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Assistant/Associate Professor of Modern Dance

Company: University of Missouri - Kansas City
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Job Description:

SEARCH ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant/Associate Professor of Modern Dance, tenure track, full-time, benefit-eligible. DATE OF APPOINTMENT: September 1, 2019 QUALIFICATIONS:Demonstrated successful and innovative experience as a teacher in an established modern dance technique (e.g., Horton, Graham or Limon); evidence of the ability to teach all levels of technique; documented expertise in at least two specialty areas (e.g., composition, jazz, modern repertory, pilates/yoga, contemporary partnering, analysis of movement, kinesiology, world dance forms); significant professional performing experience and reputation at the regional/national level; strong commitment to teaching and mentorship; MFA degree in dance, or equivalent professional experience. JOB DESCRIPTION:Teach courses in modern dance technique and the history of modern dance; teach courses in at least two specialty areas (e.g., composition, jazz, modern repertory, pilates/yoga, contemporary partnering, analysis of movement, kinesiology or world dance forms); create original choreography for students; direct one Conservatory dance concert annually; contribute to the performance, academic, and service environments characteristic of a Conservatory within a university; enrich the cultural environment of the Kansas City metropolitan community; participate actively in the intellectual life of the Conservatory and university by serving on graduate and faculty committees, as well as engaging in other Conservatory activities; other duties as assigned, based on the candidate's strengths and the needs of the institution. SALARY: Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. APPLICATION MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE: Application form, application letter, curriculum vitae (including educational background, previous academic appointments, and artistic credentials), relevant artistic supporting materials including recent choreographic works, reviews, etc. See position posting at UMKC Human Resources website at http://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/ Use search keyword ---dance.--- SUPPORTING MATERIALS: Please have three references send confidential letters to Jennifer Burrus (burrusjen@umkc.edu) or to: Dance Search UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance 417 Olson PAC 4949 Cherry Street Kansas City, MO 64110 REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: Review of application materials will begin November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the Conservatory, please visit www.conservatory.umkc.edu UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The Chronicle of Higher Education.Category: Education, Keywords: Dance - Associate Professor

Keywords: University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City , Assistant/Associate Professor of Modern Dance, Education / Teaching , Kansas City, Kansas

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