Assistant/Associate Professor in Dance

Theatre and Dance at Montclair State University
Due December 01, 2019

DESCRIPTION: The Department of Theatre and Dance at Montclair State University seeks candidates of national or international stature to fill the position of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Dance. Candidates should have an established career in performance, choreography, and teaching, with expertise in three or more of the following: Somatics, Dance Education, Technology, Dance History/Theory, Dance Wellness, Choreography, Dance Technique (African diasporic dance forms, Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, or other). Candidates will support the department’s commitment to culturally responsive pedagogy as evidenced by a teaching style that nurtures and supports all students. Candidates will also demonstrate an ability and interest in developing new courses to expand the department’s current offerings. A commitment to participating in shared governance and service on committees that sustain and bolster the department, the college, and the university is expected.

QUALIFICATIONS: In addition to pursuing an active research or creative agenda, the successful candidate will teach in both the undergraduate and the graduate degree programs, choreograph/set work on students, direct dance concerts, mentor student choreography and research, develop educational outreach programs with international dance institutions, and collaborate with the other members of the Department of Theatre and Dance to advance its mission. Administrative tasks will include curricular oversight, participation in university and national assessments, participation in jury exams, and student advisement. Candidates must have a terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) in Dance, an active research or creative program (choreography, publications, dance films, etc.), and university-level teaching experience. In their application, candidates should address how their cultural, professional, and/or academic background would positively contribute to the Montclair State University Dance Division. Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae, three (3) letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement addressing candidate’s interests and scholarly agenda, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate and graduate instruction. Applications are due by December 1, 2020.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience

STARTING DATE: September 1, 2020

APPLY BY: December 1, 2019

Dance Division Statement: Listed as one of the top 25 USA college Dance programs for 2018-19 in Onstage Blog, the Dance Division has approximately 120 undergraduate dance majors and 14 graduate students. We offer three degrees: a BFA in Dance focused on performance and choreography, a BA in Dance with teaching concentrations in Studio Teaching and Dance Education with certification to teach in public schools, and an MFA in Dance that is a low residency degree designed for professionals in the dance field who are returning to school to enhance their career opportunities and development as artists. Our faculty and students work in state-of-the-art dance studios and theatres including the Alexander Kasser Theater and Memorial Auditorium. The Dance Division is housed in the Department of Theatre and Dance within the larger College of the Arts. Located just 15 miles from New York City, Montclair State University attracts distinguished faculty in all areas of the arts, and our Peak Performances series has received numerous accolades.

Organizational Marketing Statement: With a proud history and a vibrant future, Montclair State University is one of New Jersey’s most diverse and dynamic institutions of higher education. One of four public research institutions in the state, Montclair State is a designated R2 Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Located 12 miles west of New York City on a 252-acre suburban campus which boasts modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by green spaces, public plazas and striking Spanish Mission architecture, the University offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level, and a highly productive, dedicated and diverse faculty and student body. The University’s 11 colleges and schools offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs, and with more than 120 student organizations and 18 NCAA Division III athletic teams for men and women, Montclair State offers its students a comprehensive college experience. Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the website at


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