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Associate Professor/Professor

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Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Associate Professor/Professor
Department School of Dance (3508)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The University of Arizona School of Dance invites applications for a full-time Associate Professor or Professor of Dance beginning Fall 2018. This is a unique opportunity for a seasoned professional educator of ballet dance techniques to join one of the highest ranked schools of Dance in the nation and work hand in hand with an outstanding faculty shaping the versatile and educated dancers of today.

The School of Dance is a three-track program with strong and equal emphasis in ballet, modern, and jazz. This position will provide teaching, research/creative activity and service to the School of Dance. The School of Dance supports the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The candidate is expected to support the Universities diversity and inclusiveness excellence efforts.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Teach all levels of studio courses in ballet dance technique.
  • Teach other studio dance forms and dance academic courses.
  • Participate in the active performance obligations of the School as choreographer and/or dancer.
  • Serve on department, college and university committees as assigned.
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Actively contribute to the recruitment of students.
  • Maintain an active professional profile.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • M.F.A. in Dance or equivalent professional credentials.
  • Substantive university teaching experience and professional career of national/international stature.
  • Demonstrated excellence as a teacher of ballet dance technique at the university or professional level, with a record of staging
    existing repertoire and/or choreographing new work in the ballet genre.
  • Ability to teach choreography/composition at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to teach academic courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including Dance History, Dance Appreciation, Dance and Culture, Pedagogy, and Anatomy for Dancers.
  • Ability to stage Masterworks for School of Dance performances.
  • Record of articulation with other disciplines.
  • Knowledge of how to effectively utilize technology.
Rank To be determined.
Tenure Information Tenure-Eligible (TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay Rate of pay commensurate with rank and experience
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21186
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 08/13/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Patricia Choate
pchoate@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 12/04/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 02/01/2017
Special Instructions Summary

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have an M.F.A. in Dance or equivalent professional credentials?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents