The Department of Theater Arts in the School of Arts and Sciences at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track position in stage movement, physical theater, and/or dance at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in academic year 2022-2023. This position is subject to budget approval.
We seek candidates who are practicing artists with multidisciplinary approaches to physical theater, movement, and/or dance creation. We are especially interested in candidates who can extend the department's courses into one or more of the following new areas: non-Western movement techniques and methodologies, histories of global dance/movement, dance ethnography, and/or dance anthropology. Candidates with demonstrated commitments to producing innovative creative work/research in the areas of theater movement, dance, and/or choreography and to teaching in a liberal arts setting are encouraged to apply. Duties include the teaching of undergraduate courses such as physical theater, devising dance theater, world dance, histories of global dance, movement for actors and performers, modern and contemporary dance, choreography/movement composition, introduction to dance, mask and clowning, hip hop, Alexander Technique, Lecoq movement, Butoh, Feldenkrais, Gaga, Kabuki, Suzuki, and/or yoga for performers; undergraduate mentoring and thesis advising; contributing to the Theater Arts production season and public programming; and university and departmental service. The course load is 2/2.
Candidates should have a terminal degree (MFA and/or PhD) or equivalent achievement in physical theater, stage movement and/or dance, with a minimum of three years of college/university teaching experience, by July 1, 2022. Applicants should submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; sample of creative work; and names and contact information for three referees. The cover letter should outline the applicant's interest in teaching diverse students in a liberal arts setting, as well as their experiences with and approaches to artistic practice/creation. The cover letter might also address how the applicant uses art to foster community engagement, advocacy, and collaboration. Only online applications will be accepted. Application materials may be uploaded here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19882. First consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2021. Questions about the position can be directed to Isaiah M. Wooden (email@example.com).
At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis' history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.
Internal Number: Asst Prof in Theater Arts
About Brandeis University
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.