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Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Dance

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) links to samples of research/choreography and/or teaching, (4) statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including (5) teaching statement, (6) course syllabi and (7) student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Posting Number F00178
Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Dance
Department Dance Department-1007
Job Category Faculty Posting
Position Type Full-Time
Position Details

The Wesleyan University Dance Department invites applications for a full-time, visiting position in Dance, (one-year contract renewable up to 3 years), beginning September 1, 2018. Salary is competitive and includes a full range of benefits as well as support for travel and research.

The successful candidate would teach five courses over two semesters. Courses may include solo composition, other performance making practices, intermediate/advanced contemporary technique practices, and/or hybrid courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. We are particularly interested in Black vernacular dance and/or other global contemporary practices. The Dance Department’s pedagogy emphasizes critical engagement as well as the integration of theory and practice in both seminar and studio based courses within a rigorous liberal arts context.

As a small, collaborative department, all members of the dance faculty contribute to the supervision of senior thesis projects, the production of performances and events with students and visiting artists, and the ongoing development and administration of the dance program. Above all, we seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, a lively intellectual and artistic engagement with the field, and an interest in contributing to a vital and diverse curriculum and interdisciplinary conversations.

Information on the Wesleyan University Dance Department is available at http://www.wesleyan.edu/dance/.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have an MA in Dance, Dance Studies or related field; terminal degree in Dance, Dance Studies or related field preferred. Ideal candidates will have a terminal degree in Dance, Dance Studies or other related field.

Management Competencies
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Special Instructions To Applicants

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) links to samples of research/choreography and/or teaching, (4) statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including (5) teaching statement, (6) course syllabi and (7) student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information

Applications completed by Monday, March 19, 2018 will receive full consideration.

Please contact Hari Krishnan at hkrishnan@wesleyan.edu if you have questions about the application process.

Note for Interfolio users:
We gladly accept letters of recommendation from Interfolio. From your Interfolio account, please use the “web delivery” method to upload your letters directly to our online application.

For further instructions, look here: http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System.

Supplemental Questions

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Work Sample
  4. Research Statement
  5. Teaching Statement
  6. Sample Syllabi
  7. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
Optional Documents