Assistant/Associate Professor


University of Maryland
Due October 01, 2019

The University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) is searching for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor of ballet and contemporary modern dance to begin August 2020. Candidates for this position are prepared to teach all levels of ballet and contemporary modern dance in a modern dancebased dance program, with attention to rigor, specificity, and discipline. Essential to the position is the ability to demonstrate and articulate the intersections between ballet and modern dance, fostering connections among diverse dance forms, and providing a foundation for excellence in performance and choreography. Candidates understand how to help students situate embodied practice in an academic context. The candidate will teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels for the MFA in dance, BA in dance, and general education students. Required teaching will include ballet, modern, and dance repertory, and additional courses as needed. Other responsibilities will include serving on graduate thesis committees, choreographic mentoring, artistic direction of dance concerts, and other assignments as needed.

The successful candidate will be an active artist/scholar with a strong record of research; a commitment to teaching and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including working with students and groups from underrepresented backgrounds; and, experience with both institutional service and collaboration with dance and other arts professionals. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

Faculty at TDPS are required to be actively involved in School governance, the intellectual and artistic life of the School, the College of Arts and Humanities, and the University community.

This search is contingent upon funding. Women, under-represented minorities, and international artists are strongly encouraged to apply

Applicants are required to hold the MFA degree (full time, 60 credit degree preferred), and to have expertise in ballet and modern dance, and/or other dance forms. They must have a minimum of three years of university or college teaching and mentorship of undergraduate dance majors. Applicants must have an active and substantial research agenda that will contribute to the national and international profile of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies faculty. Examples of potential research plans might include choreography and creative research, performance, restaging repertory, and/or scholarly publication. (Please go to TDPS.UMD.EDU to see current faculty areas of expertise.) Commitment to participating in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment is essential.

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