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Assistant Teaching Professor of Dance (Non-Tenure Track)

Job Overview:

The faculty member will teach undergraduate courses in all levels of either modern, ballet or jazz dance technique. Faculty member will be involved in promoting, running and expanding educational programs to local schools. Faculty member will also be expected to teach dance academic courses (e.g. Introduction to Dance, Dance Appreciation, etc.), create works on student dancers for concerts, advise majors, participate in recruitment and auditioning. Other teaching opportunities may include developing and teaching courses related to research interests and areas of expertise. Faculty members are expected to contribute to the department, school and university through committee service and faculty shared-governance responsibilities.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain personal scholarship as applicable to the discipline in the form of artistic investigation and creative activity and through connections to meaningful artistic companies and dance organizations.

The dance program at Drexel University offers a four year BS in Dance which tracks students to one of three graduate programs: an MS in Education (an accelerated 5 year program), an MA in Dance/Movement Therapy in the prestigious Hahnneman Dance/Movement Therapy program, or a Doctorate in Physical Therapy through Drexel’s college of Nursing and Health Professions. The dance program enrolls 40 majors, 20 minors, and services 250 students each term in dance technique classes, including a dance track of the college’s Entertainment and Arts Management major. The program also sponsors three student dance companies, one which tours at local elementary schools, and two which perform fully produced concerts twice yearly in the state of the art Mandell Theater. The program also participates in several ongoing outreach projects in the Philadelphia public schools, as well as interdisciplinary collaborations with live music and digital media.


Qualifications:

Candidate must have an MFA or EdM in Dance, or equivalent graduate level degree in dance and/or education, a minimum of three years university-level teaching experience; significant performing and choreographing experience as well as experience in running school based dance education programs.


Supplementary Posting Information:

Apply through the Drexel University Employment Site at www.drexeljobs.com. Requisition #5672.

Completed on-line application materials must include a letter of application including email address; a curriculum vitae (not more than 10 pages in length); and a one-page document listing the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; a one-page teaching philosophy document; and one-page document describing a work sample. If the work sample footage is available online, you may also include URLs on the work sample description document. If the work is not available on line, you may send a work sample to:

Dance Search Committee
Department of Performing Arts
2018 MacAlister Hall
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Sts.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Drexel University is a comprehensive research university with more than 22,000 students across its colleges and schools. Located in Philadelphia, one of the nation’s most vibrant cultural centers, Drexel offers a unique co-operative education program and commitment to experiential learning along with numerous community and research initiatives.

Drexel University and the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. For more information on the Dance Program visit www.drexel.edu/westphal/academics/undergraduate/dance/.

Position open until filled, completed applications received before December 5, 2013 will receive priority attention.

Contact Person: Dr. Miriam Giguere, (215) 895-4914, danceprogram@drexel.edu

For more information about Drexel University, please visit www.drexel.edu.