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Assistant Professor of Dance Studies/Contemporary Dance

Posting Numberreq5780
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
Hiring DepartmentTheatre and Dance (652A)
Academic LocationCollege of Fine Arts
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary


The Dance Program at the University of New Mexico offers the following degrees: BA in Dance with designated concentrations in Contemporary and Flamenco; MA in Theatre and Dance with a concentration in Dance History and Criticism; MFA in Dance; BA in Interdisciplinary Arts, in collaboration with other departments. The University of New Mexico is a Hispanic-enrolling institution in a minority/majority state. The Dance Program and University are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service.




Teaching: Teach three courses per semester at undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of dance/performance studies, western dance history from a multicultural perspective, and contemporary/modern dance technique. Ability to teach one or more of the following is welcome: transnational dance form(s); African diasporic dance form(s); dance appreciation; dance pedagogy; writing about dance; conditioning for dancers; dance kinesiology; choreography; improvisation; dance and technology.


Research: Maintain research, scholarly, and/or creative activity that leads to publication and/or performance via appropriate platforms. Practice-as-research and community-engaged research are welcome.


Service: Collaborate with faculty and lead initiatives regarding development of undergraduate and graduate dance curriculum and building strong MFA and MA degrees; mentor and advise undergraduate dance majors; advise graduate students and serve on thesis and dissertation committees; mentor undergraduate and graduate choreography and research projects; direct dance concerts in rotation with other dance faculty members; serve on various departmental, college, and university committees.




A) PhD complete or pending in dance studies, performance studies, or related field

B) Two years experience teaching lecture and/or studio classes at the university level in two of the following: modern/contemporary dance technique; dance/performance studies; dance history; writing about dance; dance appreciation



A) Three years experience teaching at the university level in two or more of the following: dance/performance studies; western dance history from a multicultural perspective; contemporary/modern dance technique; transnational dance form(s); African diasporic dance form(s); dance appreciation; dance pedagogy; writing about dance; conditioning for dancers; dance kinesiology; choreography; improvisation; dance and technology

B) Evidence of research in area(s) of expertise with proof of peer-reviewed publication and/or professional performance

C) Clear research agenda

D) Academic administrative experience

E) A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities

F) Grant writing experience

Application Instructions1. Cover Letter 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Teaching Statement 4. Research Statement 5. Links to videos of creative work and/or copies of scholarly publications 6. Names and Contact information of three references

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 9/10/2018. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.