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Department of Theatre and Dance


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Associate or Full Professor of Dance

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a nine-month tenure track faculty position at the level of Associate/Full Professor of Dance with a start date of August 16, 2018.

The position will require teaching across the dance curriculum and choreographing original work and/or restaging repertory for the University of South Carolina Dance Company. The teaching load will include three courses per semester and/or two courses and choreography for one dance concert. Teaching responsibilities are based on areas of expertise and could include the following areas: dance techniques such as ballet, contemporary, and jazz, specific world dance forms, dance history, kinesiology, introduction to dance in the collegiate environment, and/or dance pedagogy. In addition to teaching, departmental service will include student advising and recruitment as well as contribution to curriculum development in dance.

The successful applicant will have a PhD or MFA in Dance and exhibit the teaching experience, scholarship, and service record worthy of a tenure/tenure-track appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor within a nationally-accredited dance program at a Carnegie R1 Institution.

Interest in developing innovative curricula that reflects current trends in the field, as well as university initiatives, is expected. A strong record of scholarship, both creative and theoretical work, and a demonstrated record of professional stewardship in the field at the national level is required.

Preferred qualifications of successful candidates should include a proven record of academic leadership with knowledge of assessment and program evaluation, production and/or artistic management, and mentoring of students within the university setting. A candidate possessing these qualifications will have the potential opportunity of leadership in the future development of the dance program.

To apply, upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two-page teaching philosophy, vision of academic leadership statement, three current letters of reference, and the names and contact information for three additional references.

Review of applications will begin in early January 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants must submit an employment application through the University's Employment Opportunities page.

 


 

 

Instructor of Production Stage Management/ Arts Management

Position Description
9 month annual appointment, non-tenure track instructor of Production Stage Management/ Arts Management in the Department of Theatre and Dance to begin August 16, 2017. Job responsibilities will include teaching two courses per semester in Arts Management, Stage Management, and/or Producing for Theatre; supervision of a 1 credit hour student theatre laboratory course; the production/company management of four Mainstage productions and the supervision/training of student stage managers.

 

Required Education and Experience
MA or MFA in Theatre or comparable professional management experience is required. Applicants must have experience coordinating Equity/URTA guest artist contracts, proven managerial skills, adeptness working with student/ non-professional design/technical crews, and the ability to work in a collaborative, team-based environment.

 

Preferred Qualifications
Desirable candidates will have prior experience in the following: teaching at the undergraduate level, professional production/stage management, developing course curriculum, and arts management/entrepreneurship.

 

To Apply
Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy (limited to one page) to: 

Andy Mills
Department of Theatre and Dance
1300 Greene St.
Columbia, SC 29208

 

Applicants must also submit an employment application through the University's Employment Opportunities page via the link below:
http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/16282


Instructor/Assistant Technical Director for Lighting and Sound

Position Description
The Department of Theatre & Dance invites applications for a non-tenure track, Instructor / Assistant Technical Director (ATD) for Lighting and Sound. This is a an eleven (11) month annual appointment with a salary of $51,333. It is reviewed annually for reappointment, contingent upon satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding.  The ATD for Lighting & Sound provides technical technical expertise and daily hands -on production supervision that strengthens student learning through our production program. Production responsibilities include: supervision of graduate and undergraduate students in the implementation of lighting and sound designs for the main stage and non-main stage theatre productions; organization, upkeep and maintenance of equipment and systems; assisting with production budget; and working with outside vendors. Job duties also include teaching two (2) undergraduate technical theatre or design courses per semester.

 

Required Education and Experience
Candidate should have an MA or MFA in a Design and/or Technical Theatre discipline or a BA / BFA Theatre degree with at least three years relevant professional or university employment experience. The ATD for Lighting and Sound must be hands-on, self-motivated and detail oriented with advanced technical, organizational and leadership skills. The position requires adeptness working with student / nonprofessional design / technical crews, and the ability to work in a collaborative, team-based environment.

 

To Apply
Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, resume, three (3) letters of recommendation, a list of references and contact information to:

University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance
Attn: Jim Hunter
1300 Greene St.
Columbia, SC 29208

 

Applicants must also submit an employment application through the University's Employment Opportunities page via the link below:
http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/17900


 

 

 

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.