Teach classical ballet technique, pointe technique, dance history, and ballet pedagogy; teach coursework in areas of interest and specialty as needed; create original choreography or stage classical ballets for students and direct one Conservatory dance concert annually; maintain a professional profile that reflects the career of a distinguished teacher/performer/artist; contribute to dance division efforts in recruiting, retaining and mentoring students; contribute to the creative/scholarly, academic and service environments characteristic of a Conservatory within a university; enrich the diverse cultural environment of the Kansas City metropolitan community; participate actively in the intellectual life of the Conservatory and university by serving on committees and engaging in other Conservatory activities; contribute to curriculum development, faculty governance and administrative activity of the Dance Division.
Demonstrated successful and innovative experience teaching classical ballet from a technical and/or theoretical perspective, preferably at the university level; demonstrated ability to teach all levels of ballet technique; expertise in at least two of the following areas: pointe technique, staging classical and contemporary classical ballets, dance criticism/aesthetics, composition, pas de deux, contemporary partnering, kinesiology, or world dance forms; evidence of a commitment to the field of ballet as a site of creative and/or scholarly inquiry; sustained and significant professional experience at the national/international level as a performer/artist/scholar/choreographer; terminal degree in dance or equivalent professional experience.
Full Time/Part Time
This is a full time, benefit eligibe, tenure track position with a appointment date of September 1, 2020.
Rank and tenure will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
APPLICATION MATERIALS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE : Application form, application letter, and curriculum vitae including educational background, previous academic appointments, and artistic credentials. See position posting at UMKC Human Resources website: http://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/ Use search keyword " ballet ."
MISSION STATEMENT: The Dance Division of the UMKC Conservatory is committed to performance excellence through specialized training in dance technique, theory, and choreography advancing creativity, performance, scholarship, and learning in the arts. Intellectual and artistic growth is the primary focus of the Dance Division, which is supported by the program in a disciplined and nurturing environment. The education of the student is enhanced by a strong foundation in ballet, modern dance, and choreography. We collaborate to champion the best aspects of the past as we prepare for the future through innovation, enterprise, and arts advocacy. In keeping with the mission of our University, we seek to promote diversity while fostering an inclusive learning environment.
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