Assistant Professor of Dance Studies, University at Buffalo

09 October, 2014

The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University at Buffalo,, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance Studies. We seek a dance scholar who will maintain a robust research agenda and establish themselves as a leader and innovator in the field. This individual will significantly contribute teaching expertise to our existing graduate programs, undergraduate Dance programs, and will actively participate in ongoing curricular development, including the design and implementation of a new MFA Dance program.

Minimum requirements:

Ph.D. in Dance Studies, Performance Studies, or related field; and college teaching experience. Candidates with an MFA degree will be considered if background is well matched to the responsibilities of the position.

Specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates whose research focuses on the integration of theory and practice; embodied inquiry; and/or social, cultural and/or global perspectives. Our new colleague will teach a regular course load (4 per year), including history and theory, with opportunities to develop courses in the candidate's area of specialization. Individuals with additional expertise in teaching studio courses are highly encouraged to apply. All Dance faculty mentor student research and creative activities; contribute to departmental dance concerts as director or choreographer; and provide service to the department or university as appropriate. We strongly encourage applicants who will enhance the diversity of the University at Buffalo through their research, teaching, and service.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter; detailed CV; research statement; teaching philosophy; two work samples (one of which must be a written document); one sample course syllabus; and contact information for three references via:

All materials are due by December 1, 2014. Digital work samples and questions should be directed to Karen Cleary at 285 Alumni Arena, Buffalo NY, 14260, UB is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

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