Assistant Professor - Dance

Employer
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Closing date
Dec 6, 2021

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Sector
Other
Organization Type
Corporate
Description
The [Theatre and Dance Program](https://vapa.uccs.edu/index/theatre) within the [Department of Visual and Performing Arts ](https://vapa.uccs.edu/)within the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences (LAS) seeks a full time, tenure-track dance focused interdisciplinary artist and scholar for an assistant professor position. The programmatic ethos of integration of theatre and dance, in addition to other areas of Visual and Performing Arts, is important to our faculty and a central focus of this new position. Responsibilities include the teaching of studio classes, the designing and teaching of an innovative two-part dance history sequence, and producing a yearly dance concert for the department. The ideal candidate will be expected to help guide the growing dance program and further develop and enhance the dance major. An expertise on styles beyond "classically" defined western and Eurocentric styles is expected. The program is experiencing extensive growth and recently moved into the new 90,000 square foot Ent Center for the Performing Arts, providing opportunity for residencies and master classes by nationally renowned dance artists.*Nature of Work*: * Teach a range of classes including dance history, world dance, dance special topics, and theatre/dance integration
* Work with the Director of Theatre and Dance and the dance faculty in developing the dance major
* Help plan and schedule a season of dance performances and events in the dance studio in the Ent Center for the Arts
* Assist the Director in advising dance students
*Who We Are:*
The [University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)](https://www.uccs.edu/experience/about-uccs) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.[Colorado Springs](http://www.choosecoloradosprings.com/) (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by [U.S. News & World Report](https://realestate.usnews.com/places/rankings/best-places-to-live) as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.*Job Duties: ** Propose and teach new special topics in dance courses. An emphasis on styles beyond "classically" defined western and Eurocentric styles is expected.
* Create and teach dance and movement history courses that form the backbone of the major track
* Actively develop ideas to integrate theatre and dance pedagogy.
* Teach some introductory level movement courses
* Occasionally choreograph or consult on plays in the season of the UCCS Theatre Company
* Assist in the development and curation of a full season of dance performances. Propose visiting guest artists and assist in hosting residencies at UCCS
*Relationships*: * Relationships include the other programs within the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, the director of the Ent Center for the Arts, the Ent Center partner organizations, the Heller Center for the Humanities and other departments within the College of Letters Arts and Sciences.
The normal workload for this position is 40% teaching, 40% research and/or creative works and 20% service with potential for modification to reflect duties.This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).*What We Offer:**Salary Range:* Generally starting at $59,000- $62,000. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at [http://www.cu.edu/employee-services](http://www.cu.edu/employee-services). Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck. Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at [Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado](https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/collaborative-hr-services/total-compensation-calculator).*Tentative Search Timeline:*
* The priority deadline for applications is *November 28**, 2021*.
* Interviews will tentatively begin the week of *February 1**, 2022*.
* The potential employee start date is mid-*August 2022*.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Qualifications
*Minimum Requirements:*
* MFA or Ph.D. required in Dance
* Three years of professional or teaching experience in forms of dance beyond "classically" defined western, Eurocentric models.
* Three years of experience in professional or educational dance or choreography
*Preferred Requirements:*
* Five years of experience in professional or educational dance or choreography.
* Demonstrated movement research and writing and/or creative works
*Physical Requirements:*While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Employee is occasionally required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending, moderate energy requirements and fine motor skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

*Job Category: *Faculty
*Primary Location: *Colorado Springs
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Posting Date: *Sep 21, 2021
*Unposting Date: *Ongoing

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