Texas Christian University — Assistant Professor of Professional Practice with an emphasis in Ballet

POSITION: The School for Classical & Contemporary Dance (SCCD) at Texas Christian University seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice with an emphasis in Ballet.

QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE: The SCCD invites applicants who are experienced, committed, engaged, and passionate artist-educators who will provide a balance of expertise with current faculty members. MFA preferred or equivalent professional experience considered. Candidates with extensive professional experience as teachers, choreographers, and/or performers at the national and/or international level/s are encouraged to apply. Three years minimum teaching experience required. Two years minimum university teaching experience preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach all levels of ballet technique and related ballet studio coursework, including pointe, men’s technique, women’s and men’s classical and/or contemporary variations, and classical and/or contemporary partnering. The ideal candidate will have experience as a répétiteur of ballet masterworks and/or choreographer of original classical and/or contemporary ballet work. Additional teaching expertise at the undergraduate levels in any of the following areas is desirable: character dance, world dance forms, choreography, improvisation, somatic practices, or dance technology/new media performance. All faculty members actively pursue research and/or creative activity, choreograph for or produce student concerts, advise dance majors, serve on university committees, and are of service to the field.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

STARTING DATE: August 15, 2018

GENERAL INFORMATION: TCU is a major teaching and research institution that prioritizes the teacher/scholar model. The School for Classical & Contemporary Dance has nine full-time faculty members, over sixty BFA majors, and serves over 500 students annually through its general population course offerings. The Fort Worth/Dallas area offers rich cultural opportunities.

TCU encourages applications from diverse candidates and is dedicated to an inclusive learning community.

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

COMPLETE APPLICATION INCLUDES: letter of application, separate statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, media sample of ballet class studio teaching, and three confidential letters of recommendation that address studio teaching to separate email (see below). Additional materials may be requested.

Complete applications received by December 15 will be given first consideration. The University will retain materials submitted by applicants. Position open until filled.

Applications not submitted online will not be considered. Apply online at https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty.
Three confidential letters of recommendation must be emailed directly from the reviewer or dossier service to hremployment@tcu.edu.

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