The College at Brockport, State University of New York is accepting applications for a Chair of the Department of Dance to begin August 2020.
Major Responsibilities The Chair of the Department of Dance provides leadership and serves as the spokesperson for the department to the School of Arts and Sciences. Responsibilities include hiring, supervising, mentoring and professional development of faculty and staff; student recruitment and retention; curriculum development and scheduling, budgeting, and coordinating of production schedules, workshops and residencies; teaching courses in their area of specialization; producing scholarly or creative research at the national/international level; and, participating in service to the department, school, college, and the field of dance.
Terminal degree in dance or a related field degree by time of appointment from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized college or university. Demonstrated excellence in teaching in two of the following; history career seminar, graduate research, LMA, ballet, kinesiology, composition. Other areas of expertise may be accepted. Experience with committee work at the department, college, and/or professional level, including holding leadership position(s) and/or making significant contribution(s). Ability to work collaboratively with department directors, faculty, and staff. Demonstrated history of significant peer reviewed scholarly or creative activities. Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population. Effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
Experience as a department chair. Experience in developing assessment procedures and curriculum. Demonstrated history of peer-reviewed research (scholarly or creative) at the national/international level.
Department Description Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, the Department of Dance offers MFA, MA, BFA, BA, BS, and Dance Minor degrees, all with a modern dance emphasis. There are approximately 15 graduate students and 100 undergraduate majors; the department maintains an active performance schedule, invites regular guest artist residencies, and hosts summer workshops. Faculty and staff are active professionals recognized at the national and international level for their research and teaching. The Department of Dance is a program of distinction within the School of Arts and Sciences. Facilities include five large fully equipped studios, a faculty warm-up space, a 250-seat proscenium theater, a large studio theatre, fully equipped conditioning room, costume and scenic shops, and video and audio editing equipment. Department is active in ACDA, CODA, CORD, IABD, IADMS, NDEO and NYSDEA. Visit us on the web at www.brockport.edu/dance.
The College and Region The College at Brockport, State University of New York, serves a diverse student body of over 7,100 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students enrolled in 50 undergraduate majors and more than 50 masters' programs, teacher certification programs and advanced graduate certificates supported by more than 750 instructional faculty and professional staff. The College is an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation.
The College is located along the famous Erie Canal, in the village of Brockport in western New York State, a region known for its low cost of living and stable housing market. The College benefits from a small-town atmosphere, even while located near major metropolitan cities. Brockport is:
16 miles west of the city of Rochester, which is the home of the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Rochester, the Eastman School of Music, the Strong National Museum of Play, and the Rochester Red Wings AAA baseball franchise;
45 miles east of Buffalo, which is the home of the University of Buffalo, the Bills NFL franchise, and the Sabres NHL franchise;
75 miles from Niagara Falls USA, which features the American, Horseshoe and Bridal Veil Falls;
140 miles from Toronto, the largest city in Canada and the home of the University of Toronto; and
350 miles from the many attractions of New York City.
The area features a number of technology companies, including Paychex, Xerox, and Kodak, and other large companies such as Wegmans and Excellus. Rochester and its suburbs feature some of the highest-quality public, private, parochial, and charter schools in New York State. The region is known for its natural beauty, including Lake Ontario, the Genesee River (with three major waterfalls in Letchworth State Park), and the Finger Lakes region with its notable vineyards and wineries.
Rank, Salary, and Benefits Rank to be determined based on qualifications and experience. Salary is competitive. We offer an excellent benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurances, healthcare and dependent care savings accounts, life insurance, and disability insurances.
Application Instructions Preference will be given to application materials received by December 4, 2019 and application materials will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should apply online at jobs.brockport.edu.
For consideration, please submit: Letter of application addressing required and preferred qualifications. CV Contact information (phone and email) for four references that can speak specifically to the required qualifications. Statement of Teaching Philosophy (1-2 pages). Statement of leadership philosophy (1-2 pages). Research sample (Creative or scholarly) or link to a sample.
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Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Diversity Statement We are part of an academic community committed to fostering integrity, civility, and justice. We affirm that the dignity of our Brockport community is protected when free speech, academic freedom and individual rights are expressed within a climate of civility and mutual respect. Striving to learn from each other, we value human diversity because it enriches our lives and it is fundamental to the College's commitment to teaching, learning, scholarship and service leading to student success.
The College at Brockport, State University of New York is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.
Founded in 1835, The College at Brockport is a nationally recognized comprehensive public college focused on student success. We are proud of our academic quality and exceptional value. Our 464-acre campus has 67 buildings occupying about one-quarter of the campus, with rolling grassy fields and wooded land. Each year, The College at Brockport awards approximately 25 percent of all bachelor's degrees in the Rochester area, with many alumni staying in Rochester to work or attend graduate school. Our alumni serve in leadership roles in business, government, public safety, health care, the arts, sciences and education.