Assistant/Associate Professor in Dance

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Dec 03, 2021
Oct 08, 2022
Full Time
Assistant/Associate Professor in Dance George Mason University School of Dance invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor in Dance, with the appointment to begin in Fall 2022. Candidates should have a record of highly distinguished performance, a body of choreographic work, teaching experience in contemporary modern dance forms and dance composition. Collectively, the School of Dance faculty is committed to fostering an environment for students that is at once supportive and technically demanding. Selective auditions allow us to maintain a low student-to-faculty ratio which aligns with our student-centered strategy to offer conservatory training in a robust academic environment. Graduates of our program recognize the formidable realities of pursuing an artistic life, and possess the technical and collaborative skills to meet those challenges.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. Responsibilities:Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the BFA program teaching contemporary modern dance technique based on sound anatomical principals that complement the diverse aesthetics of our faculty, as well as teaching in the choreography/composition series;Expertise in one or more of the following areas is desired: improvisation, video technology, dance history, and non-western dance forms;Other duties include: rehearsing repertory, choreographing for our majors, artistic direction of student concerts, and participating in faculty governance;In addition to teaching dance majors and non-majors, our faculty are invested in audience development and expansion of the dance community. Our faculty are committed to the department's goals in promoting equitable and diverse perspectives and practices within our curriculum; andThis position has a 3:3 teaching load, and service to the department is expected.Required Qualifications:Candidates must have a terminal degree in Dance by August 2022;A distinguished performance career;A body of choreographic work; andUniversity teaching experience with dance majors.Preferred Qualifications:Experience teaching non-majors; andExperience directing student concerts.

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