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Assistant Professor Modern Dance

About the University:   Point Park University is an independent, coed institution located in downtown Pittsburgh with an enrollment of approximately 4000 full- and part-time students in more than 50 majors and concentrations. Founded in 1960 as Point Park College, it is known for providing its students with an education that combines the liberal arts with career education. The University offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. To learn more about Point Park University visit its webpage at http://www.pointpark.edu


The Position: One full time tenure-track position in Modern Dance at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall 2011.  The Dance department offers BA and BFA degrees with concentrations in Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance.  Students perform with the resident Conservatory Dance Company in five mainstage productions each year.  The dance program at Point Park University is professionally oriented, and all students accepted into the program should expect a level of training and discipline that reflects this intensity. The Dance department is part of the Conservatory of Performing Arts, along with departments in Theatre, and Cinema and Digital Arts.  Faculty members are expected to participate in advising, Faculty Assembly, university committees, auditions and student activities. 


Requirements: An MFA degree in Dance with emphasis in Modern, a minimum of five years experience teaching Horton, Cunningham, or Limon technique, and a professional performance background including three years with an established dance company.   Must be able to teach all levels of modern dance technique choreograph and/or stage works from repertoire. Applicants with teaching ability and experience in the following areas will be given further consideration: Somatics, Pilates, Repertoire, Contemporary Partnering, Choreography, Pedagogy, Anatomy, Composition, Kinesiology, or Dance History.


Application Procedure:    Qualified candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, and list of 5 references with contact information to: Office of the Dean, Attention: DANCE FACULTY SEARCH, Conservatory of Performing Arts, Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, Suite 625 LH, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or by e-mail to: conservatory@pointpark.edu. If submitting your application by e-mail, please note that the subject line MUST STATE: DANCE FACULTY SEARCH. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience. Position is subject to approval of funding. Review of candidates will begin on June 1, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled. Point Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.