Duke Dance Program Seeks New Faculty Hire

The Duke University Program in Dance seeks an outstanding dance researcher and artist practitioner who will contribute significantly to the new MFA in Dance: Live Art and Embodied Practice, in teaching, research, and the advising of MFA thesis projects. We welcome an individual who will both expand and extend the areas of expertise of the current faculty in terms of research, international engagement, and teaching across degree programs (MFA and BA). We value a colleague whose research is informed by an active artistic practice.

Responsibilities: The faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in all levels of corporeal practice and theory, dance making, live art and / or dance technology. Other responsibilities include devising and overseeing graduate program development, especially in international exchange programs; assisting with production of concerts; chairing/serving on graduate thesis committees; advising dance majors; participating in recruitment; participating in Program development; and serving on committees in the Dance Program, College, and University.

Our new colleague will contribute to ongoing projects in dance as a researcher and administrator; will maintain an international profile as an artist/researcher; and will be committed to developing and directing a new, cutting‐edge MFA program in Live Art and Embodied Practice alongside the current faculty in Dance at Duke.

The Duke University Dance Program currently offers a BA and a minor in dance. The Dance Program is an independent unit within the University’s School of Arts and Sciences.

Position: Open Rank Professor of the Practice, full‐time.
Qualifications: PhD or MFA in Dance required; prior teaching experience in a graduate dance program preferred.
Start date: August 1, 2016
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

Applicants are requested to send a letter of application including a statement of teaching and choreographic interests; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; and if applicable, a DVD of choreography and teaching. Applications received by January 15, 2016 will be guaranteed full consideration.

Please submit application materials online via the Academic Jobs online portal: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6288

For inquiries, please contact:

Prof. Purnima Shah
Director, Duke University Dance Program

205 Bivins Building, 2 Brodie Gym Drive
P. O. Box 90686
Durham, NC 27708


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