The Department of Dance at California State University, Long Beach is seeking candidates for an Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure-track) position beginning August 2016. Please pass this announcement on to any colleagues who are qualified and might be interested in this position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: M.A. or M.S. Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Biomechanics, Physical Therapy or a related science discipline. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the masters or doctoral degree by August 1, 2016. Demonstrated evidence of clinical or teaching experience with dancers in a university or professional setting; demonstrated evidence of research, scholarly and creative activities in dance science; demonstrated ability to teach courses in two or more of the following areas: Anatomy for the Dancer, Placement for the Dancer, Pilates, Dance Pedagogy (from a scientific perspective); demonstrated evidence of training as a dancer in a university or pre-professional setting. Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.
DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Biomechanics, Physical Therapy or a related science discipline. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2016. Minor or undergraduate degree in Dance for four or more years of pre-professional dance training. Experience in clinical work related to dance injuries, demonstrated evidence of a professional record of research, scholarly and creative activities in dance science on a national or international level. Experience working with dance teachers regarding application of scientific principles to teaching dance technique. Two years or more of teaching experience in dance science undergraduate or graduate courses, including anatomy, in a college setting. Active involvement in dance science professional organizations. Demonstrated success serving as a liaison between academic departments. Current Pilates teaching certificate from a 450-hour comprehensive Pilates training program or comparable Pilates professional experience (online-only programs excluded). Training and expertise to teach one other course in the Department of Dance.
DUTIES: Teach at least four of the following undergraduate and graduate courses as appropriate to training and expertise: Anatomy for the Dancer,, Anatomy in Clay Laboratory, Pilates, Placement for the Dancer, and Scientific Principles as related to teaching dance technique. May be assigned to teach other Department courses appropriate to training and expertise. Serve as the dance science coordinator for research, mentoring, and course access for students in the Option in Dance Science. Serve as a liaison between related departments to promote the option in Dance Science that is currently part of the curriculum. Produce scholarly activity and publish in the field of dance science; serve as the Pilates Center coordinator; participate in service to the department, college, and university committees.
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
For complete information about this position and our Department, please visit our website at www.csulb.edu/dance.
Review of applications begins October, 15, 2015
Thank you for your assistance.
Lorin Johnson, Associate Professor
Chair, Search Committee