This position is a full-time 9 month appointment as a tenure-track, assistant
professor, tenured associate professor or professor of DANCE STUDIES beginning
September 14, 1998. Rank depends on qualifications experience, and appointment
will be consistent with existing collegiate and university policy.
Position Description: The University of Minnesota's Department of Theatre
Arts and Dance is seeking a dance scholar to anchor and develop the academic
component of a dynamic and distinguished BA/BFA Dance Program. The successful
candidate must have expertise in dance history and theory with additional
experience/knowledge in practice, criticism and performance/interdisciplinary
A. Teaching undergraduate dance survey courses, western dance history,
aesthetics, writing and emerging trends; advising/mentoring of undergraduate
Dance majors and theatre program's graduate students including chairing of
master's theses and doctoral dissertations; participating in the development of
a graduate Dance Program.
B. Maintaining a distinguished record of research and publication.
C. Giving service to the field, the University, the Department and the
Dance Program. This may include a term as Director of the Dance Program or
Chair of the Department of Theater Arts and Dance, as well as administration and
interaction with the Twin Cities dance/arts community.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in dance history, ethnology, education, cultural
or performance studies or related fields; a recognized record of scholarly
research; continuing research which reflects a commitment to intercultural and
interdisciplinary practices to dance. Minimum of two years of distinguished
teaching in higher education, preferably at a research university; a
pedagogical approach that is
integrative and multi-cultural; experience with advising students.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in theatre, theory or practice, is
desirable. Demonstrated leadership and administrative skills, preferably in
dance or academe; substantive service to the field.
SALARY RANGE: $34,000-$55,000; commensurate with experience
To apply, please send a letter of application, resume, and three letters of
recommendation to: Chair, Dance Studies Committee, Department of Theatre Arts
and Dance, 208 Middlebrook Hall, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
POSTMARKED BY: January 9, 1998
For additional information, e-mail Search Coordinator:
<firstname.lastname@example.org> and visit the Department web site:
<http://cla.umn.edu/theater/index/html> or the University web site:
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have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to
race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status,
disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
Interim Director of Dance
Department of Theatre Arts and Dance
University of Minnesota