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Lecturer - Dance

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Position type: Faculty (Full-Time)
Location: Brockport
Division/Equivalent: Academic Affairs
School/Unit: School of Arts and Sciences
Department/Office: Dance
Categories: Faculty (Full-Time)

Lecturer - Dance

The College at Brockport


The Department of Dance at The College at Brockport, State University of New York invites applications for a non-tenured, full-time one-year appointment beginning August 2019, to teach modern dance and/or dance history and theory and at least one other area of expertise.


Major Responsibilities

Responsibilities include teaching four courses a semester in modern dance, dance history and/or theory and general education.  The selected candidate will also be expected to attend faculty meetings, participate in departmental governance, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute to departmental service. 


Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Dance or related field from a college or university accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized institution and/or appropriate level of experience.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching dance theory and/or practice in a professional or university setting.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with department faculty, and staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching excellence in one or more of the following areas: choreography, dance technology, history, improvisation, kinesiology, movement analysis, pedagogy, repertory, somatic practice, theoretical dance studies (e.g., queer theory, feminist theory), urban and/or cultural dance forms.   
  • Two years teaching experience at the college level.


Department Description

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, the Department of Dance offers MFA, MA, BFA, BA, BS and Dance Minor degrees, all with a modern dance emphasis. There are approximately 10 graduate students and 100 undergraduate majors; the department maintains an active performance schedule, invites regular guest artist residencies, and hosts summer workshops. Faculty and staff are active professionals recognized at the national and international level for their research and teaching.  The Department of Dance is a program of distinction within the School of Arts and Sciences. Facilities include five large fully equipped studios, a faculty warm-up space, a 250-seat proscenium theater, a large studio theatre, fully equipped conditioning room, costume and scenic shops, and video and audio editing equipment. Department is active in ACDA, CODA, CORD, IABD, IADMS, NDEO and NYSDEA. Visit us on the web at www.brockport.edu/dance.


The College

The College at Brockport, State University of New York, serves a diverse student body of over 7,100 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students enrolled in 50 undergraduate majors and more than 50 masters’ programs, teacher certification programs and advanced graduate certificates supported by more than 750 instructional faculty and professional staff. The College is an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation. Located in western New York, the College benefits from a small town atmosphere located near major metropolitan cities; 16 miles west of Rochester, 45 miles east of Buffalo, and 140 miles from Toronto.


Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary commensurate with experience.  We offer an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurances, healthcare and dependent care savings accounts.


Application Instructions

Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

For consideration, please submit 1) Letter of Application; 2) CV; 3) List of three professional references; 4) Statement detailing creative and research interests; and 5) Statement of Teaching Philosophy. Your letter of application should specifically address the required and preferred qualifications. 


New York State Executive Order 161

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations via email at info@goer.ny.gov.


Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Diversity Statement

We are part of an academic community committed to fostering integrity, civility, and justice.  We affirm that the dignity of our Brockport community is protected when free speech, academic freedom and individual rights are expressed within a climate of civility and mutual respect. Striving to learn from each other, we value human diversity because it enriches our lives and it is fundamental to the College’s commitment to teaching, learning, scholarship and service leading to student success.


The College at Brockport, State University of New York is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.



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