Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Dance, African and African Diasporic Dance and Interdisciplinary Performance
Location: Oberlin, Ohio
Internal Number: 14785
The Dance and Africana Studies Departments at Oberlin College invite applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences in African and African Diasporic Dance and Interdisciplinary Performance. We are seeking an interdisciplinary artist with expertise in African and/or African Diasporic dance forms (including traditional styles and contemporary, social or popular styles). The candidate must also have the interest and ability to build and teach courses across one or more of the following areas: physical techniques, creation and performance, critical inquiry or production and design. We encourage candidates interested in interdisciplinary creation practices, including the integration of music and movement, popular culture, contemporary media and/or African approaches to improvisation. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one-year, beginning fall semester 2024, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance and Africana Studies.
The incumbent will teach a total of five courses, at least two in the area of Physical Techniques. The three additional courses could fall under the general areas of study: creation and performance, critical inquiry or production and design. The incumbent would also participate in other kinds of departmental activities, including mentoring student choreographers and advising student groups.
Among the qualifications required for appointment is an MFA or Ph.D. degree (in hand or ABD) or demonstrated equivalent professional experience. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Oberlin College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The incumbent will bring understanding of or experience working with underrepresented and diverse academic populations. Oberlin is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. Oberlin recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran's status, and/or other protected status as required by applicable law.
Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.
Special instructions to applicant:
A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter describing your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and service, detailing any connections to supporting an inclusive learning environment; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) an unofficial graduate transcript; 4) a statement (or statements) on your teaching philosophy and expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion; 5) Letters of Reference from three recommenders.*
All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory's online application process
*By providing three letters of reference, you agree that we may contact your letter writers.
Review of applications will begin on February 10, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the February 9th deadline will be guaranteed full consideration. Questions about the position can be addressed to: Alysia Ramos, Chair of Dance, at email@example.com
Oberlin College & Conservatory is a four-year, highly selective liberal arts college that combines a top-ranked college of arts and sciences with a world-renowned conservatory of music. Combined, the two divisions enroll approximately 2,900 students. Founded in 1833, Oberlin College & Conservatory was the first college in America to make interracial education and coeducation central to its mission-traditions that live today within a commitment to positive social engagement. Located 35 miles southwest of Cleveland, OH, Oberlin College & Conservatory has earned a reputation of excellence based on the quality of its richly diverse student body, outstanding faculty, excellent facilities, and academic and technological resources. Learn more at http://new.oberlin.edu/about