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Opportunities Beyond Swarthmore: Dance Studies Position

Dance Studies Job Posting, Swarthmore College

The Swarthmore College Department of Music and Dance invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Dance Studies at the assistant professor level, with a specialization in ballet and/or modern dance, beginning in Fall 2015 . We are looking for an exceptional scholar/practitioner who can demonstrate a visible national and international profile, a strong record of publication and creative work, excellence in undergraduate teaching, and knowledge of curriculum development and design.

The successful candidate will teach five courses per year, including courses on dance history, theory, and technique courses, integrating theory and practice whenever possible. As a small collaborative department, members of the faculty also contribute to supervision of undergraduate theses, student productions, and events with visiting artists. Other responsibilities include administrative work and service to the College. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D in Dance or Performance Studies, although exceptional candidates with M.F.As will be considered. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2014. Review of applications will begin in January and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit an online application at

Please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three reference letters, one or more samples of scholarship/creative work, and a sample syllabus.

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.
Application Materials Required: Submit the following items online at this website:

* Cover Letter
* Curriculum Vitae
* Scholarship/Creative Work Sample
* Sample Syllabus
* Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site)

Opportunities Beyond Swarthmore: Asst. Professor wanted

Assistant Professor (Dance) Tenure Track – Hobart and William Smith

The Department of Dance invites applications for a tenure-track position in Dance (Africanist/African diaspora) at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall 2015; terminal degree MFA or Ph.D. required. We seek an artist/scholar whose work stems from an Afro-centric perspective to join a vibrant Dance department in an interdisciplinary liberal arts environment. We seek a colleague who can offer studio- based courses and dance theory courses in fairly equal proportions; an artist/scholar whose expertise is based in/informed by a form whose movement roots are Africanist, whether traditional or contemporary, i.e.: African, Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Caribbean or other African diaspora forms.


  • Terminal degree required
  • Terminal degree in discipline other than Dance with professional experience in dance a possibility
  • Teaching experience in the field
  • Evidence of artist/scholar activity
  • Demonstrated interest in teaching in a liberal arts environment

Application Instructions:Application deadline is October 1, 2014, but we will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Expected start date: July 1, 2015. Please send the following documents to Inter-folio’s ByCommittee, which is free to applicants at this link

  • Letter of application which addresses your qualifications for this position and summarizes your artistic/scholarly identity
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy statement
  • Teaching Interests statement
  • Names and contact information (telephone and e-mail) for three current referencesCandidates of interest will be asked to submit graduate transcripts, videotapes/dvds of choreographic work, and/or further documentation of artistic/scholarly work through Inter-folio. Please do not submit additional materials unless requested.The preferred method of application is through Interfolio’s ByCommittee ( Questions may be directed to Professor Cynthia J Williams, Search Committee Chair, Dance Department, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 300 Pulteney Street, Geneva, NY 14456. Contact email:; Contact telephone (315) 781-3495.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applicants from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions. The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program. Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.