The School for Classical & Contemporary Dance (SCCD) at Texas Christian University
POSITION: The School for Classical & Contemporary Dance (SCCD) at Texas Christian University seeks candidates for an Instructor I in Dance. Instructor I is a full-time, non-tenure track, renewable and promotable position with a primary responsibility in teaching a full 12 credit hour course load each semester.
QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE: The SCCD seeks candidates who are experienced, committed, engaged, and passionate educators who will provide a balance of expertise with current faculty members. The ability to engage both dance majors and non-majors in a range of studio and lecture-based coursework is essential. Graduate degree required. MFA in dance preferred. MA in Dance considered. Two years minimum university teaching experience preferred.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Candidates should be prepared to teach studio-based and lecture format courses that include contemporary technique, functional anatomy, creative dance for children, dance in education (K-12), and survey courses in world dance. Additionally, candidates who can teach improvisational dance forms and/or support existing Pilates teacher training coursework and/or Gyrotonic® coursework are encouraged to apply. The ability to teach additional studio coursework in jazz, hip hop, and/or global dance forms is desirable as is experience in concert production, community engagement, department service, and professional development.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
STARTING DATE: August 15, 2017
GENERAL INFORMATION: TCU is a major teaching and research institution that prioritizes the teacher/scholar model and values diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements of academic excellence in higher education. The School for Classical & Contemporary Dance has eight full-time faculty members, over sixty BFA majors, and serves over 700 students annually through its general population course offerings. The Fort Worth/Dallas area offers rich cultural opportunities.
TCU encourages applications from diverse candidates and is dedicated to an inclusive learning community.
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Complete application includes: letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation, one of which should directly address the candidate’s teaching. Letters must be sent to the separate email listed below. Additional materials, including a video of the candidate teaching, may be requested.
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