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Dance: Assistant Professor in Modern Dance

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Dance: Assistant Professor in Modern Dance

Job Class Code: 10031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1456
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job:
We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's diverse student body as an Assistant Professor of Dance beginning in the Fall 2023 academic year. We seek candidates who are currently active in artistic, intellectual, and physical pursuits within their areas of practice in the field of Dance.The successful candidate will teach studio practice/technique courses in the area of traditional and/or contemporary modern dance techniques with a strong foundation in Somatic practices. We seek a candidate that will bring technical expertise and teach sound conditioning practices for the dancer/performer in the pursuit of safe technique practice and injury prevention.The candidate should expect to teach two or more theory courses such as Music for Dancers, Dance Production, Dance History, World Dance, Dance Theory, Dance Philosophy/Criticism, Modern Dance, Introduction to Dance, and/or theory courses related to their creative work/research. The candidate will enhance the strengths of the current faculty through excellence in teaching, mentoring, and supervising students across various expressions of dance performance and/or creative research. The Dance Department seeks a candidate with strong organizational and leadership skills, combined with the ability to foster collegiality and collaborative initiatives both within our dance department and the Rio Grande Valley community.
Successful candidates will pursue a national and international research agenda, including choreography or performance, publications, and conference presentations, among other activities. Teaching responsibilities include training and preparing dancers in all three undergraduate programs, BA, BFA, and Teacher Certification programs. Candidates will contribute to the mentorship, review, and assessment of capstone projects; teach studio courses in their area of dance practice; develop new courses; and participate in shared governance through committee service, and Dance Department project initiatives as required.
About UTRGV:It is UTRGV's Vision “To be one of the nation's leaders in higher education, its premier Hispanic-serving institution, and a highly engaged bilingual university, with exceptional educational, research, and creative opportunities that serve as catalysts for transformation in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.” As such, UTRGV is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff that can contribute to an enriching learning environment that strives for more equitable outcomes for student success. UTRGV is a distributed campus, one university spanning four counties and multiple locations. Our purpose is to be a university for the entire Rio Grande Valley and beyond. Over 91% of the students enrolled at UTRGV identify as Hispanic, making UTRGV one of the top 3 universities with the highest percentage of Hispanic students. For additional information, please visit our website.

Department/College Background:
The Dance Department at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a diverse, exciting, and the multicultural department that offers BFA in Dance, BFA in Dance (Mexican Folk Dance Concentration), BA in Dance (Teacher Certification), and a BA in Dance. The Dance Department provides students with the opportunity to prepare for a variety of dance careers, offering both a broad base of study and the opportunity for more intensive work in areas of specific interest.

The multicultural emphasis of the degree program makes it unique among most dance degree-program offering a curriculum of technique classes in Ballet, Modern, Mexican Folklorico, and Flamenco. The certified teacher preparation specialty prepares dance educators who are trained in the technique, choreography, and instructional methods in a wide array of dance techniques that are aligned with the cultural heritage of the area. The Dance Department has approximately 70 declared majors and numerous dance minors and is currently undergoing initial accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).

Minimum Qualifications:
MFA in Dance from an accredited institution.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualification:
Experience in traditional and/or contemporary modern dance techniques with a strong foundation in Somatic practices

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?:
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2023

EEO Statement:
EEO Statement
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.
Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date: 12/15/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Social Security Number *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

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Required Documents: 1. Curriculum Vitae2. List of 3 References3. Letter of Interest4. Unofficial Transcripts

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may
require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is
performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive
and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code
§51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of
Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least
135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement
Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week
and at least 135 days in length.

Please Note:
Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based
test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget approval.

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