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Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance

Reed College
Oregon, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Dec 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Reed College Dance Department invites applications for a full-time, one-year visiting position in Dance, beginning Fall 2022. Salary is competitive and includes a full range of benefits as well as support for travel and research.

The position is focused in Dance Studies. The successful candidate would teach five courses over two semesters, including introduction to dance studies, a junior dance studies seminar, and three additional dance studies, studio, and/or hybrid courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. We especially encourage candidates who have expertise both within and beyond the Euro-American concert tradition and those with a background in comparative race and ethnicity studies. Our pedagogy emphasizes the integration of theory and practice; the ideal candidate would seek to enhance work in the classroom with studio activities and vice versa.

As a small, collaborative department, all members of the dance faculty contribute to the supervision of senior thesis projects, the production of performances and events with students and visiting artists, and the ongoing development and administration of the dance program. Above all, we seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, a lively intellectual and artistic engagement with the field, and an interest in contributing to a vital and diverse curriculum. Ideal candidates will have Ph.D. in hand or A.B.D. by the start of the appointment. Information on Reed's Dance Department is available here.

Reed College is a community that believes cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. The Dance Department is committed to dismantling systemic racism and to fostering a diverse and inclusive education in dance. In your application materials, we welcome a description of how through teaching, scholarship and/or mentorship you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in Reed College's diversity statement

Reed College is a small, distinguished liberal arts institution committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Reed students are known for their outstanding intellectual engagement and creativity. Reed’s new Performing Arts Building, opened in Fall 2013, provides a vital facility for new initiatives in the performing arts and for fostering interdisciplinary opportunities. Having recently instituted a major in Dance in Fall 2016, the program has accrued a cohort of serious dance students. Portland, Oregon has a thriving artistic community, numerous dance companies, a major dance presenting organization and an international performing arts festival.

Please send an application letter, CV, example of relevant scholarship, and three letters of recommendation to These materials may include links to works online. Review of applications will begin January 18, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Victoria Fortuna, chair of the search committee, at An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed College values diversity and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.


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