education with significant experience teaching dance in K–12 schools and teacher certification in North Carolina or the ability to become certified. Experience designing and implementing professional development opportunities for K–12 teachers and teaching lecture/seminar and clinical courses at the university level desired.

Additional Experience: The successful candidate will teach one or more of the following: improvisation, choreography, concert dance technique, traditional dance forms, Music for Dancers, and/or Anatomy for Dancers. They will be familiar with state standards in K–12 Dance, lesson plan design, and national initiatives in education. Certification in Laban Movement Analysis (CMA) or somatic practices a plus.

Primary Responsibilities: The individual will continue to develop a distinguished research record and teaching agenda and be an active participant in the multiple service responsibilities of a busy faculty. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and impending graduate methods classes in dance education, other dance courses, and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students in field experiences. While many research agendas are possible in this position, scholarship of teaching and learning, especially action-based research, might be especially productive.

Setting: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research intensive university located in one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan areas. UNC Charlotte offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to over 25,000 culturally diverse students.

Department: The Department has a full-time faculty of 9 and hires many part-time guest artists and accompanists. There are approximately 100 Dance majors and 40 minors. The program offers a B.A. in Dance with a concentration in Performance, Choreography and Theory, a concentration in Dance Education, and a minor in Dance. The Department maintains relationships with local and regional professional companies including Charlotte Ballet. Facilities include a 340-seat theatre, 2 dance studios, and a dance lab equipped for performances.

Review of applications: begins December 1, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. Applicants should apply electronically at, job number 5085. Only electronically submitted applications will be reviewed. Applications should include current vita, cover letter addressing the position, and teaching philosophy. Applicants should also submit official transcript of highest degree and three original reference letters that address the position. Send letters to: E.E. Balcos, Chair of Assistant Professor Search, Department of Dance, University of North Carolina – Charlotte, 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223-001. For more information please access:

AA/EOE: UNC Charlotte strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Therefore, we celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. The Department of Dance actively seeks to increase the participation of underrepresented faculty and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply.

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San Francisco Ballet

Director of Education and Public Programs

As America's oldest professional ballet company and one of the three largest ballet companies in the United States, San Francisco Ballet (SFB) is seeking a Director of Education and Public Programs who will participate in formulating a new vision for SFB education and public programs. The Director of Education and Public Programs is the leader in the planning and implementation of the goals and objectives of SFB’s Center for Dance Education whose programs encompass school, youth, and family programs, teacher training, and community/audience engagement. This includes the coordination of daily operations and all aspects of the Center's programming. Represents SFB internally and externally in areas of community program development, outreach programming, and arts advocacy with an emphasis on classical ballet. Competitive compensation includes a full benefits package. Master's degree with minimum 5–7 years’ experience managing and supervising arts and/or education programs in schools and communities including audience engagement. Expert knowledge of classical ballet (preferred). Acceptable FBI, DOJ, and DMV background checks. See a full description and apply online at EEO/FCO.

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Swarthmore College

Tenure-track position in Dance Studies

The Swarthmore College Department of Music and Dance invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Dance Studies at the assistant professor level, with a specialization in ballet and/or modern dance, beginning in Fall 2015 . We are looking for an exceptional scholar/practitioner who can demonstrate a visible national and international profile, a strong record of publication and creative work, excellence in undergraduate teaching, and knowledge of curriculum development and design.

The successful candidate will teach five courses per year, including courses on dance history, theory, and technique courses, integrating theory and practice whenever possible. As a small collaborative department, members of the faculty also contribute to supervision of undergraduate theses, student productions, and events with visiting artists. Other responsibilities include administrative work and service to the College. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D in Dance or Performance Studies, although exceptional candidates with M.F.As will be considered. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2014. Review of applications will begin in January and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit an online application at Please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three reference letters, one or more samples of scholarship/creative work, and a sample syllabus.

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

Application Materials Required: Submit the following items online at this website:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Scholarship/Creative Work Sample
  • Sample Syllabus
  • Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site )

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SDHS publications

Studies in Dance History SDHS’s monograph series, published by University of Wisconsin Press, answers a growing demand for works that provide fresh analytical perspectives on dancing, dancers, and dances in a global context. Read more...

[cover of 2014 Conversations] Issued yearly in early spring generally, Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies reflects the dynamic and diverse membership of SDHS. We seek to bring you themes and debates current in the field of dance studies and the profession, alongside news from the international community of scholars in dance and related disciplines. Read more...


SDHS Special Topics Conference, “Dance as Experience: Progressive Era Origins and Legacies”, March 26–28, 2015 in Baltimore, MD.

Conference 2015, Cut & Paste: Dance Advocacy in the Age of Austerity, a joint SDHS and CORD conference, will be held June 4–7, 2015 in Athens, Greece. Applications are now being accepted for the Selma Jeanne Cohen Award and the Graduate Student Travel Award.