October 26, 2017


Ohio State Dance

The Department of Dance seeks a dance artist/teacher/scholar with expertise in community engagement through dance pedagogy, art-making processes, and movement practice. We welcome a colleague interested in forging collaborations between OSU Dance and underserved local, national, and international communities to engender greater public engagement with their voices and histories. We particularly welcome applicants whose foci embrace African American, Latinx, immigrant, and refugee community contexts. 

This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact. This position maps onto the Human Dimensions of Global Challenges Focus Area of the Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme, and was inspired by the “Be the Street” pilot project of the Humanities and Arts Discovery Theme. 

Our new colleague will contribute: 

In Research: Pioneer community-based artistic collaborations and choreography, and/or scholarship in dance pedagogy. 

In Teaching: Instruct courses in community art-making practices, dance technique/movement practice, and dance education. Lead community engagement initiatives such as the School Tour Group, student projects in schools and community centers, and work with local arts groups and/or social services. Additional expertise could include one or more of the following areas: composition, somatic practices, and creative technologies for dance. 

In Service: Provide leadership in undergraduate and graduate programs, curriculum development, advising, and governance within the department, college, university, and the field. 

About the Department 
The Department of Dance at OSU, one of the oldest dance departments in the country and a founding member of the National Association of Schools of Dance, consistently ranks as one of the top programs in dance. We provide intersecting investigations with courses in varied movement and choreographic practices, repertory, dance history, production and lighting, dance pedagogy, cultural studies, screendance and dance-related technologies, dance documentation, theory and analysis. The breadth of our program values diverse perspectives and prioritizes educating students in a comprehensive way within the lively discourse of a major research university. We have a bold commitment to cultural, racial and ethnic diversity, reflected throughout our curriculum and in recruitment of faculty, students and staff. 

Our department is staffed by 12 tenure-track faculty, adjunct educators, international guest artists, visiting scholars, and 20 graduate associates. We serve 105 BFA undergraduates, 30 MFA/PhD graduate students, 250 dance minors, and 1200 general university students each semester. A significant number of our graduates are in tenure-track positions (more than 80) and in chair positions nationally. 

Our newly renovated facilities in historic Sullivant Hall feature state-of-the-art performance spaces, six studios, a costume shop, and a media lab. Our neighbors include The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design with a motion capture lab and the famed Wexner Center for the Arts. 

You'll love working with us. 

Position: Assistant Professor, Full-time, tenure track

Qualifications: Required: MFA with significant work as an artist. Preferred experience: university teaching, developing or working in interdisciplinary research teams, mentoring members of underrepresented groups. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Application deadline: December 1, 2017

Date of Hire: Autumn Semester 2018

Send Letter of Application, CV, 3-5 Work Samples, and 3 Letters of Reference through Academic Jobs Online:

Inquiries: Mitchell Rose, Search Committee Chair,

To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA Employer.

About the College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of Ohio State. With more than 80 departments, schools, centers and institutes, the college teaches 1.5 million credit hours each year, and delivers 60 percent of the academic curriculum to Ohio State students. Its vast academic diversity is its greatest strength, combining the best of a major research institution with a rich liberal arts foundation. Arts and Sciences faculty create new knowledge to solve global problems, fuel Ohio's economy, spark student inquiry, and engage with the local community.

About Ohio State
Established in 1870, The Ohio State University in Columbus is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive campuses. More than 55,000 students select from 14 colleges, 175 undergraduate majors, and 240 master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs. The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work- life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

About Columbus
Columbus is Ohio's capital and its largest and fastest-growing city. It's a vibrant blend of arts and culture; inspired culinary, fashion, music and entertainment scenes; exciting collegiate and professional sports; and an open, community spirit. Ranked by BET Networks as the “#1 best place to live, work and raise a family for African Americans” and home to one of the largest Pride festivals in the Midwest, Columbus is a smart, dynamic and progressive city. Let us, with unabashed pride, show you what other people have determined about Columbus:

6th Best Big City
Yelp's Hottest Hipster Market
The Most Underrated City in America for Gay Travelers
3rd Best City for Black-Owned Small Businesses
6th Best Arts & Culture Cities (ahead of SF and NYC) 
3rd Best City for Millennials
2nd Safest City for Young Families with Kids 
3rd Happiest City in the Country
7th Smartest City in the World

You'll love living here.

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