BFA Dance Faculty (Contemporary Ballet Embodied Practice)

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 7, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Type
Full Time

The Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University invites applications and nominations for a full-time faculty position in dance (Contemporary Ballet Embodied Practice) to begin in the fall semester 2022.

Responsibilities include teaching multiple levels of Contemporary Ballet forms, including Contemporary Partnering; an awareness of decolonial dialogues within ballet practices; and staging and/or choreographing Contemporary Ballet dance works. Additional responsibilities may include participation in recruitment efforts, auditions, juries, advising and other tasks important to the maintenance of the department.

Located in the heart of Baltimore’s Mount Vernon Cultural District, the Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 as America’s first academy of music. Today, through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory music and dance school, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at every level. Each year Peabody stages more than 850 major public concerts and performances. Peabody is one of the nine divisions that comprise the Johns Hopkins University.

The ideal candidate should have national & international professional experience, strong familiarity teaching in a conservatory and/or BFA dance program and extensive creative and/or scholarly activity in the dance field. MFA/PhD preferred not required.

We encourage applications from candidates with knowledge of Somatic practices (Laban Movement Studies, Body Mind Centering, Functional Awareness®, Yoga, etc.) and experience with non-Western movement forms. We seek a candidate who will contribute to our growing department and augment its existing strengths in analyzing & teaching Dance from a critical perspective which includes race, gender, sexuality, science and social justice.

We invite candidates who have a strong commitment to equity in higher education and to supporting a diverse population of students.

Nominations and letters of application, accompanied by a Curriculum Vita/Resume, list of three references, and supporting materials (e.g.URL links to choreography, teaching) should be submitted through Interfolio.

The review of applications will begin on December 1.

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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