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Visiting Artist - Dance History

POSITION:  Visiting Artist – Dance History: 1-3 year contract, renewable                                     

REPORTS TO: Chair, Department of Dance 

REQUIREMENTS:  An MFA in Dance, Choreography or equivalent professional experience is required. A minimum of 1 year of university teaching experience and five years of professional dance experience is required.

PRIMARY  FUNCTION: This position is for a Visiting Artist of professional practice who teaches theoretical and dance history courses, as well as studio-based courses in dance composition and/or improvisation. The position also requires: rehearsal direction and staging of guest artist choreography, the creation of choreography for annual productions, and the ability to teach in at least one of the following areas: cross-cultural dance studies, somatic practice, dance science, dance technology, and/or dance entrepreneurship. There are also opportunities to teach in other areas of specialization.


  1. Teach Dance History classes at all levels in the department.
  2. Teach in a supplemental technique or theoretical area such as: composition, modern dance, dance history, improvisation, somatic practice, dance technology, or dance entrepreneurship.
  3. Participate in and develop departmental assessment efforts.
  4. Stage, rehearsal direct, and/or choreograph works for annual productions.
  5. Attend all departmental meetings.
  6. Be available to adjudicate on- and off-campus auditions for the Department of Dance.
  7. Participate in student recruitment efforts at the departmental and university levels.
  8. Perform other related duties as assigned.


Please submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, list of three professional references with contact information to: Rubén Graciani, Chair of Dance & Associate Artistic Director , Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, Suite 625 LH, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or by e-mail to: Dancejobs@pointpark.edu.

Point Park University is an equal opportunity employer.