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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR:
THEORY AND PRACTICE OF DANCE


POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The School of Music and Dance is seeking a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level for a Fall 2017 appointment. The candidate will be involved in all areas of our integrated curriculum: Technique(s), Performance, Dancemaking, and Theory. We are looking for a leader in the area of Theory: examining the principles, practices, and politics of dancing/dancemaking through historical and contemporary lenses.


RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teaching within the Theory area: Introduction to Dance, Dance History, Dance Pedagogy, Aesthetics & Criticism and developing and General Education (GE) coursework that provides arts education and valuable learning opportunities for non-dance majors. The ideal candidate will design G.E. courses that may include online or hybrid courses and exemplify our department’s approach to Dance in ways that forward their own research. The GE offerings in Dance allow our research within the dance program to serve the larger university community. Possible additional coursework includes: Ballet, Modern Technique(s), Yoga, and Dance for the Camera.


Professional Growth: The candidate is expected to maintain a rigorous professional practice that forwards their research profile including publication, choreography, and/or performance.


University Service: Candidate will contribute to collaborative relationships across the School of Music and Dance, the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, and university at large. They will cultivate and maintain active connections with other dance programs in the region, participate in the recruitment and retention of students, contribute to curricular development, and serve on departmental committees.


QUALIFICATIONS:
Ph.D. (preferred) and/or MFA in Dance with at least one of the following: active research agenda, experience and interest in curricular development, experience facilitating interdisciplinary art-making processes, experience facilitating collaborative dancemaking processes, history implementing initiatives connecting dance to underrepresented communities.


APPLICATION PROCESS:
Review of applications will begin on September 14, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Evidence of the earned doctorate (or other degree) should be in-hand at the start of the appointment. Please apply via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/36348.


SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer



ASSISTANT PROFESSOR:
DIRECTOR OF ORCHESTRAL STUDIES


POSITION DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The School of Music and Dance is seeking a tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor level for a Fall 2017 appointment. The position requires the candidate to design, teach, supervise, recruit, and manage all aspects of the orchestral program. Teaching responsibilities will include conducting all orchestral and string ensembles, undergraduate and graduate conducting, orchestral literature, and other teaching duties that match the candidate’s qualifications, background, and interest. In addition to teaching, the candidate will provide leadership throughout the conducting program, aid in development of curriculum and assessment procedures, and coordinate the training and supervision of graduate orchestral students. The Director of Orchestral Studies is expected to provide leadership in recruiting outstanding students to the music program and to maintain active and collaborative relationships with the public school, community college, and university orchestra programs throughout the state of California and beyond. The candidate will also contribute to collaborative relationships across the School of Music and Dance. Active and sustained involvement in professional growth beyond the university is required to obtain tenure and promotion, as is excellence in teaching and participation in faculty governance.


APPLICATION:
Review of applications will begin on September 14, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting is required. Doctorate preferred or professional equivalency in the conducting and university orchestral field considered. Applicants should apply via Interfolio at: apply.interfolio.com/36446.


SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer