NYU Tisch Department of Dance seeks an experienced dance educator and dance practitioner with expertise in ballet or contemporary dance technique, with a strong anatomical and somatic approach to their practice. Candidates should possess embodied knowledge as a choreographer, performer, and teacher and the ability to teach a diverse student population using inclusive course materials and culturally responsive teaching strategies. Successful candidates will have artistic leadership experience in the form of curricular development, program directing, and producing professional dance works in the U.S. and internationally, along with a deep connection to the professional dance field.
The Tisch Department of Dance celebrates the use of live music in dance technique classes and the successful candidate will have robust knowledge and expertise working with live musicians. The department encourages progressive teaching strategies that cultivate community and challenge euro-centric perspectives in concert dance forms. Work in community activism through dance is highly desired.
Other duties, common among all full-time faculty at Tisch Dance, include:
Serve as faculty advisor for dance productions
Mentor students' creative work for departmental concerts
Advise students on their academic progress toward fulfilling degree requirements
Contribute to student recruitment and audition activities
Maintain regular office hours
Participate in departmental, school, and university faculty meetings and as a member of various faculty committees in the department and the university at large
This position contributes to our program through excellent teaching, professional creative practice and valuable university service. The Assistant Arts Professor must enthusiastically support NYU's commitment to the academic success of all students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.
About the Tisch Dance Program:
We seek to develop and prepare fully realized dance artists to be critical thinkers, fearless leaders, and fluent performers. Our program focuses on contemporary dance, with equal emphasis on performance and choreography. Our faculty comprises individuals who are committed to diversity and inclusivity, and who continually work to integrate these values into the culture at Tisch Dance.
The BFA training program is a comprehensive, organic approach to dance. Students earn their degree through an intensive three-year plus two-summer curriculum. First-year course work focuses on learning to dance in the most efficient and healthy way. Technique classes emphasize placement and alignment principles. Additional coursework includes dance composition, kinesthetics of anatomy, music theory, and production. The second-year develops these principles with courses in dance herstory, acting, improvisation, music literature, and advanced dance composition: tools acquired in music and composition classes in the first year are integrated in a course involving phrase manipulation as it applies to choreography. The third year focuses on integrating the previous years of training into staged performance and choreography. Third-year students gain professional dance experience as ensemble members of Tisch's Second Avenue Dance Company. Elective courses include dance science, dance and technology, design, and pedagogy. Along with departmental work, students take required academic courses throughout their time in the program. Transfer students must complete all department requirements.
BFA, MFA, or Ed.D plus equivalent professional experience
Evidence of professional creative accomplishment in choreography, performance, or other creative projects in concert dance, site-specific, multi-genre, or interdisciplinary context
Research and experience using dance as activism and a deep connection to the professional dance field
Full-time or part-time college-level teaching experience with a diverse student population
Commitment to pre-professional, conservatory-caliber dance training within the context of a liberal arts education
Online teaching experience and knowledge of digital platforms in the event remote or hybrid learning environments become necessary
Ability to advise and mentor dance students in their creative and academic work
Practical experience in producing a dance concert and mentoring choreographic work from inception to completion
Demonstrated communication, collaboration, leadership, and organizational skills within a university or community setting
Respect for individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives and be knowledgeable about an inclusive curriculum to serve diverse populations
Candidates should be prepared to submit a cover letter outlining interest in the position, a CV, an artistic statement that addresses equity and inclusion in their creative research and teaching activities, three samples of creative research/artistic work, and three professional reference letters. The application deadline is OCTOBER 24, 2022.
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