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Seeking applications for a one-year, renewable Visiting Scholar/Artist position in The Department of Dance at Skidmore College. Hiring personnel state: "Recently named one of the 'Top Five College Dance Programs' by Backstage, the Department of Dance is dedicated to fostering creativity at every level of student development. We are seeking qualified applicants actively engaged in the practice and theory of dance history, with a record of excellence as a writer and educator. The successful candidate will be expected to teach all levels of dance history, along with additional courses in one or more of the following areas: contemporary dance technique, ballet technique, improvisation, world dance forms, urban dance forms, dance technology and media, dance science, and/or arts administration. The ideal candidate will integrate technical, creative, historical, cultural and scientific dimensions of dance into his or her teaching, and will have a broad knowledge of current practices and discourse in dance. Applicants should demonstrate an aptitude for innovative undergraduate teaching, as well as the ability to work effectively within a culturally diverse and multidisciplinary campus community. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to advise and mentor student scholarship and research."
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Year-long position begin Sept. 1, 2014 at the Skidmore College Dance Studio in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college that fosters creative approaches to teaching and learning. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore’s faculty of teacher-scholars are devoted to the instruction and mentoring of approximately 2,400 talented undergraduate men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or prior arrest or conviction record or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.