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Visiting Artist - Jazz Dance

Visiting Artist – Jazz Dance: The Dance Department in the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University invites applications for a full-time, one-year sabbatical replacement position to begin Fall 2012 at the rank of Visiting Artist. 

The successful candidate will possess a BA, BFA, or MFA degree in Dance with an emphasis in Jazz and a minimum of three years teaching experience and professional performance background including five years on Broadway or with an established dance company.  Candidates must be able to teach all levels of jazz dance technique.  Teaching ability and experience in the following areas is also desired: Repertoire, Choreography, Pedagogy, Composition, Kinesiology, or Tap.

Point Park University is a fully accredited institution located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Conservatory of Performing Arts offers BA and BFA degrees with concentrations in Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance.  Students perform with the resident Conservatory Dance Company in six concerts 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.  In addition to dance technique and related classes, students take part in a strong academic curriculum, which provides the skills needed for success in today’s world and also addresses social, cultural and political issues.  Detail information about our students’ experience in the program can be found at: www.pointpark.edu/dance

Application procedure:
Please submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, list of three professional references with contact information to: Office of the Dean, Conservatory of the 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: Visiting Artist – Jazz Dance.  Videotapes of teaching and/or choreography may be requested during the search process.

Review of applications will begin April 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.  Positions are subject to approval of funding.  Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience.  The Dance Department is committed to building a diverse academic community.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Point Park University is an equal opportunity employer.