Tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor in Dance—OPEN
(rank to be determined after evaluation of qualifications and experience)
The Pomona College Dance Program, Department of Theatre and Dance, invites applications for a tenure-track position (at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor) to teach and provide dynamic leadership in the area of Technique, Choreography, and Performance. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching Modern Dance Technique, Composition, Repertory, and one course from among the following: Somatic Movement Techniques, Improvisation, or other area of related interest. The position requires an MFA degree, substantial experience teaching in a liberal arts college (beyond graduate assistantships), a demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student population, and a solid record of performance and/or choreographic achievement on the national/international level. Demonstrated success in managing the administrative responsibilities of a college dance program or professional company is highly desirable. The candidate will be expected to provide leadership and vision for the study of dance and movement in a broad cultural context and to further the active participation of the Pomona Dance Program in the liberal arts curriculum throughout the five Claremont Colleges.
Pomona College, a highly selective liberal arts college of 1500 students, is a founding member of the Claremont Colleges, a unique constellation of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions, located thirty-five miles east of Los Angeles. The Dance Program, which enrolls approximately four hundred students per year, offers both a major (Performance or Movement Studies) and minor. A program of the Department of Theatre and Dance for the Claremont Colleges, it enjoys a cooperative relationship with the Department of Theatre for the Claremont Colleges and the Scripps College Dance Department. Pomona College is an Equal Opportunity employer and especially invites applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.
A complete initial application will include (1) a letter of interest in the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) graduate academic transcript(s), (4) three letters of recommendation, and (5) three brief statements (a) on the role of dance and movement study in the liberal arts curriculum, (b) one addressing scholarship and including your future directions, and (c) one addressing your experience and/ or ability to mentor a diverse student body.
To receive full consideration, applications must be received by January 6, 2017. Candidates may be invited to send a video sample at a later date. Please send complete dossier via AJO:https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8579. For further information about the Pomona College Dance Program, visit our website at:http://dance.pomona.edu.