29 Sep 2017

Full-Time Job Assistant Professor of Modern Dance

University of Oklahoma, School of Dance (Job Poster)Norman, Oklahoma, United States

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University of Oklahoma, School of Dance

Job Description

Modern Dance Position Available

POSITION: Nine month, tenure track faculty position in Modern Dance at the assistant professor level beginning Fall 2018.

SALARY: Competitive salary.

In a school ranked annually as one of the top three for training in ballet and modern dance in the nation, a strong foundation for the development and growth of the modern dance area has been built over the past several years. The completion of Reynolds Performing Arts Center, including the School of Dance building, has provided one of the best facilities for dance in the nation in a university setting. It enables the School of Dance to appropriately enlarge and improve its outstanding programs. Enrollment in the Modern Dance Area has grown from 12 to 30 since the completion of RPAC and each year student dancers are earning jobs in nationally recognized companies. 

MFA degree in Dance with emphasis in Modern Dance and a minimum of three years teaching experience or professional performance background of at least five years with established modern dance company and a minimum of three years teaching experience. Ability to teach all levels of an established modern dance technique such as Graham, Nikolais-Louis, Limon/Humphrey-Weidman or in the Paul Taylor tradition. In addition to courses in methodologies and ability to choreograph and/or stage works from the national repertory.

As a full-time faculty member, successful candidates will be expected to teach classes in Modern technique in addition to lecture courses on topics such as Dance Appreciation and Dance History. They will act as a student advisor, choreograph and or stage works, contribute to curriculum development and participate in faculty governance of the school.

Special consideration will be given to candidates with teaching ability and experience Graham, Nikolais-Louis Limon/Humphrey-Weidman. Special consideration will also be given to candidates with experience in teaching improvisation and composition in addition to mentoring student choreographers.

The School of Dance is dedicated to the diversity, inclusion, and equity and encourages people of all ethnicities and backgrounds to apply. The School offers BFA and MFA degrees with major emphasis on performing and the training of highly competitive dancers, many of whom find placement in the professional field nationally. The programs are also committed to providing a strong educational background in teaching and choreography. Degrees are offered in modern dance and ballet performance or pedagogy. Performances are given on campus as well as in state, regional and international tours. The department serves approximately eighty majors and resides in the College of Fine Arts.

Please submit a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, complete vita, full names of three references along with email and phone contact information and three samples of research and/or creative activity to ” https://apply.interfolio.com/44966

Video links of teaching and/or choreography may be requested during the search process as well as letters of reference. Screening of applicants will begin in January 16, 2018 and the position will remain open until filled. For additional information please contact Dustin Trotter: DustinTrotter@ou.edu or (405) 325-4484.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City.
With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on “best place to live” rankings.
Visit http://www.ou.edu/content/dam/provost/documents/facultyflipbook.pdf and www.ou.edu/publicaffairs/oufacts.html for more information.
The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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• Job Title: Assistant Professor of Modern Dance
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: University of Oklahoma, School of Dance
• website: dance.ou.edu/
• Location: Norman, Oklahoma, United States

Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts education, assistant professor, ballet, dance, school, and teaching. Location: Oklahoma.