The Department of Theatre and Dance at Wake Forest University invites applications for the Teacher Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow in Dance. This non-tenure track position has an initial one-year appointment with possible renewal for a total of three years. Start date: August, 2018.
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MFA or PhD required. Dance scholarship, previous university teaching, choreography experience a must.
Expertise in one of the following areas: Dance Education, Dance and Technology, Somatic practices, World Dance forms, Tap dance and non-western dance forms;
The ability to teach the following: all levels of Modern and/or Jazz dance technique to a broad range of undergraduate students as well as a History of Dance course
Choreograph for the Dance concerts and assist in dance concert productions;
Play an active role in recruitment and retention of students, work collaboratively with other faculty on curricular development and administrative/organizational issues;
Serve on Departmental Committees;
Candidates should also possess strong organizational and communication skills
Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please submit the following required Documentation with online application:
A letter of application stating qualifications for the position as described;
Two confidential letters of recommendation on official letterhead, to be submitted to email@example.com;
A statement of your teaching philosophy and artistic-research interests;
Video Documentation of choreography should be easily accessible; sent via vimeo, youtube, or personal website links.
Please note that the system will only allow 5 documents to be uploaded. Please combine your documents as necessary.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. EST
Questions related to the position may be directed to Associate Professor, Christina Soriano, firstname.lastname@example.org or at 336-758-4460. All technical questions about the application may be directed to email@example.com.
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Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.
Offering the personal attention of a small liberal arts college, coupled with the breadth and global relevancy of a leading research institution, Wake Forest claims the distinction of being the nation's premier collegiate university. Wake Forest is consistently ranked among the top 30 universities in the nation. Our mission is to educate the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-fille...d lives while building a community dedicated to serving humanity in the spirit of our motto, Pro Humanitate.