The department of Theatre at the University of Minnesota Duluth invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in Dance and Musical Theatre. Position is a 100% appointment over the 9-month academic year, primarily supporting the Musical Theatre Major and Dance Minor programs. Responsibilities include: teaching various levels of dance technique, especially tap and jazz; teaching various lever of musical theatre skills and auditioning to BA and BFA students; supporting an active production season by providing choreography and/or direction for at least one production a year as part of the mainstage season; and providing departmental service and other requisite duties of a tenure-track position. Ability to teach courses in a secondary emphasis will be considered.
Duties will include contribution to departmental committees, curriculum development, student advising, recruitment, and participation at production and faculty meetings. As a tenure-track position, faculty member will also be expected to maintain professional development, which can be achieved by outside performance, choreography or directing, publishing, scholarship within the discipline and/or regarding pedagogy and/or public engagement, conference attendance, workshop presentations, and/or involvement in professional organizations.
Essential Qualifications: Masters degree in Dance, Musical Theatre or Theatre from a regionally accredited university with two years teaching experience, a record of effective instruction in musical theatre and various styles of dance technique at the college and/or university level, and evidence of effective teaching and communication skills. Graduate school teaching experience accepted. Evidence to sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural disability, LGBTQ, and ethnic backgrounds of students, staff and faculty is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Terminal degree in Dance, Musical Theatre or Theatre from a regionally accredited university, significant knowledge of current and effective practices in teaching musical theatre dance repertoire from a technical and historical perspective, professional experience as a musical theatre performer and/or choreographer, evidence of commitment to collaboration, diversity, and excellence in the arts and higher education. Ability to teach in a secondary emphasis including, but not limited to, one or more of the following: improvisation, somatic techniques, dance repertory, dance technology, and/or dance history and criticism.
Internal Number: 335506
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