The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) seeks an outstanding Teacher/Artist/Choreographer for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to teach Modern and Contemporary Dance and to Chair its Dance Department.
CCM Dance is a program with both a ballet and contemporary dance emphasis for the dancer seeking top-level training and rigorous artistic, academic and studio curriculum. The program offers undergraduate training to students who earn the BFA in Dance Performance, and annually produces a season of two dance concerts (one of which is a story ballet every other year,) and one choreographer's showcase—a festival of student created new works.
Faculty duties will include teaching modern and contemporary dance as well as choreography/composition to motivated dance majors in a professionally oriented BFA program. Other duties include directing, choreographing, restaging or acting as rehearsal assistant for two main stage productions annually, mentoring and advising students, serving on dance and academic committees, and assisting in recruiting, auditioning, and retention of students. Based on this individual's skills, this faculty member may also teach somatic, dance history or other aspects of their specialties.
Department Chair duties will include:
Management and supervision of dance faculty and staff
Creation of class schedules and course development
Artistic season planning
Long-range strategic planning for department
Preparation and management of departmental budget
Oversight of student recruitment and retention
Other customary administrative duties
Recruiting and conferences may necessitate travel within the US.
Minimum Qualifications: MFA in Dance and professional experience; a minimum of three years prior teaching experience in higher education, conservatory or professional company required.
Preferred Qualifications: The candidate should have the ability to teach a recognized modern technique and/or contemporary dance. Additional expertise and teaching experience in related fields such as dance media/technology, kinesiology/somatic/Laban, dance history, pedagogy, choreography/composition and specialized dance idioms. Previous chair or other leadership experience is a plus.
Salary: Commensurate with rank, qualifications and experience.
Start Date: August 15, 2019
To Apply: To apply for position 35702, go online at jobs.uc.edu and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three references and a one page statement on diversity and inclusion as it relates to your teaching, research, contributions and/or mentoring. Video recordings or YouTube links of teaching and/or choreography may be requested during the search process. Screening of applicants will begin in January of 2019 and the position will remain open until filled. FOR ALL FACULTY HIRES OFFICIAL ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF HIRE.
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