We're Hiring! Open position for Artist in Residence in Dance

May 22, 2017

The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies is seeking an Artist-in-Residence in Dance to teach in the graduate dance (MFA) program and the undergraduate dance major of a thriving performing arts school at the University of Maryland College Park, a Research I university located in one of the most vibrant performing arts regions in the country. This is a 9-month (August 21, 2017 to May 21, 2018) faculty position with full benefits, with the possibility of renewal. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester, with an emphasis on modern dance and choreography.

Description of Duties:

  • Teach all levels of modern dance
  • Teach choreography
  • Choreograph or set work on student performers
  • Mentor graduate and undergraduate dancers and choreographers
  • Serve as member on dance area committees
  • Participate in shared governance of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

Minimum Qualifications:

MFA in Dance and/or equivalent professional level dance experience to merit an appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 60-credit MFA in Dance (or related discipline)
  • Professional performance experience
  • Interest in interdisciplinary approaches to dance
  • Experience teaching dance in higher education
  • Record of dance-related creative and/or scholarly research
  • Ability to teach within a culturally diverse environment
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills

To apply:

Please send your curriculum vita; name, email address, and phone numbers of three current professional references; video sample of choreography and teaching to: Maura Keefe, PhD, Associate Director of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (mkeefe1@umd.edu).

For best consideration: 12 June 2017

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.