Job Announcement for a New Faculty Hire in Dance

Duke University Dance Program
September 12, 2017

Position: Assistant or early Associate Professor of the Practice (regular rank)
Qualifications: Ph.D. and/or MFA in Dance required; teaching experience in an undergraduate / graduate dance program preferred.

Position Qualifications: The Duke University Program in Dance seeks an outstanding, ambitious dance researcher and movement practitioner who will contribute to the development of the undergraduate program as well as to the new proposed MFA in Dance: Embodied Interdisciplinary Praxis. We welcome an individual engaged in both academic theory and practice with specialization in either contemporary dance theory, performance theory or dance history, and movement practice and/or choreography. We value a colleague who will extend the strength of the current dance faculty in terms of research and artistic achievements, and teaching across both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Administrative experience will be highly valued.

Responsibilities:  The faculty member will teach courses in all levels of corporeal theory and artistic practice. Other responsibilities include devising and overseeing undergraduate program development, mentoring, assisting with the production of concerts and other modes of presentations; advising dance majors; contributing to the forthcoming MFA in Dance program; and serving on committees within the Dance Program, Trinity College, and the University.

Our new colleague will contribute to ongoing projects in dance as a researcher, artist and administrator; will pursue or maintain an international profile as an artist/researcher; and will be committed to contributing alongside the current faculty to the Dance Program’s ambitious vision.

The Duke University Dance Program currently offers a BA and a minor in dance and proposes to offer the MFA in Dance, which is currently under the process of approval. The Dance Program is an independent unit within the University’s School of Arts and Sciences.

Start date: July/August 1, 2018
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

Application: Applicants are requested to send a letter of application including a statement of teaching and choreographic methodology; curriculum vitae; descriptions of undergraduate and graduate courses proposed; a writing sample (e.g. thesis/book chapter or journal article); three letters of recommendation; and if applicable, digital links to video recordings of artistic work and teaching. Applications received by December 31, 2017, will be guaranteed full consideration.

Please submit application materials online via the Academic Jobs online portal

For inquiries, please contact:

Professor Purnima Shah
Director, Duke University Dance Program
205 Bivins Building, 2 Brodie Gym Drive
P. O. Box 90686
Durham, NC 27708

EEO / AA Policy: Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.