The Dance Department at Williams College seeks to hire a visiting assistant professor in dance history and theory for a one- year appointment in 2016-17.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. or be in the final stage of their doctoral dissertation. Teaching experience is preferred. The teaching load is two courses each semester. The fall semester includes a 100 level Dance History course (co-taught) and a 200 level offering on Writing for Dance. The spring semester includes a 200 level course on Global Perspectives in Dance and a 200 level course on Gender and the Dancing Body.
Applicants will participate in other aspects of department life and join a community of colleagues and students dedicated to the study of dance as an evolving human practice through embodied, creative and research practices. The department’s home is the ’62 Center for Theater and Dance. We offer studio and seminar courses, workshops, lectures, performances and field trips. We collaborate with other departments and area institutions including the Williams College Museum of Art, MASS MoCA, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
This position is eligible for the full package of faculty benefits.
We are interested in individuals who have experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Williams through their research, teaching and service.
The deadline for application is May 6, 2016 Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references via http://apply.interfolio.com/34744
Letters should be addressed to
Sandra L. Burton, Lipp Family Director and Chair of Dance
’62 Center for Theater and Dance
1000 Main Street
Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the college website (http://www.williams.edu)