Tenure-track Professor of Screen Dance and Dance Practice


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How to Apply

TO APPLY:  Please email a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, a list of at least three references (letters are not required at this time), a 1-2-page statement of teaching philosophy, and links to 2-3 creative works, including both work created for the stage/live performance and work for the screen to: smtd-searchcommittee@umich.edu. Please add “Dance” to the subject heading of your email. Application deadline:  December 1st.

Job Summary

ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, THEATRE & DANCE: As a comprehensive performing arts school set in one of the world’s finest public institutions of higher education, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) is deeply engaged in the creation, practice, scholarship, and pedagogy of music, theatre, and dance. We aim to provide leadership, nationally and internationally, in all three fields. We assert and celebrate the value of the arts to the mission of the University of Michigan. SMTD is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion as a means of achieving and sustaining excellence.

POST: Assistant Professor, tenure-track, Department of Dance


DUTIES:   Primary responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in screen dance, physical practice, repertory, and composition; mentoring and advising undergraduates and graduate students; and fostering a spirit of inquiry in the creative process; and participating in governing faculty responsibilities.

Required Qualifications*

QUALIFICATIONS:    Seeking applicants with a national and/orinternational profile in the areas of screen dance/new media, performance, and choreography. Candidates should have a strong commitment to physical practice, to creating choreographic works for a variety of performance settings, and to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Expertise is desired in the teaching of composition and modern/contemporary dance techniques, including those of the Africanist and Latinx diasporas. The ability to collaborate with colleagues, in the Department of Dance and across the University, and beyond, and to share in the governance of the Department through special initiatives and committee assignments is expected. MFA in Dance, or in a related field, is preferred, or equivalent work experience.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.