The Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of the Arts at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance with appointment starting in Fall 2019. The Department strives to further CSUF’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.
The Department of Theatre & Dance offers a Bachelor of Arts in Dance for students seeking a broad and rich background in both theory and practice. The program serves approximately 100 dance majors, with 4 full-time and 7 part-time faculty members. In addition, the dance program offers numerous general education experiences to thousands of CSUF students each semester. The dance curriculum includes intensive training in modern/contemporary dance, ballet, and dance composition; complemented by improvisation, dance history, kinesiology, dance pedagogy, and diverse performing experiences. The dance program is integrated with the theatre production program and produces two main-stage productions a year in addition to several smaller studio productions. The dance program actively participates with the American College Dance Festival and has been selected to perform in the Gala Concerts and received honors at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Cal State Fullerton Department of Theatre and Dance is fully accredited by National Association of Schools of Dance and the National Association of Schools of Theatre and is a member of University Resident Theater Association and United States Institute for Theatre Technology. For more information about the department, please visit: http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/dance/
The primary professional responsibilities of this instructional faculty member are: teaching all levels of ballet technique (beginning, intermediate, advanced) that is based on sound anatomical and wellness principles coupled with a value of diverse aesthetics and teach courses in dance history/criticism and/or K-12 dance education. These responsibilities generally include: participation in department, college, university, and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute and collaborate regarding department curriculum, policy and practice, as well as pursue scholarly/creative and service activities. Other duties could include teaching dance composition, Pilates/dance conditioning, somatic practices, yoga, modern technique, and jazz technique, and choreographing for dance concerts, which is strongly encouraged but not required. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require the successful candidate to have excellent teaching skills coupled with substantial service to the department, college, university, and external community.
- MFA or PHD in Dance or related fields. ABD's may apply but must show evidence that the degree will be completed by the time of appointment.
- Demonstrate professional experience in the dance field.
- Evidence of effective teaching at a university level in both technique classes and theory classes.
- Proficient in teaching dance history/criticism or K-12 dance education or both.
- Strong evidence of successful research in areas listed in position description above.
- Demonstrate ability to work with a wide range of culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff and ability to collaborate as a member of a team.
- Record of published peer-reviewed research/scholarship in national/international journals.
- History of teaching in a K-12 education program with a single subject credential in dance
- Record of creating and implementing a K-12 curricula for dance credentialing
- Participation ACDA, National Dance Education Organization, and/or National Association of Schools of Dance
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Rank & Salary:
This position is at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary is competitive and commensurate to rank, experience and qualifications. Periodic salary adjustments are enacted by the state legislature. Moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available, includes health/vision/dental plans, spousal, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver, access to campus child-care, defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php
A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment to view all job listings and select 10560BR to begin the application process and provide following materials:
Applicants will submit:
- Cover letter (relating your experience to the required and preferred qualifications) addressed to Dance Search Committee
- Current Curriculum vita/professional resume
- Graduate transcripts
- List of three professional references: name, best telephone contact number, email address
- Teaching Philosophy Statement
- A statement about your teaching experiences, success, and challenges as well as your commitment to working with a diverse student population, faculty, and community.
Please Note: During the application review process the search committee may request additional documentation of previous academic and professional work. Do not send additional materials until requested to do so. The finalists for the position will be contacted and are required to submit:
- Samples of choreographic work and/or essays, articles, publications
- Three current letters of recommendation (see instructions below)
On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three references who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.
Please direct all questions about the position to: Dale A. Merrill, Dean, College of the Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Dance Search” or call 657-278-3256.
Review of applications will begin immediately. All applications received by November 5, 2018, are assured full consideration. Position will remain open until filled. Multiple positions maybe hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.
California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.