Theater and Dance
Bowdoin College Department of Theater and Dance invites applications for a tenure-track position in dance to begin July 2016. We seek candidates with a record of artistic achievement who are able to contextualize their practice within the larger discourses of dance history, cultural studies, or aesthetic or critical theory. Teaching load is two course credits each semester, which will include modern dance technique, choreography/composition, improvisation, and dance as art-making activity (the latter for students with or without formal dance training), as well as producing and choreographing for departmental dance concerts. Those with additional expertise in one or more of the following: ballet technique, dance history, screendance, or dance and digital technology are especially encouraged to apply. We welcome candidates whose teaching, research, or worldview enhances the diversity of the college. The successful candidates will possess effective collaborative skills, an interest in interdisciplinary initiatives, and enthusiasm for teaching, mentoring, and advising a diverse population of liberal arts students. Qualifications: terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.; ABD considered if requirements for the degree will be completed by the time of appointment).
Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, an artist's statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, web links to videos of three dances choreographed by the applicant, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation upon request.
Review of applications will continue until September 30, 2015.
Bowdoin College offers strong support for faculty research and teaching. We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of the faculty.
A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 29% students of color, 3% International students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs. For further information about the college and the department, see our website.