Tenure Track Faculty - Dance

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Tenure Track Faculty - Dance
Job Code 2360-Tenure Track faculty
Full/Part Time Full Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Rank Assistant Professor
Salary Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience
Department Dept of Theatre and Dance
Hiring Department Summary

The Department of Theatre and Dance fosters student centered learning to advance critically thinking, creative and collaborative artists. The California State University, Sacramento Department of Theatre and Dance provides a broad and thorough foundation of the history, theory, literature and the practice of theatre and dance to students who wish to pursue postgraduate studies or join the profession. The Department of Theatre and Dance offers an imaginative and ambitious program of historical and contextual studies supported by studio and production work. Our mission challenges our students to be independent thinkers. Our department provides a collaborative, artistic environment that reflects a richly complex and diverse global perspective complimented by national and international faculty and staff experience.

The BA in Dance encourages students to create their own artistic pathways within the dance community. Informed by a liberal arts education and grounded in diverse course offerings in technical training, students engage in performance, choreography, production and analysis through a multicultural lens.
The Dance program offers many opportunities for students to collaborate with esteemed faculty, emerging alumni and professional guest artists.

Essential Duties

-Teaching a 12-unit per semester course load including introductory through advanced technique courses, General Education and major lecture courses, composition courses, etc. in at least two of the following areas: Jazz/Musical Theatre, Dance Science/Somatics, Ballet, Africana Diasporic Dance, Urban/Hip Hop, World/Global Forms, Modern/ Contemporary

-Engaging in and producing Scholarly and Creative Activities that contribute to the field and professional profile, including but not limited to original choreography for faculty productions and student productions and direct public concerts

-Actively Participating in service to the Dance Program, Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Arts and Letters, and University through committee work (i.e., season planning, assessment, etc.)

-Advising students through degree completion

-Advise student dance organizations including the participation, coordination, and accompaniment of students to regional and national conferences such as American College Dance Association (ACDA), National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), and/or International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) among others

-Participating in special events and department/college outreach and student recruitment; assisting with development of curriculum; working as a cooperative, collaborative, and collegial member of faculty, etc.; serving the region, state, and nation in areas relevant to teaching, scholarship, and creative work.

Required Qualifications

Education: Master of Fine Arts in Dance or Dance Performance and Choreography or similar terminal degree

Experience: At least two years of teaching experience at the University or Junior/Community/City College level (may include guest artist in residence and part time appointments).

- Demonstrate successful teaching in at least two of the following areas: Jazz/ Musical Theatre, Dance Science/ Somatics, Ballet, Africana Diasporic Dance, Urban/ Hip Hop, World/Global Forms, Modern/ Contemporary

- Demonstrate use of cross-cultural communication skills in advising, mentoring and supporting students from diverse backgrounds.

- Demonstrate evidence of a successful academic choreographic career and/or evidence of a concert dance performance career at the professional level and/or concert dance choreographic career at the professional level

-Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to expand the Dance B.A. Program at public teaching institution.

Preferred Qualifications

-Areas of expertise or specialties in at least two of the following:
Jazz/ Musical Theatre/Tap, Dance Science/Somatics, Ballet, Africana Diasporic Dance, Dunham/Horton Technique, Urban/Hip Hop, World/Global Forms, Modern/ Contemporary, Duncan/Graham/Taylor/Cunningham/Limon/Release/Gaga Technique, Partnering/Contact Improvisation, Dance Improvisation, Dance Composition, Dance Teaching Methodologies/Creative Dance For Children, Dance History/Theory/ Criticism/Dance Cultures

-Demonstrate evidence of a professional body of work on the regional or national level

-Direct, mentor, produce and choreograph for faculty productions and student productions

-Ability to teach large classes

-Ability to develop varied pedagogical approaches

-Ability to employ online teaching tools

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0046P
Anticipated Start Date Fall 2018
Initial Application Review 12/15/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

- Teaching Effectiveness should demonstrate successful teaching in at least two of the areas/specialties listed in “Essential Duties” (i.e. student evaluations, peer evaluations, professional feedback)
- Teaching Philosophy should be one page with two (2) additional sample syllabi from courses taught/assisted, preferably one from a lecture course and one from a technique course.
- Diversity Statement should focus on diversity, inclusion, and equity with demonstrated use of cross-cultural communication skills in advising, mentoring and supporting students from diverse backgrounds.
- Portfolio should be one page Artistic Statement with live URL link of at least four (4) samples of choreographic work.
- Four (4) references that will speak to the professional qualifications of the applicant. The references SHOULD NOT be individuals who provided letters of recommendation.
-Two (2) letters of recommendation required and can either be uploaded under “Optional” documents or Confidential letters of recommendation may be mailed directly to:
CSU Sacramento
Department of Theatre and Dance
Dance Search Committee
Attn: Andrea Cool
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6069

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Campus Diversity Statement

Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region’s students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) or equivalent terminal degree in hand by the date of appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CSU Careers Website
    • CalJobs Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Current eReferral
    • Website
    • HERC Website
    • Newspaper ad
  3. * Are you currently a LECTURER at this or any other California State University?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Teaching Effectiveness
  6. Diversity Statement
  7. Portfolio
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation