30 Nov 2017

Full-Time Job Assistant/Associate Professor of Dance: Ballet Technique and Choreography

Western Michigan University Department of Dance (Job Poster)Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

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Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach all levels of ballet and pointe technique; choreograph concert works; stage works from established dance repertoire; serve as rehearsal director for Great Works Dance Project; participate in on-going scholarly/creative research; and actively contribute to the life of the department, college, and university. Maintaining an active career in the profession is essential. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work with a diverse student body are necessary. Other teaching and non-teaching assignments will be determined by the needs of the department and the qualifications of the applicant.


QUALIFICATIONS: MFA preferred; MA in Dance or related field with commensurate experience, or enrollment in MFA program by contract start date required. A minimum of three years teaching experience in ballet at the college or conservatory level is required. A minimum of five years professional ballet experience is preferred. Must demonstrate extensive knowledge of ballet and pointe pedagogy at all levels. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a background in both classical and contemporary ballet. Experience in one or more of the following related areas is recommended: dance pedagogy, ballet history, men’s ballet, world dance, music for dancers, Laban/Bartenieff movement analysis, dance composition, or dance technology.

APPLICATION: Complete on-line application at: www.wmujobs.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=56049

REQUIRED APPLICANT DOCUMENTS submitted online Cover letter highlighting your qualifications, Curriculum vitae, List of references, a single pdf document that includes the following: two current letters of reference and provide online links to teaching and choreographic samples; no reels please
Additional materials may be requested

DEADLINE: January 19, 2018
DANCE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Dance, along with the Schools of Art and Music and the Department of Theatre, is a part of the College of Fine Arts and has 7 full-time faculty, 2 staff, 2-4 part-time instructors, 120 majors, and 50 minors. Degree programs include the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, dance minor, and an online certificate in dance studio management. The department maintains a tri-focus in its technique offerings, including ballet, jazz, and modern dance to the advanced level. Programmatic features of the Department include the Great Works Dance Project, a program designed to bring the work of renowned ballet, jazz, and modern dance choreographers to Western Michigan University and WMU National Choreography Competition. WMU is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance.

UNIVERSITY: Western Michigan University, a Carnegie-designated Doctoral/Research-Extensive university, is among the nation’s fewer than 200 research universities included in this top classification. WMU enrolls more than 23,000 students, and has more than 800 faculty. The University consists of seven degree granting colleges, a graduate college and an honors college. It is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a culturally active metropolitan community of 250,000, located midway between Detroit and Chicago.

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• Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Dance: Ballet Technique and Choreography
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: Western Michigan University Department of Dance
• website: wmich.edu/dance
• Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts education, ballet, dance, professor, teaching, and university. Location: Michigan.