Assistant Professor of Dance

Marymount Manhattan College, Department of Dance Division of Fine and Performing Arts
Due March 26, 2021

The Dance Department at Marymount Manhattan College seeks applications for an Assistant Professor in Dance to begin Fall 2021. The position is a full-time, one-year appointment for 2021-22 with the possibility to convert to tenure-track thereafter, budget pending. The department seeks a teacher of African/Jazz/Diasporic Dance or World Dance forms, who would also serve a wider scope of the department by overseeing the BFA Jazz concentration students and the Dance Minor.

Required: The candidate must hold an MFA/PhD/MA in Dance or an earned bachelor’s degree and equivalent professional experience based on the College’s degree equivalency option. Copies of the degree equivalency policy will be made available to appropriate candidates during the application process. Candidates must have five or more years of professional performance experience, three-years or more of full-time or part-time teaching experience at the college level or equivalent, a demonstrated history of Professional Creative accomplishment including but not limited to Choreography, Performance, and alternative creative endeavors, organizational, leadership and collaborative skills, and a commitment to pre-professional dance training within the context of a liberal arts education. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities (4/3 load) include African Diasporic Dance Techniques (including but not limited to African Dance, Afro-Caribbean Dance, African-American Vernacular Dance Forms, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop...), Asian, South Asian, and/or Southeast Asian Dance Techniques, and teach in our new Embodied Africanist Aesthetics course, develop new courses and teach within the new Dance, Community and Social Justice concentration in addition to choreographing for and advisement of the Jazz concentration students. Candidates also need to be able to teach courses in the Dance Minor as needed. The preferred candidate will bring demonstrated leadership and production experience to the department and be prepared to work collaboratively with other members of the Dance faculty to advance the department’s pledge to developing and implementing recruitment strategies, curriculum, pedagogy, and dance production practices that are anti-racist, anti-sexist, gender, and LGBTQIA+ inclusive. Other responsibilities including acting as a liaison for all co-teachers and/or adjunct faculty in area of expertise, commitment to regular office hours for ongoing mentoring of students’ creative and professional development, college-wide service, participation in divisional and college meetings, academic advisement, and ongoing creative and/or scholarly accomplishment.

Potential cross departmental/cross disciplinary collaborations: This position would have the potential to teach the Africa to the Americas course currently offered in the Gen Ed curriculum as well as to develop cross disciplinary courses with other areas that speak to culture, race and ethnicity.

MMC’s Dance program offers outstanding professional training, a rich liberal arts curriculum, and the opportunity to enjoy New York city’s unparalleled cultural resources. The Dance Department enrolls 200 BFA/BA major combined. The curriculum includes a broad range of dance styles, preparing graduates to perform in diverse venues from ballet to musical theatre, and supplements technical training with eight areas of concentration divided into four BFA and BA programs. For more information about our Dance programs:

Marymount Manhattan College (MMC) is an independent, private, dynamic liberal arts college on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Faithful to the vision of its founders, the College has a long history of reaching out to diverse populations in need of higher education. The College student body continues to become more diverse as we recruit students from underrepresented groups, including more first generation, LGBTQ, and ethnically diverse students from a national pool. Providing a small college experience in the heart of the city, MMC enrolls approximately 2,000 students with an 11:1 student-teacher ratio. We emphasize community-based and hands-on learning. MMC graduates identify themselves as creative changemakers. At Marymount Manhattan College, we fundamentally believe that creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community is a goal to be fervently pursued and translated into action. We place an importance on culturally competent faculty who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusivity and will work towards these values. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about our commitment to diversity, please go to

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