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 http://apply.interfolio.com/25264

  • 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 (http://apply.interfolio.com/25264). 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: Williams@hws.edu; 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.