Assistant Arts Professor of Dance History New York University Tisch School of the Arts United States

Assistant Arts Professor of Dance History

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New York University/ Tisch School of the Arts Department of Dance seeks to fill a full-time  Assistant Arts Professor position in Dance History to begin in Fall 2019. This is a multiyear, non-tenure track appointment, renewable based on performance.  Consistently recognized as one of the nation’s leading dance departments, the Department of Dance offers a spectrum of courses integrating artistic process and intellectual enrichment, with a focus on technique, performance, and dance composition. The Department of Dance faculty is comprised of  performing arts professionals who maintain a supportive atmosphere of collaboration and continuing artistic achievement.

Responsibilities include: instruction in graduate and undergraduate Dance History including World Dance, Western Dance History, and other Undergraduate and Graduate seminars. Professors are expected to maintain ongoing professional, creative and research work.                

Additional responsibilities may include: departmental, school and university service, student advising, dance concert mentoring and supervision, and other administrative responsibilities as designated by the Department’s leadership. 

The candidate should demonstrate significant previous teaching experience and scholarship related to the field of dance. Previous work in a performing arts department at the university level is preferred.


We seek a creative individual who is committed to developing ongoing relationships with the professional field locally, nationally and internationally. Faculty and students value an interdisciplinary perspective and an active interest in creative and scholarly investigations in dance. We encourage applicants who will add a significant artistic voice to our curriculum and faculty and who foster a broad, relevant perspective of Dance History including world dance traditions. 


The Tisch School of the Arts Department of Dance at New York University consistently ranks as one of the top programs in the country. The department, a three-year BFA program and a three-year dual degree MA/MFA program, is comprised of approximately 125 students.  We offer intense training for students committed to their futures as internationally acclaimed dancers and choreographers.


Courses include training in contemporary dance, traditional ballet, and choreography, as well as theory, composition, kinesiology, dance science, history of dance, music, acting and dance, and new media, all taught in a challenging, yet nurturing, environment. The Tisch interdisciplinary philosophy approaches the training of the dancer as a thinking, creative artist and allows for numerous opportunities to collaborate with musicians, designers, and media artists throughout Tisch. Tisch dancers graduate with physical virtuosity and the experience of groundbreaking performance work; they are ready to impact the globe as fearless artists.


POSITION: Assistant Arts Professor


QUALIFICATIONS: MFA degree or equivalent professional experience in teaching at graduate and Undergraduate levels.

Those with strong performance backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 1, 2018 or until position is filled


DATE OF HIRE: Fall Semester, 2019



Applicants should present evidence of effectiveness in teaching, as well as representative work samples to demonstrate skills and accomplishments in their area or areas of expertise.

Please ensure that the following components are uploaded to this link:

1) Cover Letter that specifies areas of expertise particularly relevant to the position, addressed to: Sear

2) Curriculum Vitae;
3) Three (3) letters of reference, accompanied by a bio or CV from each Referrer; and
4) 3-5 work samples that best represent areas of expertise outlined in the Cover Letter. Samples may include recordings, videos, published materials, etc.


For more information on the dance department, please visit our web site


If you have any questions, please email the Dance department’s Administrative Director, Daria Kendus, at, 212 992-9302.


New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

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