Ohio State Dance Seeks Assistant Professor, Dance Film and Digital Technologies

September 28, 2023

Ohio State Dance Seeks Assistant Professor, Dance Film and Digital Technologies

Momar Ndiaye and Mitchell Rose's dance film

The Department of Dance seeks a moving image specialist in dance with a demonstrated artistic practice and a vibrant and recognized body of work commensurate with the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants will ideally be engaged with contemporary aesthetic developments in dance filmmaking, whether in non-fiction, narrative, or experimental filmmaking, or integrated, hybrid, AR/VR, immersive, popular, or other screen practices. They will additionally prioritize interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to research-based practice and scholarship. The Department is committed to investigations of dance through embodied practices, historical inquiries, and technological explorations to continue to ask the question, “what is contemporary dance?” We are invested in deepening our engagement with underrepresented archives and repertoires in dance and dance studies. We are looking for a versatile individual who can integrate theory and practice in their teaching and research, and in their mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students. We especially encourage applications from filmmakers and screen-based artists who can collaborate to strengthen and refine our existing program, as well as contribute to envision how it might evolve to reflect the future of dance onscreen. We are particularly excited by opportunities to strengthen connections with other entities at Ohio State, including the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Moving Image Production program, and the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, among others. 

Dance film faculty teach comprehensive introductory and advanced courses in popular and experimental screen composition, and supervise and advise students making work in a variety of forms, styles, software, and platforms. As our moving image curriculum is grounded in project-based instruction, our new colleague will cultivate a space of curiosity where students can learn and think at the edge of what these practices can be. We therefore seek someone to mentor students through the entire creative workflow from conceptualization to public sharing, and who will be able to connect with students coming from disciplinary areas across campus with different background knowledge and experience.

In research, our new colleague will have, or have the promise of establishing, a sustained interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary creative research agenda rooted in dance, which may include collaborative, curatorial, and/or scholarly projects.