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The Department of Theatre Dance at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance with specialization in Musical Theatre Dance. This is a one-year position with a competitive salary and full benefits, beginning in Fall 2023. This position is not eligible for tenure. The Department of Theatre and Dance is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths in this area.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a value of diverse aesthetics as well as continue their own creative research with the students by choreographing for departmental productions (dance concerts or musicals) as well as by remaining active in the field. The department is especially interested in candidates invested in culturally relevant teaching who are able to teach broadly within their disciplines and are committed to teaching undergraduates in a professional and pre-professional training program.
This colleague will teach courses in all levels of contemporary modern dance technique based on their skills within the following areas: Dance history/appreciation, dance composition, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, and Tap. The Department of Theatre and Dance is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths in this area.
The Department of Theatre and Dance is centrally located in the South Florida region in a vibrant and very active theatre and film community. The department produces 7-8 shows per year in the academic unit, two shows through the Summer Repertory Theatre Program, and offers substantial professional opportunities to faculty and students working closely with the resident professional theatre company partner on campus, Theater LAB. The department produces through our four theatre spaces on campus, including a new renovated 500 seat proscenium theatre, our 150-seat black box theatre, and two smaller 80 seat black box theatres. To learn more about our program, please visit www.fau.edu/theatre
Summary of Responsibilities:
- Be responsible for a 3/3 teaching load.
- Advise approximately 30 dance minor students in collaboration with college academic advisors.
- Assist in recruitment and retention duties (including auditions and some travel)
- Engage in active peer-reviewed creative/scholarly activities.
- Participate in department, college, university committees and service.
• M.F.A., Ed.M., Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Dance, Dance Education, or related field – requirements for graduation completed by August 2023
• Documented successful teaching experience in higher education.
• Evidence of professional experience in the dance field.
• Demonstrate skill in understanding of cultural differences.
• Experience working collaboratively with colleagues and communities.
• Demonstrated commitment to experiential undergraduate learning.
Commensurate with Experience
College or Department:
Department of Theatre and Dance
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Special Instructions to Applicant:
This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.
This position is subject to funding.
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.
PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.
When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) Resume/ Curriculum Vitae, (2) a cover Letter of application addressing your experience and aptitudes related to the job description, duties, and responsibilities, (4) teaching philosophy Statement (5) a diversity statement as it relates to your approach for an inclusive dance education environment, (6) contact Information for at least 3 Professional References, and (7) unofficial transcripts.
If a phone interview is requested, the applicant will be asked to provide the following:
(1) A video samples of choreographic work(s) (via Vimeo, Google Drive, or YouTube), 3-minute maximum, (2) a video sample of candidate teaching modern technique and contact improvisation (total 10-minutes maximum)
o Can include cuts of varying exercises.
o Must include explanation of or dialogue about material.
The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment.
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.
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