Duke University, Dance

Position ID:Duke University-Dance-POP [#22762, 1527/1526]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of the Practice of Dance
Position Type:Open Rank
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Dance / Dance
Appl Deadline:2022/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup** (listed until 2022/12/15)
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Position announcement for Assistant/Associate Professor of the Practice of Dance Position: Assistant/Associate Professor of the Practice of Dance - Open Rank Start date: July or August 1, 2023

Position description: The Duke University Program in Dance seeks an outstanding professional with expertise in traditional and contemporary approaches to dance and choreography, actively engaged in a combination of movement practice, creative process, and theoretical inquiry. We seek a candidate who embraces 21st-century approaches and interdisciplinary perspectives to dance and contributes to the development of the undergraduate program as well as to the Duke MFA in Dance: Embodied Interdisciplinary Praxis. We seek an individual with established relationships in the professional field - nationally and internationally - who will continue the Program’s strong ties with the local community. Candidates with teaching and research experience that demonstrates work with a diverse student population will be valued. Candidate’s teaching and research should demonstrate contemporary concepts, pedagogy, and practices of inclusion, diversity, and equity.

Qualifications: MFA in Dance and/or Ph.D. with significant experience in dance artistry required. Familiarity with university teaching in undergraduate and graduate dance programs, significant professional performing experience, and a record of choreography in a professional and/or university setting will be preferred. Administrative experience in university settings will be highly valued.

Responsibilities: Our new colleague will teach courses at introductory to advanced levels of dance technique/practice and performance projects, broadly defined, for the concert stage, site-specific, or other venues at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate will teach graduate level courses in choreography methodology; participate in interdisciplinary collaborations and/or investigations of the theoretical bases of a contemporary dance practice. Additional areas of teaching expertise could include but are not limited to interdisciplinary creative work, dance and technology, somatic practices, contemporary or traditional Latin, Africanist, Asian, Asian-Pacific, or European dance forms, ballet, jazz dance, modern dance forms, and popular/commercial dance forms.

Our new faculty will provide administrative leadership serving the undergraduate and graduate programs; engage in curriculum development and advising undergraduate and graduate students; assist with the production of dance events; cultivate interdisciplinary collaborations with arts and non-arts faculty, students, and other constituencies. Our new colleague will contribute to ongoing projects in dance as a researcher, artist and administrator; will pursue or maintain a national and international profile as an artist/researcher; and will be committed to contributing alongside the current faculty to enhance the Dance Program’s vision.

The Duke University Dance Program currently offers a BA and a minor in Dance and a MFA in Dance: Embodied Interdisciplinary Practice. The Dance Program is an independent unit within the University’s School of Arts and Sciences.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.

Applications: Applicants are requested to send a letter of application, including a statement of teaching and choreographic methodology, and, if applicable, interdisciplinary research/creative work; writing sample; curriculum vitae; descriptions of proposed undergraduate and graduate courses; three letters of recommendation; and digital links to video recordings of current artistic work and teaching. Applications received by December 15, 2022, will be guaranteed full consideration.

Duke University EEO / AA Policy: Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke University Institutional Statement of Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Please submit application materials via the Academic Jobs online portal (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo For inquiries, please contact: Jenise Taylor, Program Coordinator Senior Duke University Dance Program Rubenstein Arts Center Suite 209 2020 Campus Drive, P. O. Box 90686 Durham, NC 27708 919-660-3353 jenise.taylor@duke.edu https://danceprogram.duke.edu/

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


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Rubenstein Arts Center Suite 209
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Durham, NC 27708