Date of Expected Hire: August 16, 2018 Summary Description: The University of Florida, School of Theatre and Dance, College of the Arts, invites applications for the position of a Visiting Assistant Professor in Dance with specializations in composition, modern/contemporary and/or ballet. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are especially interested in candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations and colleagues. Responsibilities: Teach three courses per semester including Dance Composition, varying levels of Modern/Contemporary Technique and/or Ballet, and Repertory. Expertise is also desirable in one or more of the following areas: Improvisation, Dance Pedagogy, Dance Media and Technology, and/or Kinesiology/Somatics. Further responsibilities include setting an original composition as part of the annual faculty dance concert or guest artist/student showcases; commitment to teaching excellence and creative collaboration; effective student guidance; and participation in audition and recruitment activities. SCHOOL OF THEATRE + DANCE: The light-filled, state-of-the-art Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion is home to the School of Theatre + Dance (SoTD). The School’s international full-time faculty of 25 recognized artists and researchers, complemented by adjunct and guest faculty and staff, including full- and part-time professionals. The School features two degree programs in dance designed to develop the individual voice of the dance artist. The B.F.A. degree in Dance Performance includes four interlocking streams of dance study: choreography and performance, intercultural dance studies, dance and medicine, and dance theatre. The School’s new B.A. in Dance Studies facilitates a broad range of interdisciplinary studies in combination with dance. The School offers MFA curricula in acting and in design/technology, which includes scene design, lighting design and costume technology; BFA programs in acting, musical theatre, scene design, lighting design and costume design; and a B.A. in general theatre. Approximately 200 students major in the artistically diverse curricula of the School of Theatre + Dance. Through its production program, outreach and innovative programming, the School of Theatre + Dance provides multiple cultural opportunities annually to thousands of members of the University and the greater community. The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance and the National Association of Schools of Theatre. COLLEGE OF THE ARTS: The College of the Arts fosters creative activity, scholarly and artistic excellence, and innovation across disciplines. We achieve the university’s mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their critical thinking and inspiring a culture of curiosity and imagination. The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Approximately 1,300 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 100 faculty members in its three accredited schools — the School of Art + Art History, the School of Music and the School of Theatre + Dance. In addition to its schools, the college comprises the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Digital Worlds Institute, the Center for Arts and Public Policy, the Center for World Arts, the University Galleries, and the Univeresity level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami.
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, full benefits-eligible
MFA or PhD in Dance (or equivalent professional experience). Experience and currency in the field as a performer/choreographer with companies or venues of regional or national prominence.
Two years teaching experience in higher education or professional dance setting beyond Graduate School with evidence of commitment to collaboration, diversity, and excellence in the arts and higher education.