The University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance seeks an established dance professional with a primary specialization in modern/contemporary choreography and dance training practices for a tenure-eligible position at the rank of associate professor. The position offers the opportunity to share in leadership of an innovative dance curriculum within a school with a highly active performance program. Successful candidates must demonstrate professional accomplishment at a national and/or international level, with a strong choreographic voice and a particular focus on modern/contemporary technique. A record of innovation and excellence in teaching composition and repertory is also expected. The position in a leading public research institution calls for teaching and creative research to be informed by theoretical inquiry, professional practice, and service.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff, seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and those who practice conduct of inclusion.
Minimum Qualifications: MFA or PhD Degree (or equivalent professional experience) with substantial current experience in the field as a choreographer and or/performer at a national and/or international level; demonstrated success teaching in higher education and/or professional dance settings; evidence of commitment to collaboration, to the education of diverse populations, and to excellence in the arts and higher education.
Preferred Qualifications: A record of increasing administrative responsibility in dance. A strong record of collaboration with colleagues both within the university setting and without. Demonstrated commitment to dancer wellness. Considerable experience teaching modern and/or contemporary dance techniques (not limited to Western techniques), repertory, and composition. Expertise is also desirable in one or more of the following areas: Dance Media and Technology, Experiential Anatomy/Dance Kinesiology, Latin, or other World dance forms, Dance Entrepeneurship, Improvisation, and/or Interdisciplinary Studies. Other areas of expertise will also be considered.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
About University of Florida School of Theatre + Dance
COLLEGE OF THE ARTS:
The College of the Arts fosters creative activity, scholarly and artistic excellence, and innovation across disciplines. We achieve the university’s mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their critical thinking and inspiring a culture of curiosity and imagination. The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doct...oral degrees. Approximately 1,300 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 100 faculty members in its three accredited schools — the School of Art + Art History, the School of Music and the School of Theatre + Dance. In addition to its schools, the college comprises the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Digital Worlds Institute, the Center for Arts and Public Policy, the Center for World Arts, the University Galleries, and the Univeresity level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami.