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Faculty - Dance - 13AS-DAN01

Position Deleted on 7/15/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Denton, TX
Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Theatre and Dance
Full Time
Texas Woman's University - Denton Campus

College of Arts and Sciences, School of the Arts

Department: Department of Dance

Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Dance

Job Code: 13AS-DAN01

Date Closed: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2012, and position will remain open until filled.

Please submit via email a cover letter; curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts; evidence of teaching ability (may include student evaluations, peer evaluations, teaching awards, teaching philosophy, etc.); a sample of work (creative or writing); three letters of recommendation; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three additional references. Submit materials to References must include the position/job code and candidate's name in the subject line.

The Department of Dance At Texas Woman's University is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Dance starting in August 2013. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in dance or a related field with a strong emphasis in dance. She or he must have college-level teaching experience in studio and theory courses, a record of scholarly productivity (choreography, performance, and/or research), and a service record commensurate with appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor in a nationally accredited dance program. The department seeks an individual with innovative ideas about the integration of theory and practice in art making, research, and pedagogy, as well as a commitment to transdisciplinary inquiry and the examination of methodological issues in a variety of research contexts. Candidates should have a personal research agenda (creative or writing), the interest and ability to facilitate inquiry that will lead others to discovering and developing their own research interests, and should demonstrate strong potential to attain a national reputation in the field of dance as an educator, scholar, and leader.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary teaching responsibilities will include teaching some combination of the following: technique and other studio courses (world dance forms preferred), undergraduate and master's-level pedagogy, undergraduate and master's-level theory courses, and courses for the University Core Curriculum. Teaching formats may include online and hybrid courses in addition to face-to-face instruction. In addition to teaching responsibilities, contributions to the department in the following areas is expected: service on PhD, MA, and MFA committees; advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; program development and assessment; participation in department and University shared governance forums; and active involvement in recruitment and retention initiatives. Scholarly productivity in art making and/or research/writing is required.

Texas Woman's University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. The College of Arts and Sciences, with over thirty-five percent of TWU's graduate and undergraduate population of over 14,700, prepares students for success in a global world. TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This metroplex, the nation's fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at

Texas Woman's University, an AA/EEO employer, supports diversity. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. All offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate's ability to provide documents which establish proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. All positions at Texas Woman's University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks.
Texas Woman's University strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

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