Emory University Assistant Professor of Dance, Tenure-Track in Decatur, Georgia


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The Emory University Dance and Movement Studies Program, within the Department of Theater and Dance, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor position in dance beginning fall 2019.

We seek an artist/educator who is actively engaged in artistic or scholarly research and has demonstrated skill in teaching contemporary modern dance, somatic practices, choreography, and dance history. Emory University considers choreographic and performative work as principal activities for intellectual investigation and significant contributions to the discipline. Arts faculty on the tenure track are expected to demonstrate continuous contributions to regional and/or national scholarship or performative work. Teaching responsibilities include all levels of modern/contemporary technique, solo composition, and dance history with a strong and documented commitment to pedagogical growth, development and excellence.The faculty member will also create new choreography for the Emory Dance Company.

Emory Dance and Movement Studies Program

Within the Department of Theater and Dance, the Emory Dance and Movement Studies Program offers a BA in dance in addition to a dance minor curriculum. The successful candidate will join an undergraduate program that both in research as well as in teaching and mentoring emphasizes collaboration, the creation of new work, the interdisciplinary nature of creative scholarship, innovation in movement research, and the process of artistic practices in a liberal arts setting.

The Dance Program invests in the traditions of modern dance and the theory and analysis of movement research. We value individualism, innovation, and interdisciplinary approaches to learning and dance making. The curriculum includes courses in modern, ballet and jazz technique, improvisation, world dance forms, performance, choreography, dance history, Laban studies, dance pedagogy, concert production, contemporary issues, introduction to dance, principles of design, lighting design, somatic practices, independent research projects, and freshman seminars.

Mission statement : We develop skilled and uniquely expressive individuals who move and act with intelligence and sensitivity, think independently, and value original thought and diversity.

Emory University and the College of Arts and Sciences

Emory University is a highly ranked research university: Number 21 in the U.S. News and World Report annual National University Rankings. The Emory College of Arts and Sciences offers students the rare opportunity to experience the sense of community and faculty engagement in a liberal arts setting, with the full resources and opportunities of an urban research university. Eighty percent of Emory classes have fewer than 30 students, the student-faculty ratio is 8:1, and the undergraduate population represents 49 states and 79 nations.

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  • MFA in dance and a strong record of professional experience

  • Demonstrated skill in teaching contemporary modern dance, somatic practices, choreography, and dance history

  • Active engagement in artistic or scholarly research that reflects innovations in the field of contemporary dance

  • Desirable:

  • Two or more years of full time university teaching experience

  • Additional teaching strengths in areas of dance including (but not limited to) world dance forms, ballet or jazz technique, laban studies, improvisation, or courses where movement is studied in an interdisciplinary way

Deadline: Review of applications begin on December 1, 2018. Applications received up to 30 days after review begins will be given full consideration.

  • Required Materials: All of the following are required; incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Letter of application (maximum length two pages)

  • Curriculum vita

  • A research statement defining your artistic and/or scholarly interests and aspirations, as well as how you envision this research evolving over the next five years (maximum length three pages)

  • Links to choreographic work samples (3 maximum). Samples should be 3-5 minute uninterrupted excerpts.

  • Emory University is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please submit a two page statement that addresses your teaching philosophy, including your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentoring of students from diverse backgrounds. The teaching philosophy is a statement of your overall core beliefs and values as a movement educator.

  • The names, affiliations and contact information of five professionals in the field that may be solicited for recommendation information

Questions should be directed to Emory Dance Program Coordinator Anne Walker at or 404-727-7266.

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Job Number 28335

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory College

Department ECAS: Dance

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

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