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TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE
The Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance at Indiana University is seeking applicants for a tenure track faculty position in contemporary dance to teach all levels of modern/contemporary dance technique and a course in urban and global dance styles; one or more of the following may also be assigned: jazz dance, pedagogy, choreographic projects, and/or senior dance summary.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MFA or PhD in Dance (preferred) or commensurate professional qualifications
  • Significant experience as a professional performer of modern/contemporary dance with additional expertise in any of the following: urban dance styles, dances of Africa or dances of the African Diaspora
  • Evidence of emerging or established artistry as a choreographer and/or as a dance scholar
  • Teaching experience, especially at the university level and/or as a teaching artist with diverse community populations

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Establishing a national reputation as a choreographer or dance scholar
  • Choreographing for university productions and mentoring student choreography
  • Engaging in collaborative projects with fellow artists and scholars
  • Securing internal and external funding
  • Administering IU Contemporary Dance’s Living Dance Community Partnerships program, as well as other delegated administrative responsibilities for IU Contemporary Dance
  • Department, School and University Service; service to the field through national organizations

The contemporary dance major at Indiana University provides the highest level of artistic integrity, disciplined dance training and academic study that is essential in producing wholly integrated artists and successful dance professionals.   The major includes offerings in dance technique, repertory, improvisation, composition, pedagogy, history, music, production, movement analysis, anatomy and somatic studies.  Internationally recognized guest artists visit each year. Graduates of the contemporary dance major are working as professional dancers, choreographers, arts administrators, company managers, dance journalists, teachers, fitness specialists, and pursue graduate studies in dance and related fields.  The program supports 60 dance majors and 100+ dance minors.

The Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance offers the Ph.D., MA, MFA, BA, as well as a BFA in musical theatre and BFA in dance (2014), and is part of a campus and city teeming with arts and culture.  The Department has outstanding facilities and a rich history in scholarship and artistry. Contemporary Dance has recently joined the Department, and many exciting opportunities for growth and collaboration await the successful candidate.

Electronic applications including vitas, three letters of recommendation, and links to websites or electronic portfolios should be submitted to:  http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/463
Hardcopy portfolios and other material can be sent to:  Assistant Professor of Contemporary Dance Search, Attention Cindi Severance, Indiana University, Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance, 275 N. Jordan Ave, Room A252 W, Bloomington, IN 47405, email smithcin@indiana.edu

Review of candidates will begin November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please contact Elizabeth Shea, Director of Contemporary Dance, at 812.855.7020 or eshea@indiana.edu for additional information.

Indiana University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and desires excellence through diversity.


TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF THEATRE
LIGHTING DESIGN

The Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance seeks a tenure track faculty Lighting Designer at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to head an established M.F.A. Lighting Design program.  Provide instruction for graduate and undergraduate curriculum and supervise the lighting of a diverse Theatre Season including two musicals, five plays, a new play rep, and two contemporary dance concerts, lighting productions as needed.  Work closely with the Design and Technology faculty, revise and grow the lighting design curriculum, explore guest artists for workshops and oversee the currency of lighting production process and lighting inventories.  Optional summer instruction and lighting design opportunities with the Indiana Festival Theatre. With support of a Staff Master Electrician, mentor five MFA Lighting Design students who typically design a production each semester in two, well-equipped main theatres; 430 seat proscenium and 230 seat courtyard style flexible theatre.  Light lab, design studio and smaller studio theatre available for instruction.  IU is an URTA Member School, recruiting annually. Develop/maintain opportunities for student outside professional exposure.

Candidates are expected to be active professional lighting designers with significant experience in designing for regional theatre.  Collaboration and excellent interpersonal skills essential.  Membership in USA, and experience in one or more of the following, lighting for dance, opera, architecture, theme parks, industrials and/or projection is desirable.  M.F.A. in Lighting Design or extensive professional experience required.

Start: August 2014

Electronic applications including vitas, three letters of recommendation, and links to websites or electronic portfolios should be submitted to: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/439

Hardcopy portfolios and other material can be sent to:  Lighting Design Search, Attention Cindi Severance, Indiana University, Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance, 275 N. Jordan Ave, Room A252 W, Bloomington, IN 47405, email smithcin@indiana.edu.  Screening of applications begins December 1, 2013. 

Indiana University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and desires excellence through diversity.


TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THEATRE
MOVEMENT

The Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance at Indiana University seeks an experienced teacher of Stage Movement, Period Movement, and Stage Combat to teach in the MFA Acting Program and BA Program.  There is a particular desire for experience in period dance, decorum and manners, use of props and weapons, and a focus on movement from the 16th to 19th century.

Coaching for stage productions is also needed.

Strong teaching and professional experience in Stage and Period Movement and Stage Combat is required along with certification in Stage Combat.  Appropriate terminal degree also is essential.
The Department offers the BA, BS (Dance) BFA (Musical Theatre), MA, MFA, and Ph.D., and it is part of an outstanding arts campus and community.  Housed in the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center with three fully equipped theatres, the Department has a rich history of training theatre artists and scholars.  More Department information at: theatre.indiana.edu

Start: August, 2014

Electronic applications including vitas, three letters of recommendation, and links to websites or electronic portfolios should be submitted to: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/435
Hardcopy portfolios and other material can be sent to:  Movement Search, Attention Cindi Severance, Indiana University, Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance, 275 N. Jordan Ave, Room A252 W, Bloomington, IN 47405, email smithcin@indiana.edu.  Screening of applications begins December 1, 2013.

Indiana University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and desires excellence through diversity.


TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THEATRE

MUSICAL THEATRE
The Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance at Indiana University is seeking applicants for a tenure track faculty position in musical theatre to teach in the BFA Musical Theatre Program, the BA Program and work with graduate students. The ideal candidate will be a director or director/choreographer with experience and interest in multicultural musicals and will contribute to the recruitment of minority students. The candidate should be versed in the teaching of acting and preparing for the profession (the business of the business).   Other opportunities in teaching are available dependent on the candidate’s qualifications, experience and interests.  The applicant must have an established professional profile, a strong commitment to teaching, and be dedicated to working in a collaborative environment.  MFA and/or professional experience required. 

The Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance offers the Ph.D., MA, MFA, BA, BS in Dance, and a BFA in musical theatre, and is part of a campus and city teeming with arts and culture.  The Department has outstanding facilities and a rich history in scholarship and theatre training.  See: theatre.indiana.edu

Start:  August, 2014.

Electronic applications including vitas, three letters of recommendation, and links to websites or electronic portfolios should be submitted to: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/433
Hardcopy portfolios and other material can be sent to:  Musical Theatre Search, Attention Cindi Severance, Indiana University, Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance, 275 N. Jordan Ave, Room A252 W, Bloomington, IN 47405, email smithcin@indiana.edu. Screening of applications begins December 1, 2013.

Indiana University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and desires excellence through diversity.