This is a 9-month, full time tenure-track faculty position with an academic rank of Assistant Professor for a term beginning August 15, 2019. The position requires teaching all levels of ballet technique, and additional courses in the faculty member's area of expertise. The faculty member will support the curriculum and mission of the program while building a strong artistic profile and/or research agenda that expands and complements the existing expertise in the department. Dance faculty are expected to have a strong commitment to studio teaching and creating choreography including but not limited to ECU/Loessin Playhouse concerts and other School of Theatre and Dance sponsored performances. Additional responsibilities include serving on School, College, and University committees in addition to professional service to the field. The faculty member will also be responsible for student mentoring, coordinating student activities and shows, supporting accreditation, and developing curriculum. The faculty member will participate in ongoing recruitment efforts while fostering a diverse and collegial faculty, staff, and student environment.
Special Instructions To Application:
Candidates must apply online at https://ecu.peopleadmin.com and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references which will be used for letters of recommendation. Please submit electronic application materials only. Written letters of recommendation, proper documentation of identity, employability, and official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Once screening begins it will continue until the position is filled.
2-3 original Letters of Recommendation are required for employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of Recommendation submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of Recommendation not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to: Amanda Hudson East Carolina University Messick Building, Mailstop 553 Greenville, NC 27858
MFA in Performance or Choreography required or a PhD in other dance related field, however, ABD candidates may be considered. Candidates with an MFA or PhD conferred at the time of initial appointment will hold the probationary rank of Assistant Professor. ABD candidates will also be initially appointed with the probationary term rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to first reappointment. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Demonstrated ability to develop or sustain nationally recognized creative activity and/or research.
In place of a terminal degree, we will consider 3 years or more of professional dance experience.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 935014
Organizational Unit Overview:
From the beginning, the School has had two central goals: to give students superior professional training in theatre and dance and to offer professional quality theatrical productions for the University and region. The School maintains a strong commitment to an undergraduate-only experience and offers undergraduates numerous opportunities in performance and production. Depending on desire and focus, students can choose from a variety of degrees and concentrations. BFA degrees are offered with concentrations in acting, dance, dance education, design and production, musical theatre, stage management, theatre for youth and theatre education. The BFA curriculum is designed to help students compete successfully for work in the professional arena. For a more traditional liberal arts focus, a BA degree in Theatre Arts is offered. The School also provides educational enrichment for the non-major undergraduate student by providing many opportunities for cultural and academic growth through course work and theatrical productions.
Program Description: The dance area of East Carolina University's School of Theatre and Dance (ECU SoTD) is a pre-professional BFA program in a triple-track setting with equal emphasis on ballet, modern, and jazz with continued training in tap and other styles. The dance area within the ECU SoTD is committed to creating an environment that fosters professionalism, collaboration, scholastic and creative achievement, and technical proficiency. The dance area is committed to preparing dancers for the many facets of the professional dance world including thorough training in dance technique, composition, and supporting lecture courses. The dance area sustains an enrollment of 70 – 80 BFA majors per year with projected growth to exceed 100 BFA majors per year and also serves the ECU community with non-major courses.
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