Full Time Faculty: Assistant Professor – Dance



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Job description

Center Valley, PA

DeSales University’s Division of Performing Arts seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance. A terminal degree in Dance (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) is required. Salary is commensurate with experience, plus a strong benefits package. Appointment to begin August 2020.

Responsibilities include teaching four courses per semester, directing concerts, serving on departmental and university committees, advising students, and developing and sustaining active artistic/research involvement. The ideal candidate will teach Dance on Camera, all levels of ballet or modern dance, and develop service learning and community outreach initiatives within the department. The ability to teach in any of the following areas is desirable: dance composition, dance pedagogy, partnering, and Bartenieff fundamentals. The ideal candidate will also support and promote diversity in the Dance Department.

DeSales University’s Dance Department offers a BA degree in Dance with 60 majors and 3 fulltime faculty members. The department is committed to producing student choreographic work each semester in addition to faculty and professional guest artist work annually. Our practical and theoretical dance curriculum is supplemented by diverse weekly master classes with professional artists from New York, Philadelphia, and beyond. There is also opportunity for collaboration with the Theatre and TV/Film departments within the Division of Performing Arts.

How to apply

To apply, please submit electronically the following materials to Amy Diehl at [email protected]:

  • Letter of Application;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Statement of teaching and research interests;
  • Transcripts;
  • Three letters of Recommendation; and
  • Link to an online artistic/research portfolio.

Application deadline is November 15, 2019.

DeSales University is a Catholic liberal arts institution located on a beautiful 400+acre campus in the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania. The campus is approximately 1.5 hours from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City. Traditional-age students (1,700), evening-degree students (800), and graduate students (800) comprise the student body of 3,300. As a member of the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges, DeSales University participates in cooperative programs with Lehigh University, and with Cedar Crest, Lafayette, Moravian, and Muhlenberg Colleges. E.O.E.