FLSA Employment Category: Salaried; Exempt; Faculty; 9 months
DEPARTMENT: Theatre and Dance
The Alma College Department of Theatre and Dance seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure track faculty appointment that incorporates student instruction and choreographing student dance concerts to begin August 2024.
Teaching responsibilities include intermediate and advanced technique courses in modern, ballet, and a contemporary form that draws upon research outside of the traditional European vernacular, choreography, somatics, improvisation, dance history, dance criticism and other courses depending on department needs and candidate’s expertise. Typical teaching load is six units per year. Production responsibilities include choreographing for two major dance concerts each year and mentoring student creative work in student choreographer concerts. Alma College’s dance program is committed to engaging with the greater campus community as well as the surrounding community of Gratiot County, Michigan. Successful candidates will have demonstrated practices in making dance accessible and meaningful to students and community members who do not predominantly identify as dancers.
As Director of Dance, additional duties include mentoring students, serving on department and college committees, and advising. Candidates should have demonstrated experience in administrative tasks such as academic scheduling, budgeting, student recruitment and retention, interdisciplinary collaboration, and curriculum design.
An MFA or Ph.D. in dance, college-level teaching experience, and professional performance and choreographic experience, are required. Alma College provides a competitive salary and benefits package, alongside numerous opportunities for professional development and research support. Our campus fosters a collaborative, inclusive, and supportive work environment.
Interested candidates need to email the following documents attached in Microsoft Word or PDF format: C.V. including website; a cover letter; a statement of teaching philosophy; contact information for three professional references, to: Alma College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org). Letters of recommendation will be solicited from selected applicants at a later stage in the process. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
Alma College is classified as a selective Baccalaureate College: Diverse Fields by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders, Alma’s students thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. For more information, visit alma.edu.