Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance

The University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, TX

ID: 7107292
Posted: August 4, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
The Department of Theatre Arts at The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for a nine-month Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance beginning September 1, 2022.

Situated within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, UT Arlington is a diverse academic community of students working together with faculty committed to outstanding teaching, research, and scholarship. With a global enrollment of approximately 60,000 students, The University of Texas at Arlington is the largest institution in North Texas. It is one of 131 universities nationwide to receive the R-1: Doctoral Universities—Very High Research Activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list for the top doctoral research universities in the United States. In 2021, UTA received the Texas Tier One designation reserved for the state’s top institutions for academic and research excellence and the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award (HEED) award for outstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. The University ranks No. 1 nationally in the Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list, is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution and has approximately 240,000 alumni making an impact across Texas and beyond.
UTA currently requires periodic COVID-19 testing for all employees.
With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 150 majors, the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance offers a B.A. in Theatre Arts or a B.F.A. with concentrations in Acting, Design/Tech, or Musical Theatre. The Department is housed in the Fine Arts Building with a 400-seat proscenium stage, a 250-seat black box theatre, a 50-seat performance studio, and well-equipped scenic and costume studios.
Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the faculty member in this nine-month position include, but are not limited to:

Teach a 4/3 dance course load for undergraduate classes students in the dance minor, as well as BFA musical theatre and acting students. Assignments include: Jazz I, Jazz II, Ballet I, Ballet II, Hip Hop, Modern I, Modern II, Tap, and Dance for Musical Theatre.
Directing, co-directing, choreographing, and/or mentoring student choreographers for the Fall and Spring Maverick Dance Company concerts.
Choreography for a musical or play within the Maverick Theatre Company season.
Provide leadership to full and part-time faculty and students within the dance minor, including but not limited to short-term and long-term planning, organization, production processes, curriculum review and possible development of a dance major.
Engage in service on departmental, college, and university levels. This may include serving on committees and participating in recruitment.
Other duties as assigned faculty members at UTA are expected to excel at teaching and mentoring students that are broadly diverse regarding race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, and sexual orientation. A demonstrated commitment to and excellence in teaching diverse student populations, including first generation college students.
Required Qualifications
A terminal degree (MFA, PhD, or professional equivalent) in dance, musical theatre, or theatre arts. Professional and/or university teaching experience. Exhibit strong leadership, management, artistic, and collaborative skills. Evidence of teaching and working with a culturally and an ethnically diverse community. Candidates should have experience choreographing for musical theatre and contemporary concert dance.
Preferred Qualifications
Special Conditions for Eligibility
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EEO Statement
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.