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School of Dance Announces New Full-Time Positions in Dance Sciences, Technology

Two Nine-Month, Full-Time Tenure-Track Positions Beginning August 2017

Assistant Professor, Dance Sciences & Studio Practice
Assistant Professor, Dance Technologies & Studio Practice

The Florida State University School of Dance is seeking two new colleagues to join our well- established dance program. One position will allow us to expand our offerings in the dance sciences and the other will allow us to expand our offerings in dance technology.

FSU School of Dance positions Fall 2017

Responsibilities and Qualifications

The new faculty members in both positions will share responsibilities for dance technique offerings, student mentoring and advising, and professional service at the departmental, college and university levels. The ability to teach a rigorous studio practice is essential for both positions, as is a collegial approach to facilitating creative and critical learning environments. Encouraging fluidity across the domains involved in dance as art is a priority in our program. The new colleagues will be expected to maintain a consistent agenda of research and/or creative activity and engage in ongoing professional development in their area of expertise that leads to recognition within the dance field. The ideal candidate will have a terminal degree or professional equivalence in a related field of expertise. MFA and/or PhD preferred.

Dance Sciences & Studio Practice Position

The new dance sciences and studio practice faculty member will share classroom, studio and individualized teaching responsibilities in the dance sciences. The ideal candidate will be able to integrate training across domains (conditioning, injury management, technique class, rehearsal, choreography, artistic directing) and will serve as a mentor for dancers interested in learning to do similar work. Service to our dancer wellness and injury management programs will be included in the assignment of responsibilities. Our new colleague will be expected to develop and pursue an integrated dance and science research agenda. Candidates who have experience in conducting empirical research with dancers and who have the potential to mentor student research in the dance sciences will be given special consideration.

Dance Technologies & Studio Practice Position

The ideal dance technologies and studio practice candidate will be a specialist in the merger of dance and technology, expertly qualified in video technologies with a record of accomplishments that evidences credentials working with dancers in creative projects such as screendance, dance documentary, dance documentation, projection design, and other media and web technologies. This candidate will be able to integrate current and relevant media technologies within the dancer’s creative process and share the responsibilities for delivering dance-centered technology courses that include applied training utilizing industry-standard software, such as Photoshop, Logic Pro, and Final Cut Pro X, and other applicable programs. This new faculty member will have the opportunity to share their dance-specific expertise and serve as a role model while mentoring thesis and capstone projects that involve integrated technologies at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Dance at Florida State University

The School of Dance offers three degrees (BFA, MA, & MFA) and sponsors expansive opportunities for student and faculty research and creative endeavors. Faculty, students, and guest artists make and perform dances in superb facilities that include seven dance studios, proscenium theatre and a black box studio, a video and photography studio, a photography lab, multimedia computer labs, a recording studio, a dance conditioning studio, and technology-enhanced classrooms. The School houses the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) and offers programs in New York City, Paris, France and Valencia, Spain.

Salary Range

Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted on-line at

Job ID: 40500
Assistant Professor, Dance Science & Studio Practice

Job ID: 40501
Assistant Professor, Dance Technology & Studio Practice

Include a letter stating your interest and highlighting your qualifications specific to the position description. You will be asked to upload a current curriculum vitae and contact information for four professional references. Deadline to apply is October 17, 2016. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit additional material which may include a prospective research agenda and work samples.

More Information

Dance Search Committee Chair – Douglas Corbin,

850.644.1024 (daytime messages); 850.766.0516 (evenings)

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