Dept. of Dance, Instructor/Assistant Professor (Full-time, Temporary, 1 Year)

Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States

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Dept. of Dance, Instructor/Assistant Professor (Full-time, Temporary, 1 Year)

Assistant Professor

Tenure Information:
1 year Temp

Department Summary:
The Department of Dance at Bridgewater State University is committed to cultivating excellence, innovation and leadership in dance as education, as a performing art form, cultural practice, scientific inquiry, and interdisciplinary application. The dance program is dedicated to fostering scholarly artists and educators in dance, and developing arts-literate citizens.

Through diverse dance techniques and pedagogies, dance science, somatics, cultural dance forms, historical inquiry, dance composition, and dance production and performance, students gain comprehensive knowledge of dance forms and practices, critical thinking skills, and practical experience in a variety of dance applications.

The department offers a BA in Dance, an honors program, an interdisciplinary minor and an education program for teacher certification in dance. The dance program offers a wide variety of dance technique training and a solid theoretical foundation for performance and choreography. In addition, the program offers an emphasis on dance pedagogy in either the private or public sector.

Essential Duties:
The Department of Dance is seeking a full-time, temporary Instructor/Assistant Professor for the 2018-2019 academic year. Courses include Dance History and one of the following core courses: World dance, Dance Appreciation, or Creative Dance I

Participation in departmental meetings, recruitment activities, committee work and productions is expected.

Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree or MFA in Dance

Minimum 2 years of distinguished teaching in dance in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications:
PhD or EdD.

5 years of distinguished teaching in dance in higher education.

Special Conditions for Eligibility:
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

How to apply

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EEO Statement:
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

  • a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

Since the time of its founding in 1840, Bridgewater State University has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and to instill in its students and faculty a deep appreciation for the public good.