Other duties: All Department of Dance faculty members must develop creative and/or scholarly research that demonstrates continuing growth of regional, national and international visibility. Creating choreography or staging repertory for departmental productions each semester is also required. The applicant must work collegially with others and be committed to mentoring students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with individuals from all communities and cultures is required, with commitment to encourage and support diversity. The successful candidate must be an inspiring teacher and artist/scholar who will make strong contributions to the department's mission through excellence in teaching, creative work and/or publication, and commitment to service and community engagement.
Service is an integral aspect of the position. Departmental service encompasses responsibilities of student advisement and mentoring (undergraduate and graduate), active recruitment and regular participation in departmental audition process for both the BFA and MFA programs. In addition to the centrality of departmental service, tenure-track and tenured dance faculty also serve on college and university committees.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
The Department of Dance at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Dance at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2022.
Responsibilities: Teach daily a dance technique class (ballet, contemporary, jazz, and/or world dance forms) and able to teach choreography courses. The candidate must also contribute significantly to the MFA program by teaching graduate level coursework and serving on/chairing thesis committees. Based on departmental needs and the individual's area of specialization, other courses assigned could include anatomy/kinesiology for dance, dance history and theories, dance pedagogy, or dance technologies and production. Demonstrated potential for distinguished creative and/or publication required.
Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position:
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Internal Number: 29174
About Sam Houston State University
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges th...e university's significant commitment to service.
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston.
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