Asian American Arts Alliance

Faculty Position Announcement

Visiting Assistant Professor in Dance


Position: Full-time, nine-month, non-tenure accruing faculty position

Date of Expected Hire: August 16, 2018

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, full benefits-eligible.


Summary Description: The University of Florida, School of Theatre and Dance, College of the Arts, invites applications for the position of a Visiting Assistant Professor in Dance with specializations in composition, modern/contemporary and/or ballet. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are especially interested in candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations and colleagues.


Responsibilities: Teach three courses per semester including Dance Composition, varying levels of Modern/Contemporary Technique and/or Ballet, and Repertory. Expertise is also desirable in one or more of the following areas: Improvisation, Dance Pedagogy, Dance Media and Technology, and/or Kinesiology/Somatics.

Further responsibilities include setting an original composition as part of the annual faculty dance concert or guest artist/student showcases; commitment to teaching excellence and creative collaboration; effective student guidance; and participation in audition and recruitment activities.

Minimum Requirements: MFA or PhD in Dance (or equivalent professional experience). Experience and currency in the field as a performer/choreographer with companies or venues of regional or national prominence.


Preferred Qualifications: Two years teaching experience in higher education or professional dance setting beyond Graduate School with evidence of commitment to collaboration, diversity, and excellence in the arts and higher education.  


Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin February 27, 2018 and continue until an applicant pool is established. To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by March 12, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority. Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application system at Online applications must include the following: (1) a detailed letter of application; (2) a curriculum vita; (3) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; (4) links to a minimum of 3 creative works on Vimeo or other video sharing site; (5) sample of teaching on Vimeo or other video sharing site; and (6) names and contact information of three professional references. The application system will prompt the applicant for the names/emails of the references. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time, including letters of reference. 


If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call +1 (352) 392- 4621 or the Florida Relay System at +1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD). 

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