Detailed Job Description
Skidmore College is a highly regarded, selective, independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts College. Located in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York, Skidmore sits on a pristine campus of over 750 acres near the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Saratoga Springs is a not-so-well-guarded secret of rich tradition accented with an abounding youthful feeling. The college's unique location makes it the perfect place for those who desire the peace of country-like living as well as the excitement and activity accessible in nearby larger cities. Skidmore College offers its employees opportunities for professional and personal growth, a very competitive benefits package, and the ability to positively impact the community.
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The Department of Dance at Skidmore College invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Dance. This is a full-time tenure-track position that will begin September 1, 2016. Skidmore seeks to attract an academically and culturally diverse faculty, especially those who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, scholarship, and service. Enthusiasm for mentoring and advising underrepresented students is essential.
Responsibilities include teaching technique classes in ballet, modern and/or contemporary dance. The Department intends to further develop its curriculum to include a focus on Dance Science, and is interested in candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: biomechanics, injury prevention and management, anatomy/kinesiology; as well as experience in cultural or urban dance forms, and/or improvisation or choreography. Applicants must possess an MFA or doctorate in Dance or Kinesiology or closely related field of study.
In addition to teaching responsibilities, faculty are expected to advise students, supervise student research projects, develop a pattern of scholarship and professional activities, and serve on departmental and college committees as appropriate. The successful candidate will collaborate with departmental faculty to expand curricular offerings and foster the creative growth of the department. Application components must include a cover letter addressed to Debra J. Fernandez (Chair), a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and other pertinent materials (e.g., reviews of professional projects, writing sample, media sample). Additionally the application system will prompt you to submit three email addresses for letters of recommendation. Cover letters and teaching statements should speak to the candidate's ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Application deadline: December 1, 2015. Review of applications will ensue and continue until the position is filled.
Skidmore College offers employment benefits to domestic partners of employees and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. The College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, seeks to diversify its faculty in terms of gender, race and ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family and marital status, and sexual orientation.
MFA or doctorate in Dance or Kinesiology or closely related field of study
Required Applicant Documents
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or prior arrest or conviction record or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
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