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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Department of Dance, Case Western Reserve University. The Department of Dance at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track appointment with an anticipated start date of the 2013-14 academic year. The successful candidate will have a strong background in Dance Medicine/Science, a contemporary approach to teaching modern that draws upon techniques such as Graham, Limon, or similar, and some background in either Dance History or Dance Appreciation.
The normal teaching load for dance faculty is 6 classes spread over the two-semester academic year. Teaching responsibilities include Modern Technique for the undergraduate population and courses in the university’s Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship (SAGES) program that facilitates the development of skills to articulate ideas effectively in both speech and writing. Additionally, the candidate will be able to teach theory classes from among the following: Kinesiology, History, and/or Appreciation. Hence, the successful candidate will demonstrate teaching expertise not only in dance technique but in seminar based classes that may draw upon experiences with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives and will have experience with diverse populations. The candidate will also sustain a creative and scholarly agenda and be committed to teaching/mentoring in a collaborative and intimate liberal arts environment.
Additional responsibilities may be assigned from among the following areas: academic advising/mentoring of undergraduate students; choreographing for concerts; serving as production manager; assisting with all aspects of the Dancer Wellness Program; participation in departmental planning and governance including curriculum review and development; assisting with student recruitment; serving as an undergraduate club advisor; serving on department/college/university committees.
Candidates should hold a MFA in Dance with prior teaching experience at the university/college level and have significant scholarship, creative work, and/or professional experience. Candidates with a MA, extensive professional/academic experience, additional concentrated/supporting studies in dance medicine/science, and the above stated criterion may be considered.
Applications should include: a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, two writing samples, three letters of reference submitted separately by referees, graduate transcript, video samples of the candidate teaching a modern dance technique class and samples of choreography and performances which can be provided via DVD or internet website. Hard copies of above requested materials and DVDs, if applicable, should be sent to: Gary Galbraith, Professor of Dance, Search Committee Chair, Department of Dance, Mather Dance Center, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7113 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications received by December 20, 2012 will receive full consideration.
Founded in 1826, and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case is among the nation’s leading research institutions distinguished by its strengths in education, research, service, and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, Case offers nationally recognized programs in the Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work. http://www.case.edu.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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