Assistant Professor of Dance

Job Type Assistant/Associate Professor of Dance
Job Status Interviewing
Date Posted Monday, 22 October 2012
Location Little Rock
Start Date August 15, 2013
Company Information University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Theatre Arts & Dance
2801 S. University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204
Job Description The University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Dance on a tenure track, nine month appointment to begin on August 15, 2013. The position (R97796) offers the qualified individual an opportunity to contribute to the continued development of the only BFA in Dance Performance offered in the state of Arkansas. The department is dedicated to an integration of dance and theatre within a cohesive unit in order to expose students to both forms and to provide an experience with the potential for a collaborative fusion. Governance, planning, and administration are developed by the faculty as a whole.
Responsibilities will include teaching all levels of ballet, composition, and dance history. An opportunity exists as well for the individual to teach modern technique as well as an area of personal interest such as dance media and technology, kinesiology/somatics or body conditioning. Additional responsibilities will include participation in the direction of and choreography for dance concerts and performances, student advising and mentoring, participation in recruitment and retention initiatives, the exercise of leadership potential and administrative skills, and developing and maintaining a national profile as a creative artist and/or scholar.
Qualifications The successful candidate will have significant credits in the field as a performer/choreographer, and a demonstrated commitment to the highest levels of collaboration.
Minimum Qualifications: MFA in Dance, three years experience teaching in an institution of higher learning or in a professional dance setting
Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate in Dance or in a related field in addition to the required MFA.
Number of Openings 1
Highest finished education University
How to Apply

To apply: Submit a letter of application (referencing position R97796), a statement of your teaching philosophy, resume/curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation, the names, regular and email addresses and phone numbers for an additional five references, unofficial transcript of the highest degree earned, and a sample of your work as a performer/choreographer. If you wish, you may also provide a sample of your written work or scholarship. Send all to Jay E. Raphael, Theatre Arts and Dance, UALR, 2801 S. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204-1099. HYPERLINK "" HYPERLINK "" The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position.  Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United State

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