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Assistant Professor, Dance

Skidmore College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jun 26, 2023

Job Details

The Department of Dance at Skidmore College invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor.

Start Date: September 1, 2024

Application Deadline: Priority will be given to applications received by September 8th 2023, at 11:59pm

Pay Rate: $75,000 - $85,000

Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic discipline (faculty pay ranges reflect 9-month annual salary).
  • Unique applicable skills.
Job Description: The Department of Dance at Skidmore College seeks a dance educator with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, who can facilitate technical expertise and cultural competency in an undergraduate academic environment. Enthusiasm for mentoring a diverse population of students is essential as is holding a passion for teaching dance at all levels, beginning through advanced. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in teaching classical and/or contemporary ballet at all levels, providing evidence of anatomically sound and progressive/inclusive pedagogy, as well as teaching dance composition/ choreography. The preferred candidate will also have experience in at least one additional form of technical practice. Additional responsibilities include creating work for departmental concerts, advising independent research and senior Coda projects, participation in Skidmore College’s core curriculum, including the First Year Experience Scribner Seminar, and participation in both departmental and college governance.

Qualifications: A terminal degree is required (MFA or PhD) with at least two years of previous experience teaching in higher education. Professional experience is preferred and we recognize that “professional experience” can encompass many kinds of work in the discipline of dance.

To Apply: A complete application should include:

1) a cover letter speaking to the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

2) a current curriculum vitae.

3) evidence of excellence in teaching—this evidence may include but is not limited to syllabi with teaching evaluations and a teaching reel of no more than 10 minutes.

4) 3 brief statements (2-page maximum each):

a) teaching philosophy and pedagogy

b) diversity, inclusive teaching, and cultural competency

c) research and scholarship (including artistic practice) and future directions/interests—this may include a choreography sample of no more than 10 minutes.

6) Names and contact information for three professional references that speak to the qualifications of the candidate’s teaching and/or artistic work.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by September 8th at 11:59pm.

EEO Statement

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.



Skidmore College

Skidmore College is a highly ranked, liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York, where Creative Thought Matters. 

We're a four-year private, nonsectarian, coeducational school that invites 2,700 undergraduate students to engage in 44 majors, 19 varsity athletics teams, and more than 100 student clubs. They also benefit from award-winning dining and residential halls and lifelong connections with some of the smartest and most dedicated and passionate faculty in the industry.

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