New Mexico State University - Announcement Of Position Available

Position/Title: Assistant Professor of Dance (Full-time, Tenure Track, 9-month position)

Review Date: Review of applications begins December 5, 2011. Applications received after this date may be considered.

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Department Description: The Department of Human Performance, Dance, and Recreation has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 525 majors, and provides a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance as well as Bachelors of Science degrees in Kinesiology, Physical Education and Athletic Training. The department is currently proposing a collaborative Masters of Arts in Teaching Dance with the College of Education’s Curriculum and Instruction Department.

Required Qualifications: The candidates must have:
• Masters degree in dance or professional equivalent;
• Experience and knowledge in the areas of Ballroom and Latin dance in both the competitive and stage arenas
• Two or more years of teaching experience, preferably at the collegiate or professional level;
• Provide clear evidence of an ability to conduct scholarship and/or other creative work indicative of professional merit
• Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to those candidates who:
• Have Certification in Ballroom and Latin syllabus;
• Have experience in fundraising.

Position Responsibilities: The New Mexico State University Department of Human Performance, Dance and Recreation is seeking a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track assistant professor who will assist in achieving the department’s mission of teaching, research, and service. The faculty member must be able to provide undergraduate instruction in Ballroom and Latin dance styles; teach professional coursework in Ballroom and Latin choreography and pedagogy; coordinate, evaluate, and promote existing Ballroom and Latin dance program; provide professional guidance for student dance performance organizations; participate in faculty governance, strategic planning, curriculum review, student outcome assessment, and advisement of undergraduate students; demonstrate teaching proficiency, professional service and research/creative activity for achieving tenure.

Benefits: Group medical, dental, and hospital insurance, group life and disability insurance, state educational retirement, workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation.

Applications: Send via email, mail or fax: letter of interest, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, and the names and telephone numbers of at least four references to:

Carolyn Aragon
Human Performance Search Committee
Box 30001, MSC 3M
New Mexico State University Las Cruces, NM 88003-0001
Phone (575) 646-2215; Fax (575) 646-4065

About the University: New Mexico State University is a research extensive university founded in 1888 as a land grant institution. It has 86 areas of undergraduate study in six undergraduate colleges, 40 areas of study on the master's level, and 19 on the doctoral level. More than 16,000 students study on the 6,250 acre campus. The College of Education is a member of the prestigious Holmes Group and has an enrollment of 1,500 undergraduate and 600 graduate students. NMSU is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, a community of 85,000 with approximately 360 days of sunshine a year.

New Mexico State University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities are encouraged to apply. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of individual’s eligibility for employment in the United States. All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal law, state law, and NMSU policies/procedures, and will include the completion of a criminal history check.

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